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With at least two-thirds of all new jobs requiring a college degree or training beyond high school, it’s more important than ever that you understand your options. And with tuition costs rising, you should explore careers and know what you want to study before you enter college.

You can also search for colleges with the College Navigator tool. Search by size, type, major and more.

Degree options and types of colleges
Make sure your program is the best fit for you and what you want to do after college. Read about types of degrees and other options after high school, such as the military or apprenticeships. You can also learn about different types of colleges. If you haven’t earned a high school diploma, read more about the GED and adult education first.

Your skills and interests
Take a career interest inventory to see which careers are a good fit for you.

Explore careers
Explore careers in-depth with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. This online resource lets you search by career (like graphic designer) or by occupational field (like farming) to see up-to-date career profiles. Learn about the training and education needed, earnings, current job prospects, what workers do on the job and work conditions.

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