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CAREER EXPLORATION

Number of Job Titles registered at the Department of Labor: 44,000
How do you choose what's right for you?

RESEARCHING A CAREER

Every student needs to select a course of study (college or technical) that most closely aligns with specific personal characteristics like interests, values, abilities, and the type of work environment desired. High school students can get more information about various careers, educational requirements, future job and salary opportunities from the information links below.

View career resources to help you determine your college major.


  • Careerzone: New York State

    The site displays in-depth career and education information for moe than 800 occupations including job descriptions, estimated wages and the job outlook for each occupation.

  • Choices/Bridges

    An easy, interactive site that allows you to search occupations, colleges and financial aid. Contact your school counselor for log-in information.

  • Maia Learning

    This is a web-based education planning system that allows students to build digital literacy and prepare students for college and careers. Students can create their own personal log in with help from their school counselor.

  • Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Careers
    The DEC is committed to conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment. This short promotional video highlights the range of careers available to prospective employees.

  • Dictionary of Occupational Titles

    Look up a description of the job you're interested in!

  • Dream It, Plan It, Make It Happen

    A new gateway for youth, this site serves as a single point of contact to connect youth with the tools and resources they need to build a resume, budget for self-sufficiency or find their first job. Help from the NYS Dept. of Labor.

  • Engineering for Girls

    The goal of this site, which is sponsored by Lockheed Martin, is to help high school girls learn more about engineering and hopefully get them interested in what engineering has to offer.

  • Healthcare

    Visit this website to learn about career options with a Master's degree in global health.

  • Job Star

    Based in California, the site has the ability to search everywhere for jobs. Includes resume writing, career guides, salary info.

  • Labor Statistics

    U.S. Department of Labor offers career exploration.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

    For hundreds of different types of jobs. This site tells you the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.

  • Public Health Online

    This comprehensive guide to careers and degrees in health administration helps students evaluate the pathways into the profession. Included is an a overview of the kinds of degrees available, the curriculum that makes up the programs, information on internships and scholarships for college students, key salary information and a guide to job opportunities.

  • Show Me the Money

    Career advancement tools and resources.

  • The Princeton Review

    Information on various tests such as SAT, ACT, AP, GRE, and others.

  • Vocational Information Center

    Explore vocational and technical careers, check out the skills employers really want, find a trade school, research technical topics and take a look at the current job market.

Link Disclaimer: Some of the links in this area will let you leave the Tonawanda CSD web site. The linked sites are not under the control of Tonawanda CSD, and the district is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Tonawanda CSD is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by Tonawanda CSD.