Step 2: Explore


Be Curious:

Discover Options With Career Research

There are many ways to learn about career pathways to help you get a jump start on life after high school. Take some time to play around using the tools below. Learn about career from professionals doing work that interests you. Get  your burning questions answered about specific occupations.  Learn about the educational paths and training you need to reach your career goals.

Use the resources below to help you answer relevant career research questions:

  • What skills and abilities do I need to develop?
  • What does a typical day look like?
  • What education or training do I need?
  • Where can I get required training or degrees for this occupation?
  • What would be my earning potential?
  • Is this job in demand?
  • How can I advance my career?
  • What are some related occupations that I should consider?

Career Videos

Career videos are a great way to learn about occupations from professionals doing interesting work.  Explore each of the resources below because they cover different career paths and different perspectives.


Career Research Tools

Online career research tools help students get a more detailed overview of career paths as well as answer frequently asked questions. Instructions for how to best navigate the tools are included.

Please don't be overwhelmed by the number of websites below. Different websites focus on different careers so play around with a few to get a broad perspective of opportunities. See what works best for you and have fun exploring careers that might align with your interests.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Learn about typical career areas and employers that hire people with specific college majors as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

Click on the logo below to start. The link will take you to the University of Oregon Career Center.  There you can click on the link again to get to the main website.  Click on the "All Majors" icon and explore from there (scroll down to the bottom of each page for more career specific links).

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