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Confirm there will be jobs in the future.
working with animals
protecting the environment
performing for people
working with people
planning and organizing
teaching people things
working with numbers
making and keeping rules
helping people be healthy
working with computers
caring for people
knowing how things work
studying the legal system
planes, trains, and automobiles
helping people have fun
working with your hands
Information Interviews are a great source for gathering information about a job or career field in which you are currently interested. You can request an informational interview with someone who does what you want to do – you ask the questions. The purpose is to obtain information, not to get a job.
Think you’d like to be a veterinarian? –> Volunteer at the animal shelter or a vet clinic.
Think you’d like to be a teacher? –> Volunteer in a classroom or at an after-school program for kids
Depending on your family size there is a minimum amount of money needed to meet the basic needs for survival. As your family grows, this will grow as well. The Self Sufficiency calculator below will help you to calculate this number based on your family.
As we go through life our family can change and grow. Marriage and number of children can impact how much money we need. Make sure the job/career you are looking at has room for income growth that will meet these needs. You can figure out how much money you need for your future family using the calculators from the previous question and answering the questions based on your planned family.
Select a salary range at Career Bridge to see careers that would meet your needs.
There are other things besides money that you might want to think about. Here is a starter list to get your mind thinking about other ways a job/career might impact your lifestyle.
- Does this job involve a lot of travel?
- What are the hours I’d like to work? Nights? Weekends? Flexible? Fixed?
- Do I need/want a job that can flex from full-time to part-time and back based on my family needs?
- Do I want to work from home?
- Do I like to work independently or in groups?
- Do I need to be active?
- What else is important to you?