You think you know what type of job you're interested in, and you may have even researched the type of training/education you’ll need to be able to get that job, but have you considered the earning potential?
Before you invest time and money preparing for a specific occupation it’s smart to find out what the future earning potential of that occupation might be.
Here are 3 tools to help you find the earning potential of occupations you may be interested in.
What will your lifestyle look like when you finish postsecondary education and training? Will you be living in a house or apartment, eating out every night, riding a bike, going on vacations around the world? Your plans now will affect the choices available later.
It’s hard to plan without really mapping out what you want your life to look like. Use the Reality Check budgeting assessment to see if your education plans meet the lifestyle you have in mind.
What do you want to be when you grow up? This is perhaps one of the scariest questions adults can ask students – unless you are among the lucky and know exactly what you want to be in adulthood. There is an online tool that will let you share your career selection progress in a way that highlights your talents and your skills and shows how those talents and skills may help you along various career paths.
Have you been asked, “How do you eat an elephant?” Maybe someone asked you as you were trying to accomplish something unfathomable, a huge task. Financial Aid is like that elephant. There is so much information out there on the topic including information on grants, scholarships, loans, federal work study, etc. But where to begin? We have the ultimate tool to help you narrow down your financial aid elephant into manageable pieces.
Where to start Personal Learning & Career Plans (PLCPs)? How to start? Which direction
should I take? I had these same questions when I sat down to write this blog entry. There are so many
directions I could go - just get to the point; draw some mind pictures. There is so much to write about
PLCPs. You are probably having similar questions as you approach the transition from high school to
college and career training. There are so many resources, many of them raising more questions than