HOW TO BECOME: FIND YOUR DREAM CAREER

What is a career? While many people use the words “job” and “career” interchangeably, the two have very different meanings. Throughout your life, you may hold various jobs starting, perhaps starting when you are in high school or earlier. Typically, people pursue just one career. A career is a journey, and something you will be committed to in the long term. It consists of different steps and, ideally, it is something that you feel is your calling. If you are a student ready to begin your higher education, or have held many different jobs and want to know how to make the switch to doing what you love, this career guide will be a great resource.

Our guides include help for those looking into:

Creative CAREERS

Dreaming of becoming a Hollywood actor or a famous novelist? Always loved photography, cooking, or design, but want to know how to turn that into a career? We have tips on how to turn your passions into a reality.

Education careers

Teachers shape tomorrow’s generations. We have guides on how to become a teacher, counselor, college professor, or tutor.

financial/BUSINESS CAREERS

If a job dealing with money appeals to you, we can help you learn how to become an accountant, financial advisor, stock broker, and more.

MEDICAL CAREERS

Interested in pursuing many years of education to become a high-paid doctor or dentist? Want to channel your desire to help others into a career as a nurse, pharmacist, or paramedic? We have the tools to show you how.

Medical Assisting CAREERS

Interested in pursuing many years of education to become a high-paid doctor or dentist? Want to channel your desire to help others into a career as a nurse, pharmacist, or paramedic? We have the tools to show you how.

Mental Health/Wellness CAREERS

Psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, personal trainers, physical therapists, and nutritionists help their clients feel and look their best. The mental health and wellness industries are blossoming, and our guides can show you how to get in on these careers.

Physical Health/Wellness CAREERS

Nutritionists, personal trainers, and physical therapists help properly fuel, condition, and repair their clients’ bodies, improving their current well-being and long term health.

Public Service/Legal CAREERS

Whether a cop, paralegal, social worker, detective, fire fighter, lawyer, or correctional officer, people in these career fields are helping create a better, and safer, future.

Tech/Engineering CAREERS

Careers in tech are booming—the money can be great, and the opportunities in the field are continuing to grow. Our guides can help you become a web developer, computer engineer or programmer, mechanical engineer, or electrical engineer.

Trade/vocational CAREERS

Careers as electricians, mechanics, and contractors will always be in demand. What’s more, these are careers that students can often enter straight out of community college or undergrad.

RESOURCES

In addition to our guide, the following include some of the top career guide resources from across the Web:

  • American Job Center has career guides as well as job search tools, information for veterans, and more.
  • UC Berkeley’s Career Center offers a free, downloadable PDF guide to preparing for the job search, finding an internship, developing a resume, making a career transition, and more.
  • The job search engine, Monster, also has help pages for interviews, picking a suitable employer, and more.
  • Harvard’s Office of Career Services has an interactive guide to different types of careers, which also includes tips for “getting started” with internships as well as job opportunities abroad. Though some of their information is specific for Harvard students, much of it is helpful for anyone looking to get started on one of the career paths included on their site.
  • USAJOBS helps those interested in government jobs find openings.