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    • Wondering Where to Start?

      Your first step is as easy as asking the right people for help. Your parents and the people who care "for-and-about" you can help more than you may realize. In your school, there is likely someone who is ready and able to help you on your journey. Many teachers and even school administrators can help guide you to understand and explore your interests. There are a host of other people you should seek out, as well, to work on interest inventories, developing a career portfolio, and exploring careers.
    • Here is a list of just some of their job titles so you can start reaching out:
    Career Coordinator
    School Counselor 
    Career Counselor 
    Transition Coordinator/Counselor (do you have an IEP?)
    Co-op Coordinator 
    Diversified Occupations Coordinator 
  • These knowledgeable school personnel know a lot about how to help guide you to match your interests with the needs of the workforce and towards the best education and training options for them. 
  • Keep in mind that not every career requires a four-year college degree. There are many well-paying career options that require only certification or an associates degree to begin working in the field. Be sure to consider ALL of your options!
  • CareerOneStop

    Your source for career exploration, training & jobs

  • Assess your Emotional Intelligence level

    Survey to identify strengths and areas for further development.

  • Career Outlook

    Provides data and information on a variety of topics—including occupations and industries, pay and benefits, and more.

  • Investigate college majors and associated careers

    My Majors gives you information about college majors, the types of courses needed to get a degree, what jobs are available, and information about great institutions offering these college majors.

  • Occupational Information Network

    Descriptions and listings of occupations.

  • EduMed: How to Prepare for a Healthcare Career in High School

    Learn how to begin preparing for a career in healthcare while still in high school and equip yourself with the tools you need to set yourself up for future success.


  • PULSE Program

    Established in 2008, PULSE is Penn State College of Medicine’s educational outreach program for high school students passionate about the biomedical sciences. PULSE, operated as a medical student interest group, is a semester-long (12-week) academic course taught at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. PULSE aims to cultivate interest in medicine, biomedical science and health care systems science by introducing passionate learners to medical students, biomedical researchers and practicing clinicians.

Our work: The Partnership for Career Development works to build a system of K-12 career education, increase awareness of post secondary training and education opportunities, and strengthen workforce development in the Pennsylvania Capital Region.

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