College Degrees for Your Career Interest Area

Finding the right career path starts with education. Many student struggle to choose the best major. One area to focus on, in addition to career values and personality, is your career interest area(s). There are six main career interest areas, and most people have one primary interest (including a secondary and possible third interest area). Read More …

There are No Guarantees

A lot of websites (this one included) and colleges may lead you to believe there are certain careers or degrees that guarantee a job offer or high pay. Unfortunately, almost every field has both graduates and experienced professionals that can’t find work. And you can find professionals in any industry that are unsatisfied. Articles about Read More …

Choosing a Career from a Variety of Interests

Interests are important considerations when choosing a career. But what if you have too many interests? What if your interests are constantly changing? Choosing a career would be easy if everyone had one or two consistent interests. But most of us  have several interests that change throughout our lives. Focus on Personality and Values When Read More …

Jobs for Analytical Types

Analytical skills are important for many high demand jobs in a variety of fields.  Analytical types enjoy using data and facts to reach a conclusion.  If this sounds like you, the following jobs jobs might be a good fit for your personality. Budget Analyst Budget analysts analyze and develop budgets for organizations and government agencies.   Read More …

Realistic Jobs with High Growth

Those with realistic career interests prefer work that is hands-on and do not often enjoy working in an office environment. Some promising jobs for those with realistic career interests: Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics (also called HVACR technicians) can receive training through technical and community college programs, which Read More …

Career Interests: People, Things, Facts, and Ideas

One important factor to consider when deciding on a career is interests. Four main categories of career interests are people, things, facts, and ideas. Interests may be partially determined by one’s personality. For example, a very introverted person might not be interested in working with people while extroverts might prefer working with people. Most of us have at least two interest areas, one primary interest area and one secondary interest area. Fortunately, most careers combine two or three interest areas. Read More …

Good and Bad Reasons to Get a Liberal Arts Degree

Liberal arts degrees are criticized because people with liberal arts degrees often end up doing jobs that could be done without a college degree.  However, a “practical” degree is no guarantee of a job or a good salary.  While it is true that graduates with technical degrees generally have an easier time finding employment and Read More …

Six Main Career Interest Areas

An interest area is a way of categorizing careers based on where and how you like to work. Your values and personality will influence your interest areas. Because this categorization combines important factors, it can be very useful when choosing a career. How do you use an interest area to choose a career? First, realize Read More …