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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Career

Picking a career is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. While in the past most people’s career prospects were limited by economic or social factors, today one can choose almost any career path. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the large number of career choices available and the amount of information Read More …