We are dedicated to providing students and their families with resources that help them plan their future educational course and career pathway. We have partnered with organizations to help you realize some of the options available for students after high school:
Are you interested in exploring career options?
Discover your career pathway and the wide range of health professions at ExploreHealthCareers.org. You can learn about the traditional and familiar health professions (e.g., doctor, nurse) and other lesser known health fields.

Interested in a career in engineering? Computing? Science? Nanoscience? The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), along with our other partners, brings you sites dedicated to those topics. Discover the creative engineer in you and find out how engineering applies to your daily life. Consider a career in computing. Look up science museums and science fairs. Interested in learning about Nanoscience and Nanotechnology?

The Burning Glass Company conducted research that concluded that the supply of STEM college graduates continues to lag far behind employer STEM talent needs. Read more about the opportunities in STEM careers.  Also, learn more about opportunities in fields such as cybersecurity, health informatics, and in “middle skills” jobs.

The future of manufacturing jobs is bright and lucrative, according to this article in the Wall Street Journal. While requiring advanced skills, some of the career paths may also help avoid student debt.

Watch this video to learn what Millennials think of Manufacturing Careers:

Here is where you can learn about future earnings and the return on your education investment.
Learn how your return on investment in college education stacks up in Payscale’s ROI Reports. Check out their reports by statemajor and school type. Also, view Payscale’s interactive reports page – see how a STEM degree has the highest ROI and explore the other factors that relates to a school’s ROI.

Deciding between two colleges (or four?!)? Read Payscale’s College Salary Report and compare Alumni earnings by school and degrees.

Glassdoor has reported on pay scale in the technology field and reveals a gap between genders.

Online safety is important when exploring careers and education. Click here to learn more.
Exploring career and educational options online can be fun and exciting, but safety comes first. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children developed an interactive and educational program, NetSmartz Workshop, to help teach teens, tweens, and children how to be safe on- and offline. Additionally, they’ve created Tip Sheets on how to deal with cyberbullying, sexting and social networking. To learn about child safety and prevention, visit this page.
Now that you have done some research, it’s time to start planning. Here are some of the planning tools we believe you might find useful:
Please also visit Student Research Foundation’s Research page. Providing a wealth of resources and analysis on today’s educational and career pathways, this page is updated continuously to keep students, parents and teachers up to date on the latest information.

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