Do you want to find a job you’ll love and start to set goals for the rest of your life?
Being sure of your interests is the first step to getting there. Here are some questions to ask yourself about what you’re interested in:
Do you like to build things?
Do you have a passion for helping people?
Do you enjoy working with your hands?
Is science your thing?
Are you a people person?
Do you like sports?
Do you enjoy music and the arts?
Do you like health and wellness?
Do you care about your community?
Do you like children?
Are you a math whiz?
Do you care about animals?
DISCOVER YOUR PATH
Visit Indiana Career Explorer to access more resources like skills assessments, interest surveys and more. Just create your profile to get started! Once there you can:
Take the career interests survey.
In this survey, you can narrow down some career options by ranking the activities you like to do. When you’re finished, your highest ranked interests will match you with careers you may enjoy.
Take the skills assessment.
Everyone is good at something. Some people are better with numbers. Some people are visual learners. During this assessment, you’ll just mark how confident you are doing certain activities, and the results will list careers that require the skills you’re the best at.
Take the work values assessment.
How do you want your work-life balance to look? Do you want to work a more traditional “9-5” job? Maybe you see yourself working in a very hands-on role. How much money do you want to make? These are all important things to consider. This assessment will help you find out what matters most to you in your career and in your lifestyle.
WHAT KIND OF EDUCATION DO I NEED FOR THE CAREER I WANT?
Each career requires a different type of degree. Some may require specialized training in a specific field or earning an associate degree. Others may require many years of advanced study — like doctorate degrees. Some careers require special accreditation or a degree from an accredited college. You may also consider adding a minor. For example, foreign language minors can help a business degree stand out when you start your job search. Take some time to explore the degrees that the jobs you like require. Then once you start your college search make sure the colleges you apply to offer those degrees or a path to get you there.
See below to get an idea of the degree requirements for some of the top careers in Indiana. Find out more about the different types of degrees here. Or, learn more about majors and careers at bigfuture.