What Kinds of Jobs Are Out There, And How Can I Find Them?
You’ll spend a lot of time in your career, so it makes sense to spend some time thinking about it. Finding a job that you’re a natural fit for will help you feel more satisfied in your career. Everyone is different, and has different strengths and skills.
Check out some of the pages listed here to learn more about how your skills align with your goals, and find out how your personality style can lead you to the perfect career.
What is the Most Important Factor in Job Satisfaction?
The chart above shows there are a lot of things to consider when planning for your career. Don’t forget to think about how many hours you want to work and how much money you want to make. How much time do you want to spend in school? What kinds of degrees are required for certain jobs? Finding the perfect career means balancing these questions with the things you are good at and enjoy doing.
It’s a good idea to look for careers that are hiring people, so you can put your hard-earned degree to work for you.
Depending on where you want to work, some jobs are more in-demand than others.
Here in Indiana, some of the fastest growing careers include registered nurses, teachers, welders and machinists. Visit Indiana Career Ready to see an overview of the fastest growing careers in Indiana along with average salaries and degree requirements.
What Types of Career Should I Look For?
Your strengths and interests are often suited for a particular industry or career cluster. Your skills may be useful in more than one industry – or in multiple careers within the same industry. The Indiana Department of Education identifies 12 career clusters, along with pathways, to help you determine which high school and college courses you should take to get there.
You can preview the clusters below and see a sample of the careers in each cluster, or visit the Indiana Department of Education website to learn more. Remember, making the right choice today can eliminate tough choices in the future.