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There are lots of different types of people who will be best suited for different types of jobs. You may have friends who think the same way you do, or you may know people who solve problems in a completely different way.
Visit Indiana Career Explorer to discover a variety of careers in Indiana and take an assessment to see how your interests might match up to careers. Another way to explore careers is to better understand how what you do well and like to do fits with the work activities that take place on the job.
Remember: Personality tests can help you narrow down the wide array of career options, but no test can tell you exactly what you should do with your life.
What kind of jobs are out there & how can I find them?
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 INDemand Jobs to see an overview of these careers, along with average salaries and degree requirements.
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.
After you have identified the career you are hoping to pursue, it is time to start planning for your future education. This involves choosing a college or certification program. For guidance on how to do this, visit Planning for College.