Your work life is an important factor in your identity and lifestyle. You will need to do some thinking and research about your own skills and interests, possible career fields and pathways, opportunities to gain experience and training, and resources to support you while employed. You may find that it takes some trial and error to find the career field that is the best fit for you. You will need to be your own advocate through this process.
This mapping tool will provide information and link you to resources through the stages of your decision-making process:
Assessment: Use a variety of tools to accurately assess your abilities and interests
Employment Options: Various types of employment arrangements to provide needed supports to help you succeed and advance in your job
Career Exploration: Find out about career families or pathways and various jobs
Learning Opportunities: Consider various community-based learning and enrichment opportunities for learning more about career options and gaining valuable experience
Education and Training: Classes, programs and degree opportunities to give you the skills and credentials needed to get a job in your chosen field