Career Exploration

Virginia Education Wizard:  Let the Wizard help you choose a career, get the information you need to pursue your career, find the college that is right for you, pay for college, transfer from a community college to a university, and get answers to your questions about your future.  Complete self-assessments and even manage your career and college plans using the new Career & Course Planner!

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Learn How to Become:  In-depth career information and guidance. LearnHowToBecome.org provides detailed insight into 45 of today’s most popular career fields, including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting, financial advising and teaching.

Each career has its own customized “how-to” guide, which starts by addressing important questions such as ‘What does a medical assistant do?” and “What skills are needed to succeed?”  The guide then dissects each of the educational and professional steps needed to enter the field, including coursework in high school, a college degree, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and professional exams and certifications.

For those interested in the bigger picture, each how-to guide also includes resources and tools specific to the career in focus:

– A directory of campus and online programs related to the career
– A tool comparing salaries in the profession across the U.S.
– Salaries of closely related careers
– Job growth information and data
– Professional resources

Learn How To Become