Determining a career path to pursue can be a very difficult decision. And while it can and will get stressful at times, you should cherish the fact that you have the opportunity to make these choices.
But with these choices comes responsibility. That is why it is important to do your research to determine which career is right for you.
Today, job seekers just starting out have the ability to weigh their career options with statistical data – a method that was unseen in previous generations. No longer do you have to choose a career based on title alone. Key factors you should consider when researching careers include:
- Your skills and interests
- Career growth and stability
- Education requirements
With a little help and a few strokes of the keyboard and a couple clicks of the mouse you can be on your way to learning about different career fields and finding the right one for you.
Below is a helpful interactive chart from Rasmussen College where you can compare and learn more about more than 300 different careers fields worth pursuing. The careers are grouped into four categories: Top Performers, Elite Player, A Good Bet and A Matter of Taste. All data was collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Getting started is simple: Simply select your category of interest or start clicking the dots to learn more how the career fields compare against each other. You can also review the key factors to consider that will help you identify which career has both potential and interests you the most.
Click image to open interactive version (via Rasmussen College).
Just remember, at the end of the day choosing a career to pursue is going to be a gut decision. So whether you have yet to decide on a career path or are looking to make a career change, you can use this tool to narrow down your employment options for finding a new career path.
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Good luck in your search.