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Career Exploration
There are a wide variety of careers for students to choose from in the world today. Did you know that there are over 10,000 careers in the health profession alone? That’s a bit overwhelming for any student to comprehend. Every student needs to consider what type of career/job they would like to do in the future. Some students may want to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. Others may choose a career that requires some type of post-secondary schooling. So, how do you find a career that fits your interests and goals for the future? There are several websites that are designed to help you explore the many options today.

Career Sites
Interest Inventory

Choosing a career can be a tough thing. Most of us would like to do something that we enjoy. But, how do you know what careers match your interests????  Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) offers help in career planning. You will be able to create an Interest Inventory and you will get a list of careers that match your likes and dislikes.


Entering the Work Force

Some of you will be entering the work force after high school. Whether you are looking at full-time or part-time employment, you should consider some additional post high school education. The job market is competitive, and someone else who has some additional education, may have the upper hand in the job search. Remember, you can take classes part-time or online. 

Job Search Sites

United States Military

The United States military is quite a bit different today than it was just ten or twenty years ago. The military is more difficult today to get into, to stay in, and more educationally challenging than it has ever been before. There are job opportunities in everything from pilots to musicians. Although, this option is not for everyone, for those of you who do choose the military, there are some incredible benefits for you. Military personnel enjoy excellent health and retirement benefits, educational payment plans, on-the-job training and good wages.

Career Exploration Program

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Career Exploration Program includes a validated aptitude test and interest assessment; this test measures strengths and potential for future success. The results are used to guide career exploration using our career planning tools. Learn more.

Note: This test is administered in the fall at TCU High School or can be arranged by a military recruiter. 

Explore Service Branches along with full and part-time opportunities
The Military is made up of six branches, each with their own active-duty and part-time components. Learn more by visiting
  1. Army -- | 1-800-USA-ARMY 
              Army Reserve -- 
              Army National Guard -- | 1-800-GOGUARD 
              US Military Academy - West Point -- | 1-845-938-4041
              Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) --
  2. Navy -- | 1-800-USA-NAVY
              Navy Reserve --
              Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) --
  3. Air Force -- | 1-800-423-USAF
              Air Force Reserve -- 
              Air National Guard -- | 1-800-GOGUARD
              Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) --
              Air Force Academy -- | 
  4. Marine Corps -- | 1-800-MARINES
              Marine Corps Reserve --
              US Navel Academy -- |
              Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) --
  5. Coast Guard -- | 1-877-NOW-USCG ext.1704
              Coast Guard Reserve --
              Coast Guard Academy -- | 1-800 883-USCG  
  6. Space Force -- The Air Force currently determines career and accession paths for military and civilian personnel assigned to, or wanting to be assigned to, the Space Force.