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Career Guidance for All Ages

A college degree will qualify you for more jobs. But first, you’ve got to figure out what your interests are. Use the resources below to consider some possible careers for you or your child; how to prepare in general for classes beyond high school; and what schools might be the best match for your chosen career.

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Prepare for College

Choose the Right School

  • Texas Schools Info - from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Compendium of Texas Colleges and Financial Aid Calendar:
    • Texas Colleges and Universities - see admission requirements, tuition and budget summaries, available financial aid resources and application deadlines by school.
  • CollegeforTexans.com - provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board:
  • College Navigator - link to nearly 7,000 colleges across the U.S., including two-year and trade schools. Learn about each type of school and how much it costs to attend.
  • Certification Finder - Completing a certification may make you more attractive to employers. It may give you an edge in today's workplace. Use this online tool to find out more.
  • Licensed Occupations - search for licenses by state, occupation or agency. The law may requries you to be licensed to work in a certain career. This tool provides the licensing rules and a link for more information.
  • Registered Apprenticeship (provided by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration) - Work while you prepare yourself for a great career through apprenticeship training. You can combine on-the-job learning with classroom instruction and earn money for your college expenses.

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