The path someone takes from an entry-level job to a higher skilled job in the same field is called a career path. Moving along a career path may require additional training on the job, industry certification, or additional education. Exploring different careers can help you discover your interests and talents. Then, you can determine your individual career goals and the steps needed to achieve them.
When you’re just starting out in the world of work, it can also be helpful to understand what occupations have a growing number of jobs in our region. Exploring career paths in these jobs can help you understand how to progress from an entry-level job to a position with more responsibility, higher skills, and better pay. Our Career Exploration Portal can help you explore careers in a field that interests you.
Additional Career Planning Resources
CalJOBS – explore careers and the education and training requirements you need
California Community College Career Café – explore careers and learn about the training available for those careers via the community college system
CareerOneStop – national source for career exploration, training & jobs
MappingYourFuture.org – help with choosing and planning your career
O*NET OnLine – career exploration and job analysis tool [ English | Spanish ]
Virtual Career Network – for health care, green, and transportation jobs
Use these resources to learn about careers.