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Learn about specific careers

There are many ways to learn about a specific career. You should research online and talk to someone who works in that field already.

Research careers online to narrow down your list but don’t decide based on that alone.

Three great resources are provided by the US Department of Labor. These sites provide very detailed information on specific careers.

Some other useful resources include:

Informational interviews and internships can give you more detailed information about careers.  They help you to learn the information that is not available online.