Missouri Career Education

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Missouri HSE Transition

Identifying A Career

Step 1

The first step in choosing a career is to think about your interests and abilities. Several online resources will help you do that and then suggest likely career paths. If you already know what career you want, you can skip this step.

Step 2

The second step is finding out what kind of education or training is required for your chosen career and whether it pays enough.  See the 250 occupation profile sheets in Missouri Connections, check out Missouri's Hot Jobs brochure, or search the U.S. Department of Labor website.

Step 3

Think you already have the skills you need for your chosen career? Find out – and get a certificate to prove it – at a Missouri Career Readiness Center.  If you need training to achieve your goals, a career center near you can help.

Step 4

For an excellent one-stop solution to choosing a career, learning about it, creating a resume, and starting a job search, check out one of the U.S. Department of Labor's comprehensive online sites:

How Do I Find?