What do you want to be when you grow up? You certainly don't have to know that yet. It is fun to explore and see some of the options available.
The Secret Lives of Scientists
The series profiles today’s leading scientists—and shows what they’re like when the lab coats come off—showing viewers a human side of science that many students can relate to.
On one portion of this site you can answer questions about your personality and interests to help you figure out what careers might be a good match for you.
Pennsylvania Career Zone
This website has a few different questionnaire tools to help you find careers that might interest you.
Take a quiz to find your true calling or just explore careers and college majors.
Videos and games about a variety of careers. This website is geared towards middle and high school kids. There are some great resources here that were collected by PBS. If you find a career that interests you, find it in the Occupational Outlook Handbook (below) and find which colleges might offer the education you would need at Big Future (below.)
When searching for colleges that match your interest on BigFuture, you can sort by filters such as location, majors, sports, diversity, and cost and give each a weight of importance on a sliding scale. You can find college-profile information of nearly 4,000 institutions Note: The price includes tuition and fees, but not room and board.
Information throughout the site is provided in nugget-sized tips and one-minute videos with student stories such as how they decided about going to school in a city, what role extracurricular activities played in deciding a major, and putting together a financial-aid plan for college.
Students can get to much of the information on BigFuture without signing up, but to create a plan or save your work, you do need to create an account.
U.S. Government Kids Career Website
Career information geared towards the middle school student.
Careers in Science
Want to know more about careers in science, technology, engineering, or math? Browse through detailed information on over 100 careers to discover what scientists really do and what it takes to prepare for these careers. Each career profile provides basic career information such as salary, job outlook, degree requirements, etc. They also have videos featuring interviews with real scientists or on the job profiles.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade
Lots of videos about different career fields, specially designed for middle schools.
A US government sponsored website
This site has links to website that contain information about specific careers
Very nice descriptions of all sorts of jobs in many categories.
See lists of the fastest growing careers or just browse by category.
It gets Better Letter
A letter about the future.