1 Table of Contents Introduction ......................................................................... 2 Part I Choosing a Career........................................................ 2 Step – Self-Assessment............................................. 3 Step – Investigate Your Career Choices................. 7 Step – Find a Career Match.................................... 11 Part II Your Education Choices .......................................... 12 Career and Technology Education................................ 12 Community and Technical Colleges ............................ 13 Career and Trade Schools ................................................ 16 Four-Year Colleges............................................................. 19 The Military.......................................................................... 23 Apprenticeships ................................................................. 26 On-the-Job Training.......................................................... 27 Part III Make a Career Plan ................................................... 30 Career Planning and Educational Choices 2 3 1