Mighty Money Minute


Career Choices

Career Choices

“What do you want to do when you graduate?”

How many times have you heard that question? Do you know the answer yet? We’ll talk about making smart career choices in this month’s Mighty Money Minute.

Part of your career decision-making process is thinking about what you’re good at and like doing. But it’s also important to think about the financial consequences of your academic and career choices. Should you pursue a career that you will love, even if it may not pay well? Would you rather have a career that allows you to be more financially comfortable, even if you’re not as happy doing it? Perhaps you’ll find a career that provides a nice balance of the two.

We have some tips and tools to help you make the most-informed decisions possible.

  • If you’re still considering a range of career options associated with your college major, you might want to explore potential earnings at Major Choices.
  • If you’re confident that you know where your career pathway will take you, Career Choices can help you get an accurate picture of potential income growth over time in your chosen field.

These tools can help you make informed decisions as you weigh your options and work toward a successful future.

Next Steps

For even more details on the duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations — as well as information about the fastest-growing occupations and industries — check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook, by the U.S. Department of Labor:

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