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A good starting point in exploring all the career options and learning more about the job trends in the U.S. is the Career Connections website.  Career Connections  is an interactive website that offers you:

Career Exploration - A skills and interests survey that will help you narrow your choices to a career path that best meets your personal skills, knowledge and interests.

The RIASEC Test - A simple interest inventory to help you determine which career pathway could be right for you.

Video Gallery - 460+ career videos (no longer than 2 minutes each) that provides an overview and links to more information on skills/training requirements, salary information, job trends.

Hot Careers - Information on employment trends, salaries, future job outlook in selected programs in high demand and nontraditional career options.

Program options - A searchable site to all programs offered at the UH Community Colleges. 
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Career Access - Job preparation tutorials for completing job applications, writing resumes, preparing cover letters, and interviewing for a job.

The occupation you choose may also impact your earning potential. 

Earnings are driven by a combination of educational level and occupational choice. Some occupational clusters pay better than others. For example, the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) occupations earn more than teachers, regardless of educational level. People who work in the construction, trades and health industries also may earn more than the average bachelor degree holder. So, while the type of job you have may determine earning potential, we know that college education is still very important to increasing your overall earning potential over a lifetime.

And, don't limit yourself to traditional career paths. Women in nontraditional careers  (e.g., construction, trades, airline pilots, machinists, scientists, engineers, gardeners, firefighters, electricians, chefs, architects, etc.) earn on average 27.5% more than women in traditional jobs.

For salaries of different occupations, visit the  Salary Dashboard  for salary comparisons.
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