Career Planning

Why get a job when you can have a career? Whatever field you're trying to pursue, we'll help you achieve your dreams, with advice on education, training, important job decisions, career changes, and more.
This illustration lists the ways to find the best certificate program for you including "Use the CareerOneStop Certification Finder," "Talk to alumni," "Find an accredited school," "Talk to your current employer," "Check local schools," and "Look for a program that works with your schedule."
Certificate Programs That Lead to Well-Paying Jobs
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What to Do When Your Career Disappears
Avoidance coping can create more stress.
5 Ways Your Side Hustle Can Hurt Your Career
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Signs That It’s Not a Good Idea to Make a Career Move
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Tips for Getting Back into the Workforce After a Career Break
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Medical Aestheticians: Skin Care Licensed and Certified Professionals
Doctors discussing patient record
The Basic Skills You Need to Excel in a Medical Office
medical biller performing her job duties
Job Expectations for a Medical Biller
man and woman analyzing data on projected screen
Biostatistician Education Requirements and Job Outlook
Work from home
Top 10 Side Gigs You Can Do From Home
Anesthesiologist sedating a patient in an operating room.
Anesthesiologist: Job Description, Salary, Skills, & More
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The Different Types of Medical Employers
A pharmacist talking to students
How to Get Into Pharmacy School
fine artist
What Is an MFA Degree?
A nurse in a hospital hallway
How You Can Become a Nurse
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Best TEFL Certification Programs of 2021
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The Best Online Business Writing Classes for 2021
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What Is Job Insecurity?
Veterinarian doing a check-up on a Corgi in clinic
The Best Careers for Animal Lovers
A day in the life of an electrical engineer: Design and develop, Supervise manufacturing, Evaluate electronical components, Process troubleshooting
Electrical Engineer Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
A day in the life of a psychologist: Determine appropriate treatments, Diagnose mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, make referrals to outside therapists, clinics, and treatment facilities
Psychologist Job Description: Salary, Skills, and More
A day in the life of a flight attendant: Provide hospitality and customer service, respond to onboard medical situations, assist in stowing carry-on baggage
Flight Attendant Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Everything You Need to Know About a Career in Engineering
International relations majors can work in the United Nations
What You Can Do With a Degree in International Relations
Image shows a woman witting in an office with three photographs of of clients beside her. She is on the phone, in front of a window. She has a computer and a plant on her desk, and a bookshelf of matching binders behind her. Text reads: "A day in the life of a public relations specialist: Write speeches for clients, evaluate public opinion of clients, develop press kit materials, median annual salary: $59,300"
Public Relations Specialist Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
social worker visit
How You Can Become a Social Worker
A day in the life of a social worker: assessing clients' situations to determine needs and goals, a strong desire to help others, referring the correct treatment centers to clients, actively training as needed in order to meet all certification standards
Social Worker Job Description: Salaries, Skills, & More
A day in the life of a photographer: Artistic quality, ability to self-promote, interpersonal/communication skills, eye for detail
Photographer Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
What is a boilermaker: A boilermaker is a tradesperson who manufactures, installs, and maintains boilers, tanks, and closed vats, assemble boiler tanks by automatic or robotic welding, read and understand blueprints, inspect and perform test to find any defects or leaks
Boilermaker Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
A day in the life of a truck dispatcher: Make sure truckers' logs are up to date, match truckers with cargo to be hauled, keep truckers up to date on road conditions, have a GED or high school degree
Truck Dispatcher Job Description: Salary, Skills, and More
Creative businesswoman brainstorming
Why You Need to Know About Job Outlook
A day in the life of an archeologist: Conduct excavation, Artifact handling and archival research, Be an active learner, Public speaking, writing, and presentations
Archaeologist Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Plumber Fixing Sink
Everything You Need to Know About Being a Plumber
A day in the life of an insurance agent: Generate and follow up on leads, schedule appointments, identify client needs; market appropriate products, close the sale, and provide customer support, meet new business production goals; network and build business referrals
Insurance Agent Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Image shows a woman sitting at an illustrator's desk, working on an animated drawing of a bird flapping its wings. Text reads: "A day in the life of an animator: create expressive character animation that portrays a wide range of emotions. brainstorm and conceptualize ideas, with the ability to produce concept sketches and quick concept edits. tight deadlines call for excellent time management skills. Collaborate with other animators, clients, and producers."
Animator Job Description: Salary, Skills, and More
Ballet Dancer's Feet En Pointe
Careers for Dance Majors
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6 Reasons Your Paycheck Is Smaller Than Expected
A day in the life of a fleet manager: Resolving disputes, Recordkeeping, including registering and licensing vehicles and keeping inspections up to date, Negotiating with suppliers, Implementing and enforcing scheduling and policy changes
Fleet Manager Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
A day in the life of a cosmetologist: evaluate and treat peoples’ skin, shave beards and perform facials, shampoo, cut, color, and style hair
Cosmetologist Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
A day in the life of a physical therapist: Create PT treatment plans to improve or restore a patient's mobility and reduce pain, continually reassess resource utilization as patient progresses toward goals, test and measure patient's strength, range of motion, muscle performance, examine patient's medical history
A Complete Guide to Becoming a Physical Therapist
A day in the life of a railroad conductor: Communicate effectively with other crew members and passengers, High stamina for long work days on feet, Ability to hear and read warning signs
Railroad Conductor Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Professor with digital tablet speaking to students auditorium
How to Use Your Psych Degree If You Don't Want to Be a Psychologist
Professional athletes include football players
Do You Want to Become a Professional Athlete?
a day in the life of a forensic scientist: testify in court, handle crime scene evidence, document findings, and collaborate with crime scene investigators
Forensic Science Technician Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Best tech companies
Top 10 Best Tech Companies for Your Career
A day in the life of a mental health counselor: Provide counseling services, conduct intake, assessment and intervention
Mental Health Counselor Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Dentist and boy patient
How Dental Career Options Go Way Beyond Being a Dentist
Same worker wearing different uniforms
Get the Facts About Different Occupations
Engineers repairing wing and landing gear on passenger jet in hangar
What You Should Know About Engineering Technicians
Image shows a woman standing in ankle deep water wearing big yellow boots, a hat, and a special glove. She is holding different beakers, and she appears to be in an exotic jungle. Text reads: "A day in the life of an environmental scientist: collect and analyze samples of soil, water, air, and other materials. Develop plans to prevent, control, or fix environmental problems. Provide guidance to the public, government organizations, and businesses to mitigate environmental and health hazards. Median annual salary: $69,400"
Environmental Scientist Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
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When Should I Change My Paycheck Withholdings?
Marriage therapist
What Is It Like to Be a Marriage and Family Therapist
Doppler test of a carotid. The doctor studies the carotid artery. France
What Is a Cardiovascular Technologist?
a day in the life of an ultrasound technician: prepare exam room and equipment, use sonography equipment, friendly disposition and good patient care, maintain confidence
Ultrasound Technician Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Observation and records in science
What Health Technologist and Technician Careers Are There?
Pharmacist giving medication to a patient - tretinoin vs isotretinoin
Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Pharmacist
Jobs in the video game industry
These Are Some of the Best Video Game Jobs in the Industry
A day in the life of a doctor: diagnose conditions, stay current on medical technology and research, prescribe and administer treatment, service orientation
Doctor Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
A lab technician using a micro-pipette
What Is a Lab Technician?
Male make up artist applying lipstick to model for photo shoot
Find a Career in the Entertainment Industry