The process of identifying careers you're interested in is called career exploration. Take the time now to evaluate who you are and what you want so you can get started on the right path.
Why I Work is a financial tool that shows you how much money you need to make to afford the things you want and need. Use Why I Work to get an idea of how much you need to earn and explore occupations with wages that match what you need.
Internships provide great opportunities for you to apply your classroom learning to invaluable real-world career experiences. Visit the Internships | Students Work site to explore and apply for internship opportunities here in New Mexico
This website talks a lot about jobs, occupations, and careers. Learn the difference between these three things before you begin exploring careers and creating your career path.
What's the difference between a job, an occupation, and a career? You might have many jobs within an occupation and many jobs within a career. A career or occupation usually refers to a type of work, while a job refers to a specific position with an employer... A Job is: Work for pay that may or may not relate to your occupation or career. Jobs Example: Mechanical Engineer at XYZ company or Engineering Manager at ABC Engineering. An Occupation is: A category of jobs with similar duties, education, and training, and work settings. Occupation Example: Mechanical Engineer. A Career is: it's the combination of your education, training, work, and volunteering over a lifetime. Career Example: A license mechanical who advanced into engineering-specific management and marketing positions over time.