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Student Showcase: Beatriz Ramirez, William Penn HS

 

“Now I know what I want to do with my life, thanks to the focus on careers at William Penn. At first, I picked culinary arts because I didn’t know what else to do. But I fell in love with it! 

Beatriz Ramirez

 

Career Pathways

Career pathway programs help you develop the academic, technical, and employability skills, and to gain the real-world experience needed for successful, in-demand jobs.

Choose a career cluster that you’re interested in, and learn more about the Pathways that are offered:

Which Pathways are in Your School?

Want to know which programs are available in your school?

Career Exploration Tools

Whether you know what career you’re interested in (e.g. web designer, nurse, educator, etc.), want to browse careers by industry (e.g. Construction, Education, Transportation & Storage, etc.), or you want to search for careers based on your interests, we have tools to help you.

Click on the + signs below to lean more.

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Explore Labor Market Data
By exploring Delaware’s Labor Market data, you can drill down into:

  • How career clusters and career pathways connect to specific industries and careers.
  • The level of skills required, salary levels and level of demand by career cluster, career pathway, and occupation.

Note:  Because of the amount of information, this is best viewed on a desktop. Also, either downloading and printing this tutorial or keeping it open in a separate window might be helpful.

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Explore Delaware's Middle Skill, High Skill, High Wage, and High Demand Occupations

Explore “middle-skill, high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand” occupations within Delaware, which are defined as follows:

  • Middle Skill Criteria: Occupations requiring some type of post-secondary education (such as an apprenticeship, certification, or an Associate’s degree) but not a Bachelor’s degree; or High School education with some work experience or at least one month on-the-job training or credential attainment.
  • High Skill Criteria: Occupations requiring at least a Bachelor’s degree, or Associates’ Degree with either a required Residency/Internship or five years of experience.
  • High Wage Criteria: Occupations paying more than the Delaware all-industry statewide median wage ($39,902 in 2018).
  • High Demand Criteria: Occupations with at least 4 annual job openings due to growth in Delaware.

TIP! You can jump to key words (e.g. engineer, construction, electrical, etc.) by pressing the CTL (Command on a Mac) and F keys simultaneously, and typing into the search box appears.

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Explore Your Career Options

My Next Move is an interactive tool to learn more about your career options, and has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.

You can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on your interests and level of work experience.

Note:  Because of the amount of information, this is best viewed on a desktop. Also, either downloading and printing this tutorial or keeping it open in a separate window might be helpful.

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Explore Occupational Outlook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) can help you find career information for hundreds of occupations. It describes the nature of the work, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects.

Note:  Because of the amount of information, this is best viewed on a desktop. Also, either downloading and printing this tutorial or keeping it open in a separate window might be helpful.

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Search Careers by Keywords

Describe your dream career in a few words (e.g. doctor, build houses, etc.).

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Browse Careers
Use this option to browse through 947 different careers!

TIP! You can jump to key words (e.g. engineer, construction, electrical, etc.) by pressing the CTL (Command on a Mac) and F keys simultaneously, and typing into the search box appears.

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Discover Occupations based on your Interests

The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do, and what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

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