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Career Options

Grad : Career Options

For inspiration in your planning, think about the different career opportunities ahead. Below is a chart of ideas to get you thinking. Remember that these are just a few ideas, and many other jobs fall into multiple categories.

Agriculture, Science, and Natural Resources

Career Focus
Working with and managing resources in the natural world

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Agriculture and natural resources work is often done in open outdoor spaces. Many people work 50 hours or more each week. Educational requirements vary.

Sample Jobs

  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Fisherman
  • Forest Ranger
  • Geologist
  • Surveyor
  • Timber Harvester
  • Veterinarian

Art, Media, Communications, and Design

Career Focus
Using ideas and information to communicate with people

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Communications professions are very competitive. Creativity, reading, writing, and critical thinking are important skills. Educational requirements vary.

Sample Jobs

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Playwright
  • Spokesperson

Business, Management, and Finance

Career Focus
Working with data, numbers and people in the business world

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Management professionals usually work in offices with computers, budgets, and accounts. These jobs often require a two- or four-year college degree.

Sample Jobs

  • Accountant
  • Business Owner
  • Office Manager
  • Salesperson
  • Secretary
  • Stock Broker
  • Store Manager
  • Travel Agent

Education, Social, and Health Services

Career Focus
Working to help people and solve social problems

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Human services workers need excellent communication skills to work with different types of people. Educational requirements vary widely.

Sample Jobs

  • Doctor
  • Firefighter
  • Librarian
  • Police Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher

Engineering, Science, and Technology

Career Focus
Working with objects, data, and ideas to create, move, change, operate, or build things

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Science and technology workers design buildings, improve technology and conduct scientific research. Workers may also operate heavy equipment. Most jobs require vocational training or a two- or four-year college degree.

Sample Jobs

  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Architect
  • Computer Scientist
  • Electrician
  • Engineer
  • HVAC Technician
  • Mechanic