Career Prep 

Explore Your Career Future

Thinking about a new career, or maybe about enhancing your job skills?

You’re not alone. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that the average adult holds nearly 12 jobs over a 30-year period.

To start exploring today’s job market, along with your interests and skills, spend some time online. Some tools to help:

    This site, sponsored by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education, includes lots of info for adult learners, including tips for balancing school and work, finding financial aid, and opportunities for those with military experience.
  • provides information that will help you plan for a new career or seek additional training for your current job.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics website,, includes a searchable database with detailed information about careers.
  • from O*Net Online and the U.S. Department of Labor offers lists of careers and average salaries.
  • offers a salary calculator that helps you estimate salaries for occupations based on state, region, work experience and education level.

Did you know?

By 2024, more than 80 percent of Hoosier jobs will require at least a high school degree, with nearly 50 percent requiring a higher level of education.

Got Skills?

Indiana Employers report they’re seeking employees with these skills:

  1. Communication skills
  2. Organizational skills
  3. Writing skills
  4. Customer service
  5. Leadership
  6. Problem-solving
  7. Planning
  8. Management
  9. Attention to detail
  10. Research skills

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