So, you think you might like to be a Phlebotomist, an Actuary, an IT Specialist or an Underwriter? First you might like to know what these professionals do, where they work, how much education and training is required, and how much money they make on an average. Information on these careers, and thousands more, is available at your One-Stop Career Center.
It’s a very good idea to have a career plan in mind before you graduate and/or apply for any job. In order to create a career plan you will need information on careers that are of interest to you.
Talk with the Youth Specialist at your nearest One-Stop Career Center to begin working on your career plan today.
In Holyoke, contact Bud Delphin at Careerpoint by phone at (413) 532-4900 x104.
In Springfield, contact Kevin Lynn at FutureWorks by phone at (413) 858-2854.
Also, check out the REB’s Healthcare Workforce Partnership of Western MA website on healthcare careers!
You can also check out this website link: Career One-Stop to help you explore possible career ideas.
Or, this one! The Massachusetts Career Information System (CIS) is an online tool to help you explore occupations and find the right education or training program once you have made your career decisions. Use of MassCIS is free to all Massachusetts residents. A simple registration is required. In order to sign in each time you use MassCIS simply enter the user name of your Career Center, school or organization OR select your city or town.
Or this one! A new resource for students and job seekers looking for in-depth career information and guidance. LearnHowToBecome.org, a non-commercial organization, provides detailed insight into 45 of today’s most popular career fields, including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting, financial advising and teaching. Each career has its own customized “how-to” guide, which starts by addressing important questions such as ‘What does a medical assistant do’? and ‘What skills are needed to succeed’? The guide then dissects each of the educational and professional steps needed to enter the field, including coursework in high school, a college degree, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and professional exams and certifications.
For those interested in the bigger picture, each how-to guide also includes resources and tools specific to the career in focus:
- A directory of campus and online programs from accredited colleges and universities, related to the career
- A tool comparing salaries in the profession across the U.S.
- Salaries of closely related careers
- Job growth information and data
- Professional resources
You can view their home page and explore our industry and career pages here: