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Explore possible career paths by interest or career path.
 
Look for local business in your chosen field to use as a primary resource for gathering information.
 
Provides grade-level suggestions on how to plan for life beyond high school.
 
The Bureau of Labor Statistics handbook for occupational outlooks. An invaluable resource. Check this out!!!
 
O*NET OnLine
Extensive reviews of occupations providing information on skills, degrees, and training required for a particular job. Also features a section on green jobs.
 
Search careers by personality type or Holland Code.
 
Shows the in demand/high wage jobs through 2018 based on education level. Has other information on the website as well that is pertinent to Maine.
 
Learn about careers through interviews with those in the profession. 
 
The ACT brings you a site to explore possible career paths.
 
A Maine-focused look at jobs and careers in the state.
 

College Resources

Navigate college admissions like a pro with Khan Academy's evolving resource! Inside, find advice that is relevant for all college applicants in addition to portions tailored for high potential students who are worried about whether they can afford higher education
 
 
Get current information on jobs and colleges. 
 
This site is sponsored by the Department of Education and is designed to provide a real look at the cost of college. 
 
A site designed to help students at all levels investigate and plan careers.
 
Statistics and information on graduation rates, SAT entrance numbers, and other useful facts.
 
American Association of Community Colleges website. Interactive map links to community colleges by state.
 
Search for schools by state, degree, institution type and get statistics and information on the schools of choice.
 
 
Check out this site for information on colleges and college rankings. These rankings are not without their critics, but they will provide a general overview of where schools fall on the admissions spectrum.
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