Parents can help them make wise decisions by helping them explore what careers interest them, and what education each requires. Here’s how to get started:
• Think about friends, family or other people you’ve read about who have interesting jobs.
• On the left side of a sheet of paper, make a list of the jobs that sound most interesting.
• If your teen cannot pinpoint jobs of interest, have him list subject areas of interest. Then try to help him identify jobs in those subject areas.
• On the right side of the paper, write down the level of education required for the job. Also add any courses that may help your child prepare for such a career.
You can get help with this last step at your library. Libraries have directories that list career requirements.
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