“But I don’t want to go to college for eight years.”
So he majors in something else . . . and he’s miserable. If only he’d known that he could become a medical technologist with two years of college! He could have been prepared for a rewarding career.
The U.S. Department of Labor issues one of the best resources for finding practical information about careers.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook gives information on how to prepare for a career as well as what to expect. It includes facts on average salaries. It also talks about job prospects. (After all, it’s no good preparing for a career if there aren’t any jobs in the field.)
Most career centers and libraries have the Handbook on the shelves. Or see the latest version online at http://stats.bls.gov//ocohome.htm (9/99).
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