First career? New career? Career advancement?
Explore, learn, and plan out your career’s next steps. Find your calling, and maybe a new job, with the tips and tools here.
Time for a change? Learn what you need to know (and skills you may need to acquire) to make a switch.
Love What You Do
You are not your career. You’re so much more than that: You are a unique blend of interests, talents, values, goals, relationships, purposes, and more. What if you could take everything that makes you special and bring all of that to your work every day? Or even most days. What if you could choose a career rather than simply finding a job?
“Sounds great,” you say. “But I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up (even if I’m technically ‘grown up’). I’m not even sure I know myself that well.”
Finding (and then claiming) your place in the world, and identifying how you can best contribute to an industry or community, is a lifelong process of trial and exploration. The average person will hold a dozen jobs by the time they’re in their 50s. The decisions and detours you make don’t have to last forever. There are gigs that pay the bills and then there are dream jobs; achieving the latter takes work and planning. Next Steps Idaho’s tools, quizzes, assessments, and tips can help you to learn more about yourself and the job or career that just might be a perfect fit.
Shop For a New Career
Use this interactive search tool to research careers. Filter through hundreds of jobs according to industry demand, wages, job descriptions, and training/education requirements.
- Search for a specific job title or industry
- Compare two careers side by side
- Explore related fields
- Plug your results into the Plan Smart tool to see if your future career can fund your desired lifestyle
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Get The Facts
Search the Information Center for information, and how-tos regarding career exploration, training opportunities, planning for college, and paying for your education.
Big Future’s Career Search
Check out Big Future's Career profiles to discover possible job opportunities, compensation, and what you can do in high school to help you land your dream job.
Careers in the Military
Find out what it takes to join the military, learn about potential career paths, education & training options and consider how service can lead to a fulfilling career.
Learn while you earn: Explore a wide variety of professional apprenticeships across Idaho and find out what it takes to get started.