Part of deciding how much education or training you need after high school is thinking about the type of life you want. No matter what your goals are, you can start to figure out how much money you need to earn to support yourself and your desired lifestyle.
- Use the Reality Check Quiz at the Idaho Department of Labor’s Career Information System (CIS) to understand how much you’ll need to earn to support your ideal lifestyle. And you can figure out what kind of jobs and training will get you there.
- Browse occupations that pay enough to support your ideal lifestyle. Indicate your preferences for wages or required education levels to generate a list of occupations that meet those criteria.
- Consider doing a “job shadow” day to learn more about a career you might be interested in pursuing. Ask you counselor for more information.
- Attend career fairs to learn more about what you might want to do with your career.