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Choose Your Career

Knowing what you want to do is only part of the equation

Do you like computers or to be outdoors, work with seniors or perhaps kids? It’s time to really dig into career choices…

  • Watch a Video on Your Career Choice! MyPlan.com offers videos on hundreds of jobs and career paths. You can literally see what a job you are considering looks and sounds like.
  • California Occupational Guides Find just about everything you might want to know about any job or career on your list - including opportunities, wages, licensing, education and training requirements.
  • California Career Zone Explore your options after high school by checking out which career, training or education choices you have. You must register, but it’s really simple—and well worth your time.
  • O*Net Online An online personality profiler and career database maintained by the Department of Labor that gives you detailed information about the careers you are considering, including projected salaries, required education, and more.

  • 100 Fastest Growing Occupations in Ventura County
    See how ‘what you want to be’ matches with projected local job opportunities in the future!
  • Growing Careers in Ventura County
  • Agriculture
    It’s all around us in Ventura County, acres of strawberries, citrus and avocado orchards, but have you ever thought of the professional opportunities in agriculture? Farming and farm-dependent businesses provide an estimated 43,000 jobs in Ventura County, generating $2.2 billion in revenue and $76 million in indirect business taxes annually. Learn more about career pathways in agriculture.
  • Manufacturing
    A career in Manufacturing can offer you many exciting opportunities. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation (SMEEF) helps you to explore the possibilities. Find out how to register for a SMEEF summer camp or apply for a scholarship and other financial aid resources. Look here for growing and well-paying Manufacturing jobs in Ventura County.
  • Healthcare
    Healthcare jobs provide critical support for healthcare systems and services, offering a wide range of careers from physical therapists to lab technicians. Look here for growing and well-paying Healthcare jobs in Ventura County.
  • Business Services
    Business Services jobs are found throughout the business world. They involve processes, implementation, management and much more. Check out the All Business Schools site to find which business careers interest you and how to obtain the proper degrees to get a good job.
    Look here for growing and well-paying Business Services jobs in Ventura County.
  • Clean Green
    Clean Green jobs support environmental sustainability through planning, technology, smart business practices, and community education. Check out My Next Move to find which green careers interest you and how to take the proper courses to qualify for certifications to get a good job. Look here for growing and well-paying Clean Green jobs in Ventura County.

  • Narrowed Down Your Career Choices?
    This tool from California’s Community Colleges network allows you to see what type of training or education is needed for a career choice, which community colleges near you offer that certificate or degree and how your earnings may grow over time.
  • Skills Matcher
    Ready to jumpstart, change, or advance on your career path? Tell us about your skills and we'll show you career options that might be a good fit.