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Minorities in Math star
Resources about successful African American, women and Hispanic mathematicians and sites that show how these advances led to inventions or other accomplishments. (Article is on another great site on BellaOnline)

Career Change Research star
Selecting a career is a very important decision. After graduation, a great deal of you waking time will be spent at work. Your job will also be an important factor in determining the lifestyle you will lead. Therefore, it is very important that you thoroughly research your potential career.

Career Daydream star
The Career Daydream is a visualization exercise designed to help students who are undecided about their career choice. Through the exercise they create a mental image of what they want their life to be like after they have graduated and started their career.

College vs. High School Degree In the Workplace star
How to determine what type of education is needed for your intended career field. (Article is on another great site on BellaOnline)

Distance Learning Careers star
Careers in the field of distance education. (Article is on another great site on BellaOnline)

Exploring Heath Professions star
There are many occupations that are considered health professions. If you are a student who is interested in pursuing a career in a health professions field but have not yet chosen a specific field, it is best to explore all of your options.

Finding Your First Museum Job star
How to land your first job working in a museum. (Article is on another great site on BellaOnline)

Forensics star
Many students are interested in the field of forensics (also called forensic science). There are many specialty areas within the field.

How to Become a Freelance Trainer star
Information about how to become a freelance trainer. (Article is on another great site on BellaOnline)

Informational Interview Questions to Ask star
As a college student, you may benefit from conducting an informational interview to help you choose a career path or to learn how to be successful in your chosen career field. If you conduct an informational interview, come prepared with a well chosen list of questions to ask during the interview.

Informational Interviewing Steps star
An informational interview is a meeting designed to help you learn more about a career field you find interesting. They are a great way for you to gain an insider's perspective about a career field. They also can help you gain important business contacts.

Informational Interviews - Finding Professionals star
If you are interested in conducting an informational interview you will need to identify a professional in your field of interest to interview. Finding a professional to interview can be a challenge for many students because they are not certain where to look for contacts.

Massage Therapy School star
An interview with Claire Bunney, site manager for MassageSchool.org, about massage therapy school for readers who may be interested in a career in massage therapy.

Medical Assistant star
There are three main types of medical assistants: administrative medical assistants, clinical medical assistants and general medial assistants. Medical assistants possessing a certification often have more opportunities for jobs and career advancement.

Medical Specialties star
Thinking about becoming a medical doctor? Many physicians further their medical training in order to specialize in particular areas of medicine. This article contains a list of some types of physician specialists and a brief description of the type of medicine they practice.

Out of college? First job? Now what? star
Information about your first job after college. (Article is on another great site on BellaOnline)

Physician Assistant star
A Physician assistant, also referred to as a PA, is a medical professional who practices medicine under the supervision of a physician. Some Physician Assistants work alongside physicians while others perform their duties independently.

Public School Careers -- Part I star
List of common school-level careers requiring, in most cases, a college degree. In addition to school-level employees, school districts will employee district-level employees such as the superintendent.

Public School Careers -- Part II star
List of common school-level careers requiring, in most cases, a college degree. In addition to school-level employees, school districts will employee district-level employees such as the superintendent.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook star[offsite link]
This is the premiere government resource with statistical data and trends about a variety of professions. Required education, salary surveys and emerging industries are included.

Types of Museum Jobs star
Descriptions of the types of jobs found in museums. (Article is on another great site on BellaOnline)

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