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Career Planning

The Counseling Department's goal is to ensure students feel prepared and confident to enter the world of work. We have developed a comprehensive 4-year career planning guide to assist students through the career exploration process. In Naviance, students can build a career exploration portfolio. Each year, a theme (learn, discover, explore, and launch) focuses students on tasks that will best prepare them for life after high school.

Career Exploration Resources

Need help figuring out what career you want to pursue?  Be sure to complete the "Career Cluster Finder" and "Career Interests Profiler" in Naviance to help you identify your interests. Learn more about the 15 Career PathwaysIn addition, the sites listed below can help you research different careers and salary information, in addition to job opportunities:

California Career Zone: Another way to research your interests and explore careers. It connects students to information on more than 900 California occupational options and colleges. 

    **Check out the Career Surfer mobile app to research these options on the go!

CareerEd.Org: Explore the careers in San Diego county that are in high demand. From Advanced Manufacturing to Business to Information Technologies and many others. Many of these occupations only require certificate coursework or an Associates degree from community college.

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC): Apprenticeship opportunities with paid on-the-job training during the day and classes in the evening. Opportunities in: Electrical, Electronic Systems Technician (EST), Sheet Metal, Plumbing, and Pipefitting.

BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook: Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP): The SDWP funds job training programs that empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County. 

CareerOneStop: Find career, training and job search resources.

Job Search Websites

Most job search websites will allow you to search for jobs based on criteria you select such as location, salary, job function, etc. To maximize your search capabilities, you may want to consider creating an account, and uploading a resume, this way companies can search for you! Use the tools in Naviance for more help creating a resume. Below are some sites SCHS students have used to find a job:

Military Resources

  •  ASVAB: The ASVAB will be offered at Sage Creek High School sometime during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Join the Military: Learn how you can enter the U.S. military.
  • Today's Military: Discover the options available through the U.S. military.

Internship and Apprenticeship Resources