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“What do you do?” is usually the second question anyone gets asked after being introduced to someone new. A career is your “calling card,” and if you find one that really speaks to your interests, it can be a source of great pride and satisfaction in your life – and possibly great financial reward as well. That’s why it’s crucial to figure out where your interests, passions and talents lie, and then match those to the careers that will have you looking forward to going to your job every day.

To help you get started in your career search, take the time to review our extensive, updated list of popular careers and the degree requirements of each one. When you find a career listing that catches your interest, click on the link for a brief description, as well as the current median salary for that position.

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to gain a better understanding of each type of undergrad and post-grad degree. Plus, access a database of thousands of up-to-date descriptions on programs of study available to you.

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to help you refine or narrow down your interests by helping you focus in on a subject area. Use this database to search thousands of programs of study and put yourself on a solid path toward your academic goal.

Please Note: The information on this page is taken from the 2013 release of the O*NET database. The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Employment Security Commission which operates the National Center for O*NET Development. We do our best to update our system with the new information released by this project, but some careers may not be present.