Do You Need a Reality Check?

After high school you will need to work to pay for housing, transportation, clothes, food, insurance, etc. You'll need money and an occupation. Maybe now is the time for that reality check. Below are two different ways to search for careers:

  1. Don't know how much money you will need to earn in the future? Don't know which occupation to choose? Then create a sample budget by finding out how much you will spend each year by buying "stuff" for a sample month. Then you can search careers that will allow you to live the lifestyle you want. New WindowStart by clicking here.
  2. Already know how much money you want to earn? New WindowClick here and use the "Budgeting from a Starting Salary" career search option. Enter the annual salary you plan to earn, then pick a California county or enter your zip code. Create a sample monthly budget based on this salary and see if your annual earnings are enough to cover your annual expenses.

When you are done, come back to to search for colleges and majors that will allow you to pursue the career you want!

Thanks to the California Career Resource Network for providing these tools.