It’s incredibly difficult to decide how one would want to spend the rest of their working life, or at least a significant portion of it. College prices continue to soar to record highs and the return on investment, both financial and time/effort, are more important than ever. I believe one should do their best to avoid investing a significant portion of their time and money (or taking on significant debt) to pursue a college program only to find themselves unable to find a job or in a job they end up hating. The stakes are high, and the risk is great if you do not understand the ins and outs of the career path you are chasing. Do your best to try and understand what you will be doing for years to come. I’ve come up with several questions that I ask people in various career fields that I would have found helpful to understand when I was trying to pick a career.
The mission of this website is to provide specific details about a wide variety of jobs. The site is intended to help young people, or people considering a career change, with information that will help them make a decision about their future. This mission is sought to be accomplished primarily through interviews of people that work in these jobs. Interviews allow me to find what each person finds really great, or really difficult about their job. Asking some of the same questions to each person also allows the reader the compare/contrast aspects of each career. I attempt to have each interviewee get very specific and gain detailed insight into their day to day activities, challenges, and the rewarding aspects of their job. The interview questions touch on education requirements, positive attributes, negative attributes, and specific skills needed for each job. The information on this website keeps the reader in mind as an uninformed, curious observer and avoids technical jargon as much as possible.