How do I figure out if a career is right for me before investing lots of time and money in training and education?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Licensed Professional Counselor Karen Chopra discusses the importance of figuring out early if you are headed in the right direction before investing a lot of time and money into training and education.

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    )[email protected],0"6RY****dKaren James Chopra: I am Karen James Chopra, I am a career counselor here in Washington DC. And now we are going to talk about how you can go about researching careers.

    Host: How do I figure out if a career is right for me before investing lots of time and money in training and education? Karen James Chopra: It is important to do a fair amount of research before you get too far down the path of a career, especially if graduate school or additional training is necessary. So there are several things you can do. One, is going to be online research, web-based research about careers. The next is you talk to people who are in the fields and do information interviews. Another possibility for getting information are internships and yet another possibility on a shorter term basis would be a shadowing assignment. All of these are ways that you can sort of try on a career before you invest heavily in pursuing it.

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