It’s now time to learn more about how your identified skill set aligns with certain careers. Fortunately, there are tools out there to help you every step of the way. First, take a brief survey to determine your interests and what you enjoy. Second, use survey results to conduct more thorough research on specific job positions, educational requirements, wages, skills and certifications needed to put you on the path to success.

Interest surveys are varied in length and time, but all are designed to measure your strengths and interests.

Take an interest survey

Stop by your local WorkForce West Virginia Career Center today to pick up your interest survey. Surveys can also be accessed and completed online.


Explore your career interests

Thanks to your interest survey, you now have insight into possible career paths. Now, it’s time to explore each of them in more detail.

Avenues of research

Depending on how you learn best, there are a number of ways to learn more about specific careers, including:

  • Talk to, or schedule a meeting with, someone who works in the occupation
  • Visit employer websites to learn more about the variety of businesses present in the industry
  • Visit your local WorkForce West Virginia Career Center and request additional information

Regional job opportunities

Still not sure where which career is best for you? Spend some time learning about growing careers in your area by checking out the latest occupational data for the state and your region. You can search by education requirements and wages, or simply see what’s in demand near you.

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Have a Business Idea?

Everyone’s path to success is different. If you have an idea or are interested in starting your own business, the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) can help. The WVSBDC provides services and assistance throughout the business development process, including concept development, practical planning and valuable resources to help you get started. Learn more or sign up for a workshop today.