Self Assessment PA Career Zone

PA Career Zone

PA CareerZone

The PA CareerZone provides Pennsylvania specific information about careers, living costs , occupational salaries and demand.  It is targeting for student use and can be used in a classroom setting.

Pennsylvania CareerZone is a career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Users are encouraged to work through the Interest Profiler, Work Importance Profiler, and Assess Yourself assessment based on the Holland Codes for self-exploration. Comprehensive information on 900 occupations includes state specific wages, worker attributes, job characteristics, and much more. There are 300 career videos that give users a snap shot of the featured occupation.

PA CareerZone features a 3-step process:

  1. Explore (students learn about themselves through a Holland interest assessment and discover the career options available to them using O-NET data, and the training that will prepare them)
  2. Decide (compare types of colleges and postsecondary training, fields of study, vocational and technical schools, scholarships and financial aid, and college prep testing)
  3. Grow (access a student’s portfolio containing information they have gathered through the exercises in the other two areas, as well as job application tools and budgeting how-to’s)

This resource is intended for use with students in grades 9-12. The budget your life section can be used to help meet the Career Education and Work 8th grade standard requiring students to complete a realistic budget.