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Teens : What do you want to be when you grow up?

SUBMITTED BY MICHELLE KOSENKA-EVANS, YOUTH SERVICES

It’s never too early to start thinking about your future career. There are lots of new and interesting jobs out there from YouTube stars to Video Game or Fashion Designers, but how do you know what’s right for you?

The library has job resources to help you out!

Start with a trip to Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center and take the Career Interest Assessment. It will take your interests and give you a list of careers that might be right for you. Click here to go straight there. Or go to the Library’s digital resources page and choose the category “Job and Career” and the audience “Teens.” Once you’re in Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, choose “Explore Industries & Careers” and pick “Take our Career Assessment.”

Once you do that, and decide what you want to do, you can take free Lynda.com courses on a subject that might apply to your career. They have classes on the topics of Business, Design, IT, Marketing, Photography, Music and more! Our Lynda.com resource can be found in the same place as Ferguson’s — go to the library’s Digital Resource page and filter the resources down to the category Job and Career.

In addition, of course, there are always books!

Here are a few recommended books from the Teen Collection about different careers:

The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion – 749.9 Teen

So You Want to be a Film or TV Director? – 791.4302 Dunkleberger

The Crazy Careers of Video Game Designers – 794.8 Kaplan

Exploring Careers series

Careers in Information Technology – 004.023 Wilcox

Careers in the Military – 355.002 Sheen

Careers in Health Care – 610.7306 Sheen

Careers in Engineering – 620.0023 Szumski

Careers in Biotechnology – 660.6023 Szumski

Cutting-Edge STEM Careers series

Top STEM Careers in Science – 502.3 Suen

Top STEM Careers in Math – 510.23 Brezina

Top STEM Careers in Technology – 602.3 La Bella

Top STEM Careers in Engineering – 620.0023 Hagler

Military Jobs series

Paratroopers – 356.166 Ripley

Drone Operators – 358.4 Ripley

Fighter Pilots – 358.43 Ripley

Navy SEALs – 359.984 Stilwell

Counterterrorism Operatives – 363.3251 Ripley