Career Planning

What do you want to do as a career?
What skills do you possess?
Are you good with your hands, problem solving, or a motivator of people?
Are you attentive to detail, fast with numbers, quick to catch on?
What are your strong points?

It is important to connect the things you know about yourself to the career areas you are considering.  Online interest inventories and the career websites can suggest careers that match your interests and your personality type.   Do your plans for education after high school match your career hopes?  Programs of Study and your 4 Year Plan can help you prepare you for future careers.   You will need the help of your parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and friends, but it is YOUR future.

Pontiac District 90 is unique in that we share the same building with the Livingston Area Career Center making it convenient for our students to take a wealth of additional career classes with out leaving the school.  The Livingston Area Career Center offers many programs of study that include dual credit courses articulated with area community colleges.  Please consult the Livingston Area Career Center website at for more information.

Career Links:
Peterson's Guide
Career Cruising (username: lacc   password: careers)
Careers by Major (NIU site)

Professional Websites:
Architecture:  Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Medicine:  Association of American Medical Colleges
Physical Therapy:  American Physical Therapy Association
Law:  American Bar Association
Engineering:  National Society of Professional Engineers
Pharmacy:  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Nursing:  American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Dental:  American Dental Association
Veterinary Medicine:  Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges