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YCSD Career Coach

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Schedule a meeting with the Tabb Career Coach

Major Clarity - MajorClarity is a powerful college and career exploration tool that provides students with an opportunity to chart a path to their future by ensuring every student’s education leads to a successful career outcome - whether through a 2 or 4-year degree or going into the workforce or military. MajorClarity connects career "test-drives" to academic planning and postsecondary decision-making by helping students explore a variety of relevant opportunities through career exploration, pathways, connection, and finally - taking ownership of their future.  Major Clarity is introduced to all YCSD Middle School students and continues to be used throughout High school. 

Virginia Education Wizard - Students can take interest, skills and values assessments.  The Wizard contains a number of tools to help users explore careers, plan education, pay for college and much more.  Students can take the assessment on-line at home. YCSD students are introduced to this platform in Elementary School.

ASVAB Career Exploration Program - A comprehensive career planning program that includes a multiple-aptitude test battery, an interest inventory, and various career planning tools.  This assessment measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.  The ASVAB is offered to YCSD students each year.

Dream It Do It Virginia - Create a free online account to learn about yourself, the employment options available to you, and the training that will prepare you.  This career resource was built by Virginia’s advanced technology sector to help you learn more about exciting fields and future employment.

Career Exploration


CareerOneStop - Your source for career exploration, training, and jobs.  

College Majors - Get up-close and personal with over 150+ majors.

Mapping Your Future - Your journey starts here!  Explore careers, prepare for college and learn about financial aid. - Figure out what’s next!  Explore career areas, find a college or trade school, and explore the military.

MyMajor - In 15 minutes, the program will recommend your best-fit majors that match your academic achievement, aptitude, unique interests, and preferences.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - A classic reference about careers from A to Z, compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

O*NET - Tool for career exploration and job analysis. - Use the Salary Wizard to view salaries for various job titles.

VA Career Clusters - Research occupations and salaries in each of the 17 career clusters.  A career cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities.  Each includes technical and professional career specialties.

Virginia Career View - The Career Search option allows students to learn more about various careers by name or career cluster.

Virginia Career Works - preparing and connecting people who want to work with employers who need to hire through training providers and a network of professional partners. Whether you’re an employer, a job seeker, veteran, or a student we have some great workforce resources just for you!

My Next Move – an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options.

Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Virginia - by median pay and the education, training, and skills required for each such profession.

Top Post Secondary Educational Programs in Virginia - by education level and median pay of graduates. 

Career Resources for Teens - see modern examples of various career fields such as: sports, space, technology, creators, hospitality, climate, health, and public service.