Career Planning

What Do I Want as a Career?

What skills do you possess? Are you good with your hands, good at problem solving, 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.

Programs of Study

Automotive Technology Engineering and Technologies
Co-op Program Medical Diagnosis & Treatment – Nursing
Cosmetology Medical Diagnosis and Treatment – EMT
Culinary Arts Welding Technology
Education – Early Childhood Education Computer and Information specialties – Computer Maintenance
Regulation and Protection Computer and Information Specialties – Computer Networking

 Online 4 year plans are available in Skyward

Directions for Filling Out a 4 Year Plan in Skyward

Pontiac Township High School students have the opportunity to participate in the Livingston Area Career Center during their junior and senior years.  The following link will provide information on the Livingston Area Career Center course offerings as well as information on classes that are articulated with area community colleges.  Click here to link to the Livingston Area Career Center course offering page.

Career Links

Career Information System (CIS)

Peterson’s Guide

Career Cruising Username: lacc Password:  careers

Careers by Major (NIU site)

What Can I Do with This Major (UMASS 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 American Association of Veterinary Medical College