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1 College Planning What Do I Want To Be?

2 What Is UCanGo2?  A college access program for high school and middle school students and parents  Provides information on how to plan, prepare and pay for college  Helps families create a college-going culture in the home  An initiative of the Oklahoma College Assistance Program and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education  Visit UCanGo2.org for college planning resources

3 High School Student Workbook  Why Go To College?  W What Do I Want to Be?  How Do I Get There?  Where Do I Go?  How Do I Pay for It?

4 Job vs. Career  Job  Job – A regular activity performed in exchange for payment that may be a short-term position.  Career  Career – A long-term profession that typically requires specialized training.

5 Investigate Your Interests The Career Interest Survey provides results that show your best career categories and career options.

6 Develop a Career Plan Your career plan should include:  A specific goal  The training required  A list of skills needed  Work and activities to help you gain experience  A plan of action for accomplishing your goal

7 Most Popular Jobs in Oklahoma Ten Fastest Growing Occupations in Oklahoma Requiring a Bachelor's Degree Occupation Average Hourly Salary Average Annual Salary Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners$18.64$38,800 Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists$23.51$48,900 Interpreters and Translators$10.40$21,600 Health Educators$21.54$44,800 Training and Development Specialists$26.33$54,800 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers$14.87$30,900 Education Administrators, Preschool & Childcare$15.96$33,200 Financial Examiners$32.33$67,200 Coaches and Scouts$11.10$23,100 Geoscientists, except Hydrologists and Geographers$74.70$155,400

8 Most Popular Jobs in Oklahoma Ten Fastest Growing Occupations in Oklahoma Requiring Postsecondary Training or an Associate Degree Occupation Average Hourly Salary Average Annual Salary Veterinary Technologists and Technicians$11.77$24,500 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers$29.31$61,000 Respiratory Therapists$23.20$48,300 Physical Therapist Assistants$23.93$49,800 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians$17.69$36,800 Occupational Therapy Assistants$23.59$49,100 Medical Equipment Repairers$16.17$33,600 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education$11.15$23,200 Geological and Petroleum Technicians$28.28$58,800 Nuclear Medicine Technologists$32.73$68,100

9 UCanGo2 Resources  Scholarship Success Guide  FAFSA Facts  College Fair Worksheet  College Terms Glossary  What Do I Want To Be? Worksheet  Campus Visit Checklist  Finish the FAFSA in Five Steps Brochure  College Planning Checklists  Transition to College Brochure  Tracking My Classes and Achievements Worksheet

10 Questions ?

11 Contact Us Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Oklahoma College Assistance Program Outreach Department (toll free)


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