2. Exploring your career options and academic majors
The next step is to relate your self assessment to different majors or career fields. Researching and exploring different fields is important for learning how occupations are organized, grouped and clustered by similar skills, abilities and interests. Other topics to consider are: nature of the work activities, educations/training, work environment, career ladder, outlook, salary and benefits, personality characteristics, and advantages and disadvantages. It is important to investigate the variety of majors and the many careers to which they can lead.