Free Career Exploration Worksheet and Career Options for Teens

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We have been thinking a lot recently about what high school electives to choose. Then I realized if we didn’t have a clue what career he might want to have it was pointless. So we are spending the summer looking at career exploration.

I have put together a free career exploration worksheet that you can print out for free and use with the free career tests listed below. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and subscribe to our newsletter and you can print it off for free.

I have listed all of the resources we have come across that we will be using over the summer months.

Free career exploration worksheets for middle schoolers

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Career Exploration

As we are starting on high school credits, I realized that we actually hadn’t really considered what his career might actually look like. Middle school is the perfect time to think about career exploration as it should be used to decide on important high school electives.

Included in this post are:

  • Free career exploration worksheets
  • The best career exploration book for teens
  • Free career tests for teens.
  • Career exploration curriculum perfect for homeschooling high schoolers

Career Exploration Worksheets

Download our free career exploration worksheet at the end of this post, and use it with O’Net for free. I highly recommend getting the kids to take the interest profiler test and use that to help rank the three choices. It is so easy to just use annual salary averages, but if they are not going to be interested in the job the salary is irrelevant.

o'net interest profiler
o'net interest profiler answers

This is what the free interest profile test will look like after the kids have answered the 60 questions (it will take no more than 5 minutes) but it is excellent. After taking the test it will give you your interest profile broken down into 6 :

  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional

As can be seen in the second image above the test gave us interest codes C and E. This is also called the Holland Codes, and is often the most important 3 from highest to lowest, so it would be CES or CEA.

Below is how the career exploration worksheet will look when they have filled it out. As can be seen, the interest codes will also be displayed and we use those to decide how interested in each career we are likely to be.

CAREER EXPLORATION WORKSHEET

Other Free Career Exploration Worksheets:

What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens

What color is your parachute? For teens is the best career exploration book we have found. It is now updated to the 4th edition and is updated as of April 2022.

You will also use your Holland codes in this book to help

what color is your parachute

Free Career Test For Teens

Career Exploration High School Curriculum

Free career exploration worksheet

If you are looking for something even more, and want your child to receive high school credits in career exploration I have found the following curriculums:

Mr. D Math – College and Career Readiness we have not taken this yet, but we do take their economics, ASL, and math courses and we love them.

The HomeScholar Guide to College Admission and Scholarships: Homeschool Secrets to Getting Ready, Getting In, and Getting Paid.

Khan Academy has a career and life skills curriculum that is free and covers different careers to look at and understand more about what they do.

We have taken a career test from TruSpark previously which gave us some great insight.

Career Exploration Worksheet

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and then click on the shrink to fit button. With all of our printables, they work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

For even more summer ideas check out our summer bucket list for teenagers.

Last Updated on 25 April 2022 by homeschoolof1

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