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College and Career Readiness

Being college and career ready means that you graduate from high school with a career goal and a plan for how to get there. Scroll down to find resources that will help you get started determining your interests and learning about the jobs available in the San Diego economy. Here's what you can find...

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Get work experience.

Use our jobs and internships board to find entry-level positions in your field of interest and apply today!

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What problems do you want to solve?

Take a Career Assessment to determine which occupations align with your skills and interests and what types of work environments will empower you to succeed.

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Explore careers.

Use the Labor Market resources below to learn about the diverse industry sectors that comprise San Diego's economy and the skills that employers need.

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Education and Training

Make sure you're prepared to graduate college, are career ready, and know the types and levels of education required to enter various occupations.

Jobs and Internships

Click the Position Title to visit the application page for that position.

Position/Program Title Employer Eligibility  App Due Date
Scripps' High School Education ProgramScrippsSophomore, Junior, or Senior HS student who has completed or is currently enrolled in 2 or more HASPI Medical Biology coursesFri, Feb 14th at 5:00 pm
Proven Recruiting InternProven RecruitingHS student from a low-income household, age 16, and interested in tech, finance, or business. Must have reliable transportation to Sorrento Valley. Send email (click link) expressing interest to apply.Rolling admission
Team member - DriverAthena RacingYoung women high school students in San Diego County with interest in auto tech. Must have: demonstrated talent in STEM, 3.0 GPA, reliable transportation. Requires teacher referral to be sent to [email protected]Rolling admission
Team member - Pit CrewAthena RacingYoung women high school students in San Diego County with interest in business, marketing, or media. Must have: 3.0 GPA, reliable transportation. Requires teacher referral to be sent to [email protected]Rolling admission
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Career Assessment: Interest Profiler 

Complete the assessments to see what jobs and work environments align with your skills and interests. You may be surprised to learn about a career you didn’t know existed!

Career Assessment: Work Importance Profiler

Complete the assessments to see what jobs and work environments align with your skills and interests. You may be surprised to learn about a career you didn’t know existed! 

Labor Market Data

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San Diego's Priority Sectors

Learn about San Diego’s priority sectors -- high-growth, high-wage industries -- with reports by the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

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California Occupational Guides

Look up information on California wages, job outlook, education and licensing requirements for 300 occupations with the California Occupational Guides.

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Salary Data



Find in-depth career salary information with the Salary Surfer tool.       
                           

Education and Training

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Graduate Prepared



Keep your grades up and make sure you meet “a-g” requirements for college entry.

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Community Colleges

Know the types and levels of education required to enter different occupations. Some will require a certificate or associate’s degree, offered at San Diego’s community colleges.

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College-Readiness


If you're considering a 4-year university, this college-readiness quiz can help prepare you.

DAY IN THE LIFE PROFILES

These videos are designed to introduce you to the working lives of professionals in key industry sectors, including the skills required, annual income, prospective growth, and more...