Career Planning
Do not let your Future be in a haze-Begin planning now.  Visit the Tennessee Career Information Delivery System for an Interest Inventory so you can Be on your way!


My 10 Year Plan

(Program used in Ninth-Grade Academy CMS classes with the class of 2015 and beyond. Visit this site to update your career and academic related information)

Interest Inventory

Your Free Career Test

Career One Stop


Resume Building & Interview Prep- Job Web provides valuable tools for preparing a resume and tips for interview.  Whether you are applying for a summer job or a career!  GO


Career Tips for Teens from the TN Dept Of  Labor


Explore the Bureau of Labor and Statistics for career outlook information and more!


CollegeForTN Career Planning offers career exploration tools and blogs from professionals in various careers!


Rutgers Interest Inventory can help you discover your interests!


Visit Drive Your Life and see what avenue your interests steer you toward!


Read The Heart of the Matter's thoughts on Career Exploration for helpful tips and steps to a bright future!



College Board can help you plan your BIG FUTURE

at any grade level!


Career video clips may help you uncover an

occupation you had never thought of! offers checklists, articles, and

top career lists to helps students plan their future!


Find out the A, B, C's of Career Exploration and Planning!


Career Planning through games



Educational Attainment

Educational Attainment

More education continues to pay off in a big way

  • Adults with advanced degrees earn four times more than those with less than a high school diploma. Workers 18 and older with a master’s, professional or doctoral degree earned an average of $82,320 in 2006, while those with less than a high school diploma earned $20,873.
  • Workers 18 and older with a bachelor’s degree earned an average of $56,788 in 2006, while those with a high school diploma earned $31,071.
  • Among those whose highest level of education was a high school diploma or equivalent, non-Hispanic white workers had the highest average earnings ($32,931), followed by Asians ($29,426) and blacks ($26,268). Average earnings of Hispanic workers in the same group ($27,508) were not statistically different from those of Asian or black workers.
  • Among workers with advanced degrees, Asians ($88,408) and non-Hispanic whites ($83,785) had higher average earnings than Hispanics ($70,432) and blacks ($64,834).

Who Goes to College and earns an Advanced Degree?

  • One-third of young women have bachelor’s degrees (about 33 percent of young women 25 to 29 had a bachelor’s degree or more education in 2007, compared with 26 percent of their male counterparts)
  • In 2007, 86 percent of all adults 25 and older reported they had completed at least high school and 29 percent at least a bachelor's degree.
  • More than half of Asians 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or more (52 percent), compared with 32 percent of non-Hispanic whites, 19 percent of blacks and 13 percent of Hispanics
  • Among workers with advanced degrees, Asians ($88,408) and non-Hispanic whites ($83,785) had higher average earnings than Hispanics ($70,432) and blacks ($64,834).

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Current Population Survey.

For the latest information on educational attainment in the United States, go to: Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007.

Visit: Census Map for more detailed information for your location.

Job Shadowing-See Mrs. Potter about job shadowing a professional in the field.  Mrs. Potter is in the Counseling office.   Get an application here!


Resume Help - Purdue Resume Tutorial          Texas A&M Resume Tutorial    UTK Resume Guide


JCHS Career & Technical Education Department

Kuder Career Planning System-This internet based interest inventory is being offered to Juniors to help them discover their career interests and skills.  Ask your counselor for more information!

Prepare for your future with career exploration by taking the ASVAB.  For more information and a practice test visit
You can also explore careers related to ASVAB results at
Occupational Outlook Handbook-Federal Government website that lists careers, education needed, average salaries, and outlook of the job.

Tennessee Dept of Labor and Workforce Development- for information on hot jobs in Tennessee.  Be sure to visit the special link just for Teens 2 Work!  Here is the latest Hot Jobs for our area!

Visit Next Step to help you make career planning choices and where to seek training.

Pathways is a roadmap to Tennessee Career and Technical courses of study to assist students, working with counselors & parents, to achieve their educational & career goals.