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WorkForce Central is proud to provide information on a wide variety of programs and resources to help you explore career paths.

Building your career takes more than simply finding a job. To find a career that's right for you, take the time to define your financial and professional goals, learn about a variety of career paths that fit your interests and select the right education and training programs to get you there. Below, we’ve linked to a few helpful resources to set you in the right direction.


Career Exploration Resources


CareerOneStop is a service sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor that seeks to deliver integrated, easy-to-understand workforce information for job seekers, students, workers, workforce intermediaries and employers. You can use the service throughout your career as:

  • Your source for employment information and inspiration
  • The place to manage your career
  • Your pathway to career success

This service includes a Veterans Reemployment Portal as well as a Worker Reemployment Portal to assist transitioning service members and workers affected by lay offs. Both Portals also provide resources for training, financial and emotional assistance throughout the career transition process.



My Skills My Future is a CareerOneStop tool that helps laid-off workers and other career changers explore new careers that may use the skills and experience they've gained in previous jobs.



The Virtual Career Network can help you prepare and qualify for a well- paying job and a rewarding career in Health CareGreen Economy or Transit by connecting you to the education and training you need. You can also explore job strategies for 50+ workers.



Career Bridge is Washington's one-stop source for career and education planning. On this site, you can see how your talents align with a career by taking a quiz. You can also view job trends to find out whether a career is growing and how much it pays. Finally, you can search nearly 6,000 education programs to find locations and costs, or learn about how students find employment and get paid once they complete their education.