May 23, 2019 - 01:18 PM
If you’re not really clear about what you want to do next as a career, make a list of things you know you don't want to do, as this can help you gain a clearer understanding of what jobs might be a good fit. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook provides information on jobs in dozens of fields, as well as the education and training required, and the average pay. You can also use the Bureau's handbook to see if opportunities in different fields are expected to grow over the next decade.
If possible, try to talk to those who are in the career you're considering. Ask them to describe a typical day, their best day and their worst day. You can also learn a lot online about a career simply by backtracking through someone's LinkedIn profile and looking for common traits and experiences that give you a greater insight into what it takes to become a success in that career. Finally, consider career coaching opportunities, either online or in person. You can do a simple Google search with a search term like online career coaches or career coaching (plus the name of the city and state you live in).