Careers
  • Tom Bean High School is pleased to provide a new education and career planning service for students. Career Crusing  is an online program that helps your child explore education options, discover a wide variety of occupations, and make plans to achieve his or her goals -- from school or from home!

    A motivated student who chooses a pathway is a more focused, achievement-oriented student. This passion and enthusiasm can lead to better study habits, better grades and greater course involvement. 

    Does your child have a solid plan for the future? Career Crusing helps students build effective plans quickly and easily with the Career Plan Builder in Your Portfolio. Your child can save as many plans as he or she desires while exploring all the options and finding the right career path.

    Career Crusing  provides effortless access to detailed information about more than 7,000 colleges, technical schools and graduate schools. There are even tools to help build impressive resumes, practice job search and interviewing skills, and much more.

    The Basic Skills Survey shows occupations that may be good matches for the skills your child identifies. Students can also try the Interest Profiler to see occupations related to things that interest them.

    Career Crusing offers many ways to learn more about yourself and your possibilities. Please encourage your child to ask about using Career Crusing.

    To start your career search today, visit the Career Cruising website at https://www2.careercruising.com  User name:  tom  Password: bean


    Achieve Texas Career Pathways

    AchieveTexas is designed to help students (and their parents) make wise education choices. It is based on the belief that the curricula of the 21st century should combine rigorous academics with relevant career education.

    www.achievetexas.org

    Career Cluster Quiz

    Which cluster is right for you?

    Select a career path that interests you below and answser yourself the questions. If you answer “yes” to five or more of the questions, it may be the right cluster for you.

    To get a more specific and scientific measurement of your attitudes and abilities, ask your guidance counselor or teacher about taking a career assessment test or interest inventory.

    Agriculture, Food and Natural SciencesAgriculture, Food and Natural Sciences
    • Do you like working outdoors?
    • Are you good with animals?
    • Are you organized?
    • do you like working with your hands?
    • Are you interested in environmental issues?
    • Do you like working with tools and machinery?
    • Do you enjoy gardening?
    • Do you like hunting and fishing?
    • Are you interested in biological sciences?
    • Do you like camping?
     
     
    Architecture & ConstructionArchitecture & Construction
    • Do you like to draw?
    • Are you good at working with tools?
    • Did you build things with Legos or blocks as a child?
    • Do you get good grades in math and science?
    • Do you like working on projects as part of a team?
    • Have you ever built a tree house or another structure?
    • Do you enjoy decorating your bedroom or other rooms in your home?
    • Are you good at following directions?
    • Do you dream of constructing skyscrapers or other structures?
    • Do you like working with your hands
     
    Arts, A/V Technology & CommunicationsArts, A/V Technology & Communications
    • Do you have an active imagination?
    • Do you like to visit art museums?
    • Do you like to read short stories and novels more than how-to books?
    • Is it important to you to express your feelings?
    • Do you play a musical instrument?
    • Do you like to draw?
    • Have you ever acted in a school play?
    • Are you independent and creative?
    • Do you know how to set up sound equipment?
    • Do you like decorating your room?

     

    Business, Management & AdministrationBusiness, Management & Administration

    • Do you like math?
    • Are you good at organizing clubs or parties?
    • Can you persuade people to accept your point of view?
    • Do you like selling things?
    • Are you good at paying attention to details?
    • Do you play chess, other board games, or computer games?
    • If you play sports, are you a team leader?
    • Do you like to be in charge of group projects?
    • Do you like working and earning your own money?
    • Do you read business magazines or keep track of the stock market?

     

    Education & TrainingEducation & Training

    • Do you enjoy school?
    • Do you have a favorite subject that you want to make your career?
    • Are you a good public speaker?
    • Do you like to help people with their problems?
    • Do you enjoy playing team sports?
    • Are you involved in school or community groups?
    • Are you good at playing with and engaging young children?
    • Are you optimistic, caring, and confident?
    • Do you help friends with school work or studying?
    • Do you consider yourself a role model for other people?

     

    FinanceFinance
    • Are you good at math?
    • Do you have a bank account?
    • Do you love working with details?
    • Are you organized? Do you enjoy working with computers?
    • Do you like being responsible for the outcome of your work?
    • Do you like to follow clearly defined instructions?
    • Do you love solving puzzles and brain teasers?
    • Are you conscientious and reliable?
    • Do you read the financial pages of the newspaper?
     
     
    Health ScienceHealth Science
    • Do you like working with people?
    • Are you interested in science?
    • Have you ever cared for a sick pet?
    • When you are working do you pay close attention to details?
    • Do you work well in a team?
    • Have you ever done volunteer work to help others?
    • Are you good at solving problems?
    • Do you enjoy laboratory work in chemistry or biology?
    • Do you enjoy games like chess that involve strategy?
    • When you tackle a problem, do you stick with it until you find the answer?

     

    Government and Public AdministrationGovernment and Public Administration

    • Do you like to help people with their problems?
    • Do you like organizing and playing team sports?
    • Do you have a flawless police record?
    • Do you pay attention to the news and current events?
    • Do you believe it's important to be honest?
    • Does the idea of public service appeal to you?
    • Are you active in student government?
    • Do you take part in student organizations and clubs?
    • Is job security important to you?
    • Have you ever done volunteer work?

     

    Hospitality & TourismHospitality & Tourism

    • Do you like math?
    • Are you good at organizing clubs or parties?
    • Can you persuade people to accept your point of view?
    • Do you like selling things?
    • Are you good at paying attention to details?
    • Do you play chess, other board games, or computer games?
    • If you play sports, are you a team leader?
    • Do you like to be in charge of group projects?
    • Do you like working and earning your own money?
    • Do you read business magazines or keep track of the stock market?
     
    Human ServicesHuman Services
    • Are you friendly?
    • Do you like to work in groups?
    • Have you ever volunteered for service work in your community?
    • Do you like helping other people learn new skills?
    • Are you good at organizing activities?
    • Do you have good communication skills?
    • Do you find it easy to sympathize with others?
    • Are you able to work out disagreements among your friends?
    • Are you reliable?
    • Do you like doing things for others?

     

    Information TechnologyInformation Technology
    • Do you like to tinker with electrical equipment?
    • Do you enjoy video games?
    • Do you like to play chess?
    • Are you good at math?
    • Do you pay attention to details?
    • Do you like following a blueprint to build things?
    • Do you prefer to gather all the facts before making a decision?
    • Do you like solving puzzles and brainteasers?
    • Do you like working with computers?
    • Do you like to keep your things in order and organized?

     

    Law, Public Safety Corrections and SecurityLaw, Public Safety Corrections and Security
    • Do you do well in your English courses?
    • Do you have a clean police record?
    • Do you enjoy meeting and interacting with strangers?
    • Do you keep your cool in stressful or dangerous situations?
    • Do you watch TV shows such as CSI and Law and Order?
    • Do you believe that public service is rewarding?
    • Are you more comfortable being outdoors than being inside?
    • Do you enjoy using high-tech tools such as computers?\
    • Are you good at taking orders, obeying rules, and following instructions?
    • Are you interested in homeland security?

     

    ManufacturingManufacturing

    • Do you like working with your hands?
    • Do you like to take things apart and see how they work?
    • Do you like reading computer and technical magazines?
    • Do you get good grades in English, math, and science?
    • Are you good at putting things together by following instructions?
    • Do you like courses in school that involve hands-on projects?
    • Have you held leadership positions in sports, school, or service organizations?
    • Do you like group projects and working with others to reach a common goal?
    • Are you interested in using scientific principles to solve problems?
    • Do you know how to use tools?

     

    Marketing Sales & ServicesMarketing Sales & Services

    • Do you like to look at ads in magazines and on TV and the Internet?
    • Have you ever dreamed up and started a business or a band?
    • Are you outgoing and a “people person”?
    • Do you enjoy trying to persuade friends to see things your way?
    • Do you like speaking in front of a group?
    • Have you raised money for a club by selling cookies or candy bars?
    • Do you get good grades in math classes?
    • Do you enjoy doing research?
    • Do you like organizing events such as parties?
    • Have you worked on your high school newspaper or yearbook?

     

    Science, Technology, Engineering and MathematicsScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

    • Do you like to tinker with cars or small appliances?
    • Are you interested in insects, snakes, frogs, or other animals?
    • Do you like team sports?
    • Do you like working with computers?
    • Do you like visiting museums?
    • Do you get good grades in math?
    • Do you read scientific or technical magazines?
    • Do you enjoy working on crossword puzzles?
    • Are you good at building things from scratch?
    • Does it bother you when people aren’t accurate and precise?

     

    Transportation Distribution and LogisticsTransportation Distribution and Logistics

    • Do you like to travel?
    • Do you enjoy solving word problems or brain teasers?
    • Do you organize events at school or church?
    • Are you good at operating tools and machinery?
    • Do you pay attention to details?
    • Do you think it would be cool to drive trucks or fly planes for a living?
    • Have you ever worked part-time delivering newspapers?
    • Do you do well in your English, math, and science classes?
    • When on a trip, are you the one who reads the maps?
    • Do you have a perfectly clean driving record?

     

    Career Videos

    Select from the video menu below to watch brief introductions to a variety of different careers. The videos are organized by career clusters.

    http://www.garlandisd.net/about/ready/career_videos.cfm

     

     
     
    Texas Workforce Commission
    http://www.twc.state.tx.us/

    Show Me the Future
    www.showmethefuture.org

    Texas College and Career Planning

    Get College and Career Ready!

    • Keep track of your high school courses and credits — be sure you have what you need to graduate.
    • Organize your test scores, awards and honors, and personal interests.
    • Research schools to find the best fit for you.
    • Manage and track your applications online.
    • Research and apply for financial aid.
    • Plan for your career.

     

    https://www.texascollegeandcareer.org/Ext/Texas/Home/index.html

    Texas Genuine Assessment-Career Planning

    This is a career guidance tool that allows you to respond to questions and identify your top three Career Clusters™ of interest based on your responses. This is for educational purposes only.

    http://assessment.texasgenuine.org/

    My Next Move Career Planning Tool
    http://www.mynextmove.org/

    Reality Check

    What does it cost to live in the real world?  Find out here!

    http://www.cdr.state.tx.us/realitycheck/

    My Life
    http://pages.minot.k12.nd.us/votech/File/mylife/home.htm

    North Central Texas Target Occupations

    InterLink gauges the potential for occupations to remain viable for future employment by measuring them against factors which are considered to be primary causes for changes in the workforce for our area.

    http://www.interlink-ntx.org/targeted.html

    The Skills Profiler

    Find skills you need for a current or future job. Then rate your own skills to find job types that best match your skills.

    http://www.careerinfonet.org/skills

    Keirsey Temperment Sorter
    http://www.keirsey.com/sorter/instruments2.aspx?partid=0

    Careers by Industry

    Find out about careers by industry. View the working conditions, earnings, and outlook as well as more information.

    http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgindex

    Career Builder Website

    This site contains lots of valuable resources and articles regarding finding the career that matches you.

    http://www.theworkbuzz.com/on-the-job/worklife/a-z-tips-for-the-class-of-2012/

    O*NET Career Center

    U. S. Department of Labor's O*NET crosswalk to U.S. Department of Education's Career Clusters and Pathways.

    http://online.onetcenter.org/find/career

    Resume Creator
    http://www.resumizer.com/

    My Future-Resume Builder
    http://www.myfuture.com/careers/articles-advice/creating-your-resume

    States Sixteen Career Clusters

    A Career Cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities. The sixteen Career Clusters provide an organizing tool for schools, small learning communities, academies, and magnet schools. The POS represent a recommended sequence of coursework based on a student's interest or career goal.

    www.careerclusters.org

    Employment Guide
    http://www.employmentguide.com/

     
    College Tool Kit-Career Planning
    http://careers.collegetoolkit.com/career/main.aspx

    My Future
    http://www.myfuture.com/careers?campaign_ID=SEM2012:on:google:Careers-high_school_career_planning:Exact

    Education Planner
    http://www.educationplanner.org/students/career-planning/checklists/high-school.shtml

    Mapping Your Future
    http://mappingyourfuture.org/middlehighschool/