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Career Opportunities

Career Research

Career Voyages - Interactive site that is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to provide information on in-demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs.

Job Search Tips - Helpful tips and Ideas


Youth Employment Services (YES) of Harbor Area, Inc.
YES teaches youth ages 14-22, the job and life skills needed to secure and maintain meaningful entry level employment, and to develop programs that increase their employability, career choices and quality of life. YES provides youth with job referrals to local employers, provides application and resume assistance, daily access to Employment Counselors, access to Computer Lab with Internet Access, and employment skills workshops. (949) 642-0474. 

OC Youth Center
The OC Youth Center offers young people the opportunity to develop career interests, receive academic support, gain valuable work experience, and achieve their career/education goals.  Their services are available to eligible youth, 16-21. (562) 383-4227.

Orange County Conservation Corps
OCCC enables at-risk young adults to earn, learn and serve. They earn a living through paid work experience while they learn job skills, develop a work ethic, further their education and serve their community by completing work projects that benefit the residents and visitors to Orange County. (714) 956-6222.

Student Jobs.Gov
Online listing of federal government jobs for students across the U.S. (no registration required). Also features an online resume builder. Has information on the employment process, federal hiring, and assessing career interests.

Website that matches teens who want to work to job opportunities nationwide, and provides information on getting and keeping a good job (requires registration, free).
Online listing of "summer jobs and seasonal staff positions with camps, resorts, national parks, hotels, environmental organizations and more." Also features articles and advice on looking for jobs (requires registration, free).

Online listing of seasonal and summer jobs "in some of the greatest places on Earth" (no registration required).

Institute for Experiential Learning (IEL)
Organization that sponsors internships in Washington, DC for highly motivated high school students. 

Work Permits

Work Permits are available in the front office.  

Students can only work limited hours. See schedule below:

14-15 years old:

On a school day, max 3 hours

14-15 years old:

Non-school day max 8 hours.

14-15 years old:

Maximum weekly 18 hours


16-17 years old:

On a school day, max 4 hours

16-17 years old:

Non-school day max 8 hours

16-17 years old:

Maximum weekly 48 hours


Career Information

General Career Information

California CareerZone - Explore jobs and occupations in California; includes interest inventories, job descriptions, and industry sector outlooks.

Collegeboard Career Browser - Search by college major and career categories.

Government Job Information - Links to information on all kinds of government jobs.

JobFLEX - Information on a promising outlook on skilled trade job opportunities for the millennial generation.

JobStar Career Guides - Career information by job category.

Life Works from the National Institute of Health - Interactive career exploration web site for students that allows users to browse for information on more than 100 medical science and health careers by title, education required, interest area, or median salary. The Career Finder can be used to generate a customized list of careers especially suited for users' skills and interests.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Database of specific occupations from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics searchable by keywords.

Additional Career Resources

America's Job Bank - Data base of available jobs searchable by type and region

Cal Jobs - California State site to link employers with job seekers

Career Builder - Find jobs, post a resume, and access advice and resources.

Career Planning at - Provides many links to job- and career-related issues

JobSmart - Includes resume writing, salaries, career guides, counseling, and more

Monster - Monster resource of career info on the web

Orange County One Stop Centers - Links to local OC One Stop Centers which provide labor market information, job skills links, career and education counseling and more.

Salary - provides information about salary ranges for a wide variety of jobs and professions for specific geographical locations (so you can find out what a computer network administrator would make in Orange County, CA vs. another U.S. location). The site also offers salary news, job information, and salary advice from experts.

State of California Labor Market Info Career Center - California's Employment Development Department website offers a wealth of programs and information to help you research career paths, salary and wage trends, job training opportunities, and search for job openings via the Internet.

U.S. News World Report Work Career Information - Provides articles, hot job tracks, and career planning resources

Career Tips