Research Career Paths

Icon: Research Career PathsNow that you know your strengths and interests, it’s important that you take time to research your options in order to make effective decisions about your future.

Once you identify possible career paths or academic programs of interest, learn as much as you can about them. Use basic research techniques to understand the requirements for specific careers, or how a degree program prepares you for post-graduate study. Talk to individuals in jobs or degree programs that interest you. Conduct informational interviews to better understand how your background and strengths relate to specific career options. The more research you do, the better prepared you will be to make good career and life decisions.

Remember, this is a process. Don’t rush it! Take the time you need to do your research and understand your options.

Occupations and Industries

Find a career path that fits with your interests. Browse through these resources to learn more about occupations and industries that align with your preferences.

Use these industry guides to learn more about different fields:

Educational Options

Understand the education required to accomplish your career goals. Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, PhD student or postdoctoral fellow, you will find helpful resources below:

This site provides resources applicable to all students across disciplines at Johns Hopkins. Please visit your specific school’s Career Center for information and resources tailored to your area of study.

* Note: at present, starred resources are only available to current JHU students with a valid JHED ID.

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