Map Your Career, a career pathway planning resource illustrating Seattle-King County’s current and predicted labor market, has been completely redesigned with updated data.
In a classroom or career counseling setting, Map Your Career is most useful for broadening awareness around local opportunities, and inspiring further discovery of education, training pathways, and networking starting points.
In addition to a printed booklet for the public school and workforce systems, MapYourCareer.org is easily accessible on both desktop and mobile devices.
Let's take a walkthrough of the major features.
DISCOVER YOUR WORK VALUES
In designing Map Your Career, we identified a need for a worksheet to help frame career planning in the context of personal work values, in an open-ended format without right or wrong answers. This resource is perfect for a group activity in a classroom.
GET AN OVERVIEW OF INDUSTRIES
Industries were identified by their potential for career opportunity over the next 10 years. To illustrate this for a general audience, we placed job data in the context of population demographics to provide an overview of regional opportunity.
EXPLORE CAREER MAPS
The career maps—the bread and butter of this resource—are designed to show a layered approach to career pathways driven by education and experience, but without creating a false impression of strict, linear progression.
From the Center Out
Some maps show career pathways that move in less of a straight line. To read these maps, start in the center, and work your way out by education/experience level.
From Left to Right
Some maps show career pathways that have a bit more structure, often with clear stages of advancement. To read these maps, begin on the left side and move to the right, advancing with education and experience.