Having a sense of direction in terms of possible careers is an important factor in building financial independence. Yet many high school students have not thought much about what occupation or career they will seek after leaving school. And even the few who have a plan will probably reexamine this plan several times during their high school and post-secondary years. Making a choice about a career can determine how much income a person can earn, what they can buy, where they might live, and how comfortably they can live. The type of career also may impact a person’s happiness or satisfaction and sense of fulfillment. In this lesson, students will examine a process they can use for evaluating careers and determining what careers might suit them based upon their own strengths, values, and past experiences.