Careers

Explore Careers – Online

CareerOneStop has information, tools, and links to resources to help anyone age 16 to 24 explore careers, learn about and locate training or education programs, and conduct a successful job search.

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My Next Move will help you to learn about your dream career, explore other careers/jobs by industry type, or match you to careers based on your interest.

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O*NET’s Interest Profiler will help you assess your interests using a survey and match you with possible job zones and careers. This is a quick and easy tool to use!

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The Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS) is an interactive dashboard tool providing comparative information about Texas public 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. It evaluates programs and institutions on the basis of wages earned after graduation and student loan levels.

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Texas Reality Check’s lifestyle, occupation, and quick view calculators will help you determine the cost of living expenses, minimum salary needs, and occupations/jobs that support your future lifestyle.

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Traitify is web-based personality and job match tool that is fun and easy to use. Learn about your personality traits, areas of work you may thrive in or those you may have trouble in, and the many careers that best match YOU!

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Learning Center offers a free online course for young entrepreneurs. The course will introduce you to the basics of creating and financing a successful business.

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Sea World Career InfoBooks provide information on what is like to have a career in Animal Training, Rescue & Rehabilitation, or within a Zoo.

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Texas Career Check is a free online tool that allows you to explore career opportunities, compare occupations, and occupation trends.

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Your Bright Future is an online tool sponsored by the Texas Workforce Commission that works to provide you with guidance in discovering potential career paths through exploration of interest, skills, job and education opportunities, and finances.

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Things You Need To Know

Rights and Responsibilities

Young Workers is a web tool designed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help teens understand their rights when working so you have a safe and rewarding experience. Explore real stories from young workers who have experienced workplace injuries, hazards to watch out for, and more.

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The Youth@Work website is designed to teach you about some of your rights and responsibilities as an employee. It is part of EEOC’s Youth@Work program – a national education and outreach campaign to promote equal employment opportunity for America’s next generation of workers.

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YouthRules! is an initiative to promote positive and safe work experiences for teens by distributing vital information. You can access a Young Worker ToolKit, watch Teen Work Stories, and learn about the laws and regulations around working as a teen.

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Resume and Interview Tips

In this series, Snagajob helps you answer tough job interview questions if you don’t have any work experience.
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Money Management

A great place to learn about money management, buying a vehicle, checking and savings accounts, credit cards, and investing.

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CashCourse Provides:

  • Free online financial education courses through instructor assignments or self-study
  • Customizable financial tools such as worksheets, a Budget Wizard, quizzes and calculators
  • A personal dashboard to track your progress
  • Articles and resources on topics that students can relate to
  • A guide to real-life money questions

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Money Matters: Make it CountSM is a suite of financial education resources for teens offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America in collaboration with Charles Schwab Foundation. From investing in education to saving money for retirement, making financial decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. Money Matters helps teens take charge of their financial futures.

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Making the most of your money starts with five building blocks for managing and growing your money — The MyMoney Five. Keep these five principles in mind as you make day-to-day decisions and plan your financial goals.

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Confused about tax terms and forms? Interested in learning more about the basic concepts behind taxes? Understanding Taxes can take the mystery out of taxes. The Hows of Taxes includes 14 self-paced modules, offering a step-by-step approach to tax preparation.

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Local Programs

ACE Mentor Program aims to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.

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Do you love to write? Want to be an author? BiblioTech can help support your dreams of self-publishing your books.

Use the ONLINE Writer’s Corner tools to create, share, and promote in the San Antonio community and beyond.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio provides programs in five core program areas: Character & Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, The Arts, Sports/Fitness/Recreation, and Health & Life Skills. Youth between ages 6 to 18 can become a member for a yearly fee. Check out their programs in Career Development today!

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Interested in a career taking care of the environment?

Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas has a mission to sustain the natural environment and enhance urban spaces through land conservation, community engagement and education.

Green Spaces Alliance has three programs: Land Conservation, Urban Land & Water, and Picture Your World youth photography. The Alliance also provides conservation services, workshops, events, and volunteer opportunities – most prominently at the Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve and at over 50 community gardens across San Antonio.

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Launch SA is an entrepreneurial resource center that provides educational resources for entrepreneurs at all business stages. Some of the resources provided are workshops, one-on-one consultations, tailored entrepreneurial programs, co-working space, as well as a network of referral partners. “We are the first stop to launching your entrepreneurial endeavor!”

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SA Youth offers young adults, ages 16 to 24, who have previously quit school, the opportunity to complete their education by earning a high school diploma or GED through the YouthBuild program. Students in the YouthBuild program also receive workforce training and certification in construction. And, it’s free!

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Summer of Service (SOS) is dedicated to education through service and travel by providing students with the opportunity to learn abroad in order to better their own communities and serve back home. We provide multiple monthly service opportunities here in San Antonio, and various travel opportunities in the summer. We see a world in which all young people – no matter their background – believe in their power to make a positive difference in their communities.

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The Workforce Solutions Alamo Youth Program is open to youth ages 14 to 24 who meet eligibility requirements. If eligible, Workforce Solutions Alamo can provide assistance with:

  • Obtaining a GED
  • Job Readiness
  • Subsidized work experience
  • Occupational skills training
  • Leadership/communication development
  • Exposure to post-secondary opportunities
  • Tutoring/study skills

Please call see the link below for eligibility requirements and for information on your nearby location. You can also call (800)310-6117 or visit the website to connect with a nearby location.

Eligibility Requirements

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Youth Code Jam fosters an interest in technology by introducing upper elementary through high school students to computer science.
Youth Code Jam is all about inspiring youth to imagine themselves in the emerging technology-driven jobs of tomorrow by getting them excited about programming and building confidence in their skills .

Check out the current Code Jam camps available (prices vary) and future (free) Youth Code Jam events!

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Mi Carrera is a program for young women in middle and high school. The program addresses the importance of decision making to develop positive relationships and influence career planning. Mi Carrera motivates self-discovery and a means toward a better life that includes higher education, employment and self-sufficiency.

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The YWCA SEED program provides training in business development and financial literacy for lower-income adults and youth living in San Antonio.

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Vocational/Technical Programs & Schools

Brightwood College offers allied health programs, in addition to criminal justice and legal studies, nursing, and continuing education depending on the location. There are two locations in San Antonio, one on San Pedro Ave. and one off NW Loop 410.
Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

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Lamson Institute offers programs in:

  • Commercial Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Electrician
  • Lab Assistant, EKG Technician/Phlebotomist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Optical/Optometric Assistant
  • Medical Biller/Coder/Office Assistant

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Project QUEST offers college-based study programs and most are directed toward associate degrees from one of the area community colleges or professional training institutes. Some courses of study are based on certificate programs approved by the State of Texas and various licensing boards and, in some cases, may be offered through regional, state-certified private training facilities.

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Quest College provides hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to launch an exciting career as a trusted Medical, Business or Beauty Industry professional.

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The College of Health Care Professions provides education, degrees, and career training in the health professions.
The San Antonio location has career training programs for: Dental Assistant, Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist, Medical Assistant, Medical Coding & Billing, Physical Therapy Technician.

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Online Job Search Tools

Indeed is a free online database that enables you to search jobs posted on thousands of websites. Employers also post jobs directly on Indeed.

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Snagajob has over 300,000 part-time, full-time and hourly jobs now hiring teenagers. Start your job search today by browsing teen job openings near you. Once you find the perfect job, simply create a free account and apply in just minutes.

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As a job seeker, Work In Texas allows you to create a personalized account, build your resume, and search for local jobs that match both your interest and education. Visit WorkInTexas.com to create your profile and get started.

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Internship Opportunities

The City of San Antonio’s Student Internship Program provides eligible students with the opportunity to work and gain real-world experience within City departments. Students are enabled to link theory with practice and develop specialized skills that cannot be taught in the classroom. Eligible students need to be currently enrolled in an accredited vocational or technical school, college, or university

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Are you between the ages of 14-16? Do you reside in Council District 2,3,4,5, or 6? JOVEN has a great opportunity for youth to work as a paid summer intern! This program will guide and assist youth with experience in working in one of the top career oriented positions in the industry today.

Interns are placed and monitored at assigned work sites and are expected to work 20 hours a week for a six week period. Interns are paid a stipend of $7.25 an hour.

Visit the website for application and required documentation. Submit in person with all required documents at 507 E. Mayfield Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78214

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to noon and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
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As an SA Works intern you can expect:

  • Paid Internship
  • At least 4 weeks of work
  • Mentoring from the SA Works Team
  • Internship Orientation prior to starting your job
  • Performance Review
  • An awesome company to place on your resume

Student Requirements:
1) Between the ages of 16-20 (Must be 16 by June 1, 2017)
2) Submit an online application and resume with two references
3) Reliable transportation
4) Notify SA Works of status throughout the process (ex. call backs, interviews, job offers)

For more information please visit the SA Works website!
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The UT Health Science Center San Antonio offers several opportunities for teens in San Antonio to explore various health and biomedical professions.

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Job Opportunities

Six Flags Fiesta Texas – San Antonio has part-time and full-time positions available for both teens and adults.

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The first steps to becoming a San Antonio Firefighter include meeting the minimum qualifications, submitting an application to take the entrance exam, successfully completing the entrance exam, and being placed on the eligibility list. Must be at least 19 years of age.

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Applicants must be at least 16 and must pass a prerequisite skills test. The Parks and Rec Departments provides CPR and lifesaving training to prepare you for life-guarding responsibilities. Applicants who have passed the prerequisite test will be scheduled for training classes. The starting salary is $10.00 per hour. For more information, please call the San Antonio Natatorium 210-207-3299 and apply online.

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The San Antonio Zoo offers full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. You must be at least 15 years of age and in the 10th grade.

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Sea World San Antonio offers career and educational programs and camps for teens ages 13 to 17 providing an inside look at animal health, behavior and care, as well as an understanding of what it’s like to work directly with animals!

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