Jobs + Careers

Louisiana college graduates tell us about the work they do and how they got there. By Erin Z. Bass MARKETING PRODUCER  Name: Amanda CarlinHometown: Big Branch, LouisianaaHigh School: HomeschooledCollege: Southeastern Louisiana UniversityDegree: B.A.,...
Chemical Engineer
You’re probably dreaming of a career that offers a good job market and a nice standard of living. That’s the idea behind the STAR ratings from the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The stars represent a combination of occupational outlook and wages. 5-star...
Planning a career
When it’s time to choose and plan a career path, a lot of people feel like the Venn diagram above. That’s totally normal! Hardly anyone knows exactly what they want to do with their lives when they graduate from high school, and most people change careers...
World of Work
Here are two powerful tools to help you explore potential careers. The World-of-Work Map breaks down the job world according to four basic interests: working with things, working with data, working with ideas and working with people. It’s a handy way to...
What's Your Career Cluster?
In addition to the general types of work shown on the World-of-Work Map, people have specific interests like biology or construction. Interests like these have been grouped into what are called “career clusters.” The term describes education, skills and...
Staja Booker
Meet three Louisiana college graduates, who tell us about the work they do and how they got there. Staja Booker is a nurse researcher; Leah Porche, a dietitian and business owner; and K Renee Horton, a lead metallic and weld engineer on the Space Launch...
Robotics careers
“Over the past seven years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that companies added 136,748 robots to factory floors. But while the conclusion of many is to assume that jobs are disappearing due to automation, the opposite is proving true,” writes...
The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance has announced a new workforce initiative called HealthWORx, a collaborative effort between five health care facilities in southwest Louisiana and the alliance’s Workforce Development Committee. The goal...
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