“Every person, at some point in his or her life, leaves school to go into the work force. Many young people believe that is the point at which career planning development begins. For some people, yes it is. But for most people career planning development starts long before they graduate from high school. Most people have developed values and interests by the time they reach their mid-teens. By this time they have likes and dislikes, and have developed personality traits. People generally know by this age what sort of career they would like to have.
The average person spends most of his or her adult years engaged in some kind of work. Of course, it is important to earn a living. But it is also important that you do the kind of work you like to do. That is why career planning development is so important. It starts while you are still in high school, when you select courses that are going to help prepare you for what you want to do in the future. This is also an experimental period, when you can get first-hand experience trying out different subjects to see if you like them. In high school students can also consult with counselors who can explain what is involved in different kinds of work and what subjects a student has to take to prepare for a career in that field.