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So you want to grow up to be...an astronaut?

Think again.

Shmoop is here to give you the real scoop on tons of careers. We’ll inspire you, excite you, and inform you about changing trends in the industry. We’ll help you find your path, prepare you for it, and make sure that you’re ready to rock and roll your way to success. Unless you’re hoping to become a rock and roll superstar, in which case...you’re probably going to fail.

Welcome to Shmoop Careers. Welcome to the real world.

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SELF-DISCOVERY
Shmoop’s fun and quick Career Quiz will give you the skinny on which careers to check out and which to shy away from. Are you a born magician or trial lawyer? (Both are great at kids’ parties.) This is the time in your life to explore your options, and Shmoop is here to help you discover and refine your interests. Or if you have no interests, we’ll at least help you find something that won’t make you absolutely miserable for the next 40-50 years.
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CAREER EXPLORATION
Explore our large database of careers. Get the specifics on salaries, education requirements, the odds of obtaining your dream job, and much more. And if a given career is going to be rough, we won’t sugar-coat it. That stuff will rot your teeth anyway.
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STUDENT FINANCE
Shmoop’s unparalleled and ruthlessly honest financial literacy advice will break down what you need to know about careers, debt, equity, and what it takes to retire. We are unvarnished and will help you estimate your needs given specific lifestyle expectations. (Note: If you choose to become an actor, this doesn’t apply, as you won’t have any money to worry about.)
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THE TYPICAL DAY
Learn what it would be like to wake up in the morning as a Navy Seal. Or a Travel Agent. Or a Funeral Director (provided you wake up at all)*. We give you the blow by blow of what you can expect to see on a daily basis in your career of choice. We think transparency helps. Plus, it gives us a chance to get in touch with our inner Charles Dickens.

*morbid funeral director humor

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QUALIFICATIONS
Find out what you need to earn that first job, or what you need to get that plum promotion. Whatever your line of work, Shmoop outlines the certificates, degrees, and badges of honor you need in order to attain your dream. If, however, your dreams still involve unicorns and rainbows, you’re...probably not ready for a career.
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POWER, FAME, AND GLORY
Learn how much your chosen career path will help you in your quest for power, fame, and glory. If your end goal is world domination, this is the section for you. If you’re more of the help-others-help-yourself kind, maybe take a pass.
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