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App helps students determine career path

Career Calculator is free, and it is open to anyone looking to make the next step in life. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Career Calculator is free, and it is open to anyone looking to make the next step in life. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Kaitlyn Nalley (Source: WAVE 3 News) Kaitlyn Nalley (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - School is back in session and that means a lot of seniors from both high school and college are about to make what might be the biggest decision in life.

Choosing a career path isn't easy, but a new app might help make some decisions.

When it comes to applying for jobs, students may have a lot of questions - like whether your major will lead to your dream job or how much you can expect to be paid per year. One local app is looking to answer all those questions in one place.

Southern High School senior Kaitlyn Nalley said she always wanted to help others.

“My little sister is in Special Olympics, so like that’s where most of my friends are, so I’m already used to them I’m really good at handling them,” Nalley said.

So it comes with no surprise that she wants to be a special education teacher in the future.

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“It includes teachers who specialize in audio-visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life process skills to the mentally impaired, which is basically what it is,” Nalley read about the career from the Career Calculator app.

Just how she might go about becoming one? Career Calculator will tell her that too.

“You actually pick a job and go to it, you can see how much you're going to make how many jobs are open right now and what the estimated amount is going to be by the time in the future I guess,” Nalley said.

The app which puts data and important figures at your fingertips is now available to help make important decisions for the future near and far.

“It’s a pretty cool site,” Nalley said. “I'm definitely glad we got this.”

Career Calculator is free, and it is open to anyone looking to make the next step in life.

You can get to Career Calculator by clicking here.

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