Phone: 704-836-9601


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Coach Edward Short

Coach Short is the Career Development Coordinator for Bessemer City High School. He supports students with career exploration, is the military recruitment liaison, and assists with Career & Technical Education classes and the ACT WorkKeys.

Planning for a Career

  • Most students aren't sure what career field is right for them. Whether choosing a college major, preparing to enter the workforce, or trying to plan ahead, it's important for students to have a career goal in mind to help guide them.

    Steps to determining a career:

    1. Brainstorm possible careers. What do friends & family members say you would be good at? What careers have you always been interested in? 
      1. If you don't know what you what you want to do, check out the different tools to help explore careers. These resources help you find careers, build a career plan, & compare different fields.
      2. Explore careers and find out what degree(s) are required for a particular career, what skills are needed, what the job respponsibilities look like, and average salaries within the U.S or a specific state by utilizing ONET Online's resources.
      3. You can also use North Carolina's Reality Check tool to help you determine how much money you'll need to make to afford the lifestyle you want to live.
      4. The US Department of Labor also has different tools to help match interests with possible careers.
    2. Take different career assessments. These include personality & interest inventories. There are several inventories on CFNC.
    3. Talk to your counselor or the Career Development Coordinator at school