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Students

Whether you're a high school senior on your way to college or you're in college and trying to figure out what you want to become, we can help. Get info on applying to college in our Education section. Then take a minute to view our Dream Jobs and other career profiles. Find out what it takes to work in these jobs and see how real-life people became successful. Then use our Salary Wizard to find out how much you can expect to make. You don't have to have it all figured out right now, but when you decide to focus on your career we'll be here with all the resources you need.

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