Career Exploration Tools

Getting Started

Career Launch SD is a no-cost resource that helps you explore education and career options.  Our goal: helping you achieve yours. Use these tools to match your interests with job opportunities. Whether you’re a student or just looking around, we’re here to help.

Career Clusters

Career clusters are how the Department of Labor organizes positions out there in the job market. Learn about everything from finance to health science, marketing, manufacturing and more.

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South Dakota Career Interest Survey

Answer these 108 questions (we promise it goes fast) on a scale of 1-5 to discover your greatest strengths.

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National Career Readiness Certificate

This certificate program has been used by employers across the nation for 20 years. Regardless of occupations, the assessment is a good measure of where your skills are at.

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Registered Apprenticeships

Get paid to train while you learn the trade from registered professionals.


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Fun Fact

Over their lifetime, the average person spends 90,000 hours at work. That’s enough time to walk to the moon and halfway back.

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