Elkin High School

Patsy Burgess, Career Development Coordinator


Career Development

Career development at Elkin High School includes self-assessment, matching interests to career choices, exploring the world of work, career research, education and career planning, and career counseling.  Opportunities exist for leadership development, critical and creative thinking, decision making, problem solving, teamwork, and work-based learning.

The following links provide further information and help with exploring the world of careers.

Career Clusters


Explore careers, find out about education and training, get resume and interview how-to information, and more at his site.


Career Videos

Watch videos spotlighting each of the 16 career clusters


College Foundation of North Carolina .                             Students can research careers and colleges, plan coursework, create portfolios, and more.

Explore Careers with ACT.                                                 Explore career options, find career planning tips, check out the world-of-work map and the map of college majors.

Future for Kids.                                                                 Students can explore careers that match their unique talents.


Jobs Now

JobsNOW.nc.gov is a resource for anyone looking for a job, a new career, or to expand or create a business.


Job Seeking Skills Handbook.

A quick publication which offers guidance and guideline information on career assessment, resumes, job search, job application, and job interview.


O*NET Resource Center. 

The O*NET Interest Profiles is a self-assessment career exploration tool that can help everyone discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting.


Occupational Outlook Handbook.

A classic reference on occupations from A to Z.  Compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics which tells the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.


North Carolina Career Resource Network.                               Find quick links to self assessments, occupations found in NC, labor market trends, campus websites, tuition and fees, and NC Career Choices newsletter.



Elkin High School

Career Development Services

334 Elk Spur St.

Elkin, NC  28621


Patsy Burgess, Career Development Coordinator


To contact us:

Phone: 336-835-3858

Fax: 336-835-3253

E-mail: burgessp@elkin.k12.nc.us