The career counseling office at your high school can help teens discover interests, skills and abilities. However, many schools have limited budgets and might not even have career assessment tools in place.
Here are some prior career blog entries that could help teens learn more about college. None of these articles offer a complete solution, but each shares information to factor into a discussion with parents, teachers or career counselors about going to college.
Teen resources to help choose a career in the Arts
My Cool Career
Earn more through apprenticeship programs
Dropping out of high school will affect your career
Job shadow 2008
The goal of your research should be to learn about the skills employers want, what you like to do and which career would be a good fit for you.