What Grade Should Students Start Career Planning?

Tracy Levine

Tracy Levine

Answer: 5th Grade is the best time to start career planning.

We suggest that 5th-grade parents and students start thinking about their interests and passions.  Middle School is where students start getting funneled into career paths.  The future of work will enable more students to thrive and win!


The beaten path won’t get you there.  According to Deloitte’s 2018 Future of Work survey:


Only 42% of Organizations are primarily made up of salaried employees, and employers expect to dramatically increase their dependence on contract, freelance, and gig workers over the next few years.

Don't just go straight ahead without questioning your study path.

Traditionally schools rank students into academic groups starting in middle school. Some parents, teachers, and counselors confuse these school paths as an indicator of a student's future earnings or ability to have a superstar career.


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