Career Path Resources

Did you know that your local community college may offer certificate programs or 2-year degree programs to help you launch the next step in your career?

Check out the career paths in seven of the Branson / Lakes area’s major industries: http://bit.ly/2lt5Ngg 

Gearing up for a job fair in the near future? Download this flyer for some helpful tips: http://bit.ly/2mfnQe9

Know the Rules

Before you start working, you should know what your employer can and cannot require of you. The U.S. Department of Labor Youth Rules! program highlights what you need to know below. As a young worker you are limited in the types of jobs and number of hours you can work. The rules are different for agricultural work. The state of Missouri also has rules, and employers must follow both.


Rules vary by age group. Click the one that applies to you:

I am under 14 I am 14 or 15 I am 16 or 17 I am 18+

What do I need to know about workplace hazards?

Federal law establishes certain safety standards and restrictions for young workers. If you are not yet 18, you are prohibited from being employed in occupations that have been declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor.

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Agricultural Jobs

If you are not yet 16, there are many restrictions on your employment in agriculture, particularly in occupations declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor.

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Immigrant Rights

The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor enforces labor laws regardless of immigration status.

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Young Worker Toolkit

Know the dos and don’ts for your employment situation. This comprehensive toolkit will provide you information to help you make the most of your work experience.