Illuminate your career, one step at
a time

Become the most unstoppable you with Lantern, a free career and education resource all in one platform.

80,570 others trust Lantern to help them reach their career goals.

We’ll be your guiding light

Lantern guides you through the complex process of getting to your next career and everything along the way. Create a free account to save your personal goals, so the details never get lost, and neither do you.

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Discover your career possibilities

Build a free personalized career guide with your goals in mind.

  • Choose a career with confidence — our Career Interests Quiz pairs you with careers that are best for you.
  • Maximize your career options — our Career Browser provides detailed information on top careers.
  • Plan your career path — follow trending job locations and outlooks then save your favorites for later.
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Blaze your education path

Your learning path isn’t far away - what you need is here, all in one place

  • Make your decision easier — filter and compare education programs.
  • Cut to the chase — contact schools in a single step.
  • Let us do the homework — choose from our A+ list of pre-evaluated education partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Lantern help me?

With hundreds of career paths and college programs to choose from, Lantern helps you narrow your focus. We use your answers from our Career Interests Quiz to pair you with careers and education options that are well matched for your interests and personality. From there, we help you sort based on your preferences, and contact programs you're interested in applying to. It's that simple.

How much does Lantern cost?

Lantern is 100% free to use. After creating an account, you'll have access to Lantern's features, such as StudyMatch and the Career Interests Quiz.

How does Lantern make money?

Some of our featured schools partner with us to get the word out about their programs. These schools, bootcamps, and training centers have been vetted by our team (a bad program hurts us, too), and if they make the cut, they can join the roster of our hundreds of school options. If you end up deciding on their program and paying their tuition, we receive a standard referral fee.

View our Advertising Disclosure for more information.

Do you use my data?

We use your data to create customized results. This can include careers that best match your personality and interests, a snapshot of how much education will cost you for a year, or other results from our product features.

For more information on how we use your data, visit our Privacy Policy

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Illuminate your career with a
free Lantern account.

Starting fresh gives you a lot of options. That’s a good thing. Create a profile to build a free career plan that considers your goals, motivations, education level, and more.

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