Exploring Careers

Career exploration is about discovering information about careers and matching them to your interests and skills. You may also want to consider work environments, how much education is required, and employment outlooks. The following will help you explore careers and find one that is most suitable.

Focus 2® - Use access code "CareerStart"

Professional Associations 

Professional Associations provide contacts for informational interviews as well as links to schools, scholarships and career information.   Student members can gain access to journals, workshops and up to the minute trends to provide information for career planning

Occupational Exploration

  • Career Coach - Search careers to learn current local data on wages, employment, job postings and associated education and training for career.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - View job descriptions, salary information and entry requirements. The information is updated every two years by the federal government.
  • What Can I Do With a Major In ... - Learn about areas of employment, strategies for gaining experience, and view links for more connections in a chosen field.
  • Career Videos
  • Licensed Occupations Review - Search for occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation or agency through the Career InfoNet site. This tool includes information on licenses that may be required by law in order for you to practice a particular occupation. Information for all states, agencies and licenses may not be included.
  • Vocational Information - Explore this clearinghouse web page, from federal government, of links to career information sites, professional associations and job searches.
  • Explore Health Careers - Learn about numerous health careers, educational requirements and employment outlooks.
  • Math, Science and Engineering Careers - Discover career paths in science, technology, engineering, math, computers and health care.
  • Chronicle Guidance - Research career requirements, such as education, salary and work environment from any computer, using your student id, or access the information using Career Development Center's computers in A118.
     

 

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