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Online Resources for Career Research
Career One Stop - Career Videos
Watch short videos describing different jobs and career paths.
Career One Stop - Goal Setting
Learn how to set goals to help you stay on track with your career and education plans. Also, learn about salary expectations and occupational licenses to better prepare for next steps.
Career One Stop - Self Assessments
Discover three self-assessments you can take to explore your interests, skills, and work values.
Glassdoor Job Search
Search jobs, find company information, and search through salary databases. A great resource for job exploration.
My Next Move
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this interactive website can help students explore careers that match their interests. It also lists careers with a bright future as well as the kinds of education and training needed for each.
O*Net Interest Profiler
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. This assessment will allow you to explore jobs in the O*Net database that might be a good fit your you.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
In addition to conducting online research, another great way to explore careers is to talk to people who are working in the fields you're interested in! Consider connecting with people on LinkedIn or in your personal life who could tell you more about the work they do.
Resources by Industry
Below, you'll find links with information about specific career fields. Learn more about...
Accounting Careers (accountingedu.org)
Learn more about working in different areas of Accounting from AccountingEdu.org.
Criminal Justice Careers
A degree in Criminal Justice, either alone or in combination with other training and education, can qualify students to work in a large number of fields that involve some aspect of crime or justice. The jobs available with a criminal justice degree also depend on the specific type of degree obtained, other work experience, personal aptitudes, and personal interests within criminal justice.
Early Childhood Education Careers
Early childhood education careers cover a range of occupations from childcare workers to administrators to those who teach others. Learn more about some of the most popular teaching careers.
Education Careers (from Teacher.org)
The field of education typically leads to teaching in some fashion, but consulting, administrative, and board member jobs are also available. In fact, the field of education is so varied that there are hundreds of different careers that can be accomplished with a basis in education. These jobs can be based online, in a classroom, in other countries, or even in centers or homes.
The FBI has a wide variety of career paths for individuals from all backgrounds and experiences. Explore your options to start a career like no other with the FBI.
Finance Careers (wallstreetmojo.com)
Here is a list of the top high-paying finance careers including investment banking, asset management, commercial banking, equity research, corporate finance, risk management and many more.
From the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing - Offers information and details on a wide variety of nursing careers.
Provides details and information on various careers in the health sector
Transitioning from student to graduate is an intimidating situation for many soon-to-be and recent graduates. There can be many unknowns when you're thinking about what awaits you after school, and you may be asking yourself the same questions that many students before you have asked:
This comprehensive guide provides information about exploring psychology careers in a variety of different fields and industries.
Recommended Library Books
Bound-for-Career Guidebook by
According to Burtnett (president, Education Now, and adjunct, counselor education, Marymount Univ.), one should always be prepared to make appropriate education and career-related decisions by anticipating iterative universal phases in the "career development process." In this comprehensive, systematic, and readable book, he presents a process for developing a successful career.
Call Number: HF5382.5 .U5 B874 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-16
Land Your Dream Career in College by
The authors provide eleven easy-to-follow strategies for effectively using time on campus to start building a career. Terhune and Hays leads students through content designed to help students set themselves up for success, without focusing on grades or papers.
Publication Date: 2015-05-16
What the Best College Students Do by
The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.
Publication Date: 2012-08-27
Interested in reading additional library books or online texts? Search for them on the MAC Library's website: mtaloy.edu/academics/library