Career Exploration Resources
Counselors at RAS can help you explore careers that might be a good fit based on your interests, skills and experience! Call today! (916) 792-3952
In the meantime, check out these Web-based resources...
- California Career Zone – www.cacareerzone.org – click on the “Begin Assessment” section (lower left-hand corner) and try out some of the self-assessments in that section. (The Interest Profiler has a lot of questions, but is a good one; and the Work Importance Profiler is also a favorite among students.)
- Career Coach: California Community Colleges -- ccc.emsicc.com -- take career assessments, explore careers that are a strong match, and find related education and training programs in the community colleges near you!
- My Next Move – www.mynextmove.org – an easy-to-navigate website that allows you to browse different groups of careers (highlighting those with “Bright Outlooks” for new/growing opportunities in the future!)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook – www.bls.gov/ooh - provides some of the most thorough reports about specific careers. You can browse occupations by group, search via keyword, or by highest pay, fastest growing, etc.
- Salary Surfer -- salarysurfer.cccco.edu -- select a "program of study" from the drop-down list, and then check out the different degrees and certificates available, annual salaries, and California Community Colleges offering those programs!
- California Colleges – www.californiacolleges.edu – check out some of the great resources in the "Career" section to help you learn about how you match up with certain careers.
- BigFuture by The College Board - bigfuture.collegeboard.org - do keyword searches with majors and careers; learn about the types of jobs you can do with different majors, and the types of majors that lead to certain jobs.
If you want personalized career-related guidance
at a local job center, you can drop in to the Golden Sierra Job Center (be sure you take your right-to-work documents when you visit):
Want to talk with someone
in a particular career about what it's like to work in their field? Consider conducting an Informational Interview