Exploring Careers


Career Assessment Tools

When choosing career, it makes a lot of sense to take time to first identify your interests, skills and values, as well as your likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. Once you have a better understanding of who you are, you will be able to match this information to information about the various career options available to you.  
Career Key
The Career Key is a quiz designed to measure your abilities, interests, personality traits, skills and values.
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is designed to identify various kinds of personality temperaments. The results will give you a four-letter personality indicator, as well as an explanation of what each indicator means.
O*NET OnLine
The Occupational Information Network OnLine, developed for the US Department of Labor, allows users to explore careers, jobs and occupations.
Transferable Skills Survey
The Transferable Skills Survey was developed by the University of Minnesota. It asks you to rate 62 items from 0 to 3 in several skill set categories, and then uses this information to provide a percentage ranking of your skills from these categories.

Exploring Career Options

There are various ways you can explore and identify occupations that fit your interests, personal qualities, skills and values, for example, by reading about them, taking occupational inventories, and talking with professionals in the field. You can also try out a possible career choice through a career-related part-time job, internship or cooperative education experience. The following list provides access to online career assessments:
Accounting Career Guide

Useful info on how to become an accountant and lists top accounting schools & scholarship opportunities.

America’s Career InfoNet
Comprehensive source of occupational information. Lists transferable skills used in many occupations, which industries employ people in these occupations, and what compensation one can expect.
Career Guide to Industries
Information on available careers by industry. Describes the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations within the industry, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, employment outlook, as well as lists of organizations that can provide additional information.
Career Resources
Links to career opportunities and career service professionals on the web, as well as additional resources such as bibliographies, publications, software lists, etc. Information is sorted alphabetically and by geographic location.
Careers in Healthcare This site is a free resource that allows students to explore careers in dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine and a bunch of other medical & health areas.
Economic and Employment Projects 2000-2010
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the most current projections on where future job growth is expected by industry and occupation and the likely composition of the work force pursuing those jobs.
The Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge (ISEEK), is a Web-based gateway to Minnesota career, employment, education and business development information and services.
JobStar: Career Information
Provides articles on career information, links to resources, and lists of books to look for in your local public library.
Direct link to the Minnesota Career Information System. Park Center students wanting to access this web site need to obtain the user name and password from CRC or media center staff.
Military Career Guide Online
Career information resource for the military world of work providing information on 152 enlisted and officer occupations.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The OOH, from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, gives detailed information on 250 occupations. Each listing addresses the employment outlook, job duties, earnings, working conditions, training, education, qualifications and career advancement.
Occupational Outlook Quarterly
This web-publication covers career and work-related topics on new and developing occupations in the 21st century, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Peterson's Educational Center
One of the most comprehensive and heavily used education resources on the Internet. It includes college search and selection, test preparation and lifelong learning.
Try Engineering Great site for students to explore engineering careers. Has info on how you can get involved with internships and competitions, as well as a college search feature.
Careers in Nursing Whether you are just starting out in nursing or you are looking to advance your nursing career, the field is ready for you to make your move.

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