Career options

Overview

Career exploration is not the same as searching for a job. It's the process of identifying what careers match your skills and interests mapping out the education or training needed to get there.

These YouTube playlists have snapshots of different career options, broken down by industry. The Career One Stop website has further resources on this careers too.

Info about job prep, wages, search, and outlook; higher education & training programs; scholarships, & military.

Great way to explore careers, salaries, education requirements, specifically in the state of Oregon. Does not specifically match careers with majors.

A search engine to explore different careers and their descriptions.

A search engine through the United State Department of Labor. You can explore careers' pay, education and training and the future outlook for those occupations.

Great resource to explore different careers and what majors correlate with these career paths.

Oregon Connections facilitates virtual connections with industry professionals and students. Industry professionals show how the topic is applied in their work, helps guide students with their projects, and/or evaluates final student deliverables. Every student has an opportunity to submit questions and take part in discussions; and every professional has a proven framework to guide them towards productive classroom discussion.

Internships & Job Shadowing

Internships and job shadows are a great way for students to gain exposure to different types of careers and work experience. Ask your coordinator if there are local opportunities for students or see if you can host a student at your workplace.

What to Ask During a Job Shadow?: A guide for students during their job shadowing experience.