Career Exploration

Here are some great tools you can use to help you on this journey to find your ideal career...

Explore Careers by Taking Assessments

Choose any or all of the following resources and complete career assessments to guide you to your ideal career.


Create a quick account with MyMajors using a personal email address. Your school email may block outside emails. Then, take an assessment which will give you a list of recommended majors, colleges and careers based on your academic achievements, interests and personality.



Texas Career Check

  • Complete a quick 60 question survey with task-related questions.  
  • Can download a PDF of Interest Profiler results - RIASEC with brief descriptions.
  • Produces a list of possible careers that can be individually downloaded including state labor statistics.

Career Finder on Big Future

Create an account on College Board's Big Future to begin exploring careers and majors. Be sure to write down your username/password. This is where you access your PSAT/SAT scores, so you may already have an account.

Whether you’re just starting to explore career paths or already have yours planned out, Career Finder helps you take the next steps with the perfect combination of data and stories.

MyNextMove - O*Net Interest Profiler

Answer questions about the type of work you might enjoy. My Next Move will suggest careers that match your interests and training. Browse through hundreds of career options to figure out what's best for you. 

Texas Genuine


Find out the programs best fit for your success or take an assessment to help you determine what careers your strengths are best suited for. 

Explore Careers by Doing Research

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics compiles comprehensive info on career fields across industries in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.You can find out about training and education needed, working conditions, what people do on the job, expected job outlook, and typical earning potential.

Big Future - Answer 10 Questions and Discover Your Future

Create an account on the College Board if you don’t already have one to begin creating your college roadmap.


SeekUT presents straightforward and understandable data that tells you what real UT graduates are earning – based on campus and major – one, five, and ten years after graduation. It also tells you what Industries are employing UT graduates in Texas along with predicted job openings.


Additionally, SeekUT tells you what the median student loan debt is at graduation for those who took out loans, the percentage of students who borrowed, and the estimated monthly loan payment compared to median monthly earnings.

Texas Occupation Trends

Top 25 occupations making above the Texas median wage of $37,099, ranked by highest projected number of jobs added due to growth for the period 2016-2026.

Petrochemical Thriving Gulf Coast Industry  - A Growing Business That Needs You Now

Like many people, you may not know petrochemical—and all the ways it makes life better. The Petrochemical industry, Petrochem for short, is the source of everyday products like shoes and perfumes, paint and eyeglasses, bandages and game controllers. They all contain materials that come from the natural gas and crude oil processed by the Petrochemical industry.


You also may not know how much Petrochemical needs people like you right now. It’s expected to grow 30% in the next decade, so companies need to build their workforces. At the same time, many workers are retiring, leaving thousands of jobs open. And with natural gas growing and new plants popping up, there are amazing career opportunities. All you need is a couple years of college to qualify for high-paying jobs in Petrochemical.


O*Net OnLine

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!


Discover Your Skills

No matter whether you're entering the job market for the first time or changing careers after 20 years, and no matter whether you’re interested in a specific industry or just trying to learn about different options, there is good news: Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of jobs just waiting to be filled by people with the right skills. To be considered, you’ll need to learn these skills and earn the credentials employers are looking for.


UT Austin College of Natural Sciences Guide for Health Professions


For those interested in Pre-Medical programs, learn more about course requirements, which schools to apply to, how to ace the MCAT, and so much more.


Labor Market and Career Information


Get up- to-date information on careers and markets booming around Texas. 


Learn How to Become 


Many people use "job" and "career" interchangeably. While it's true that each involves working and a wage, a career goes well beyond a paycheck. It’s the teacher who lesson plans at 7 a.m. for 25 rowdy second graders. It’s the nurse who spends time with the disabled veteran on her ward 30 minutes after she’s clocked out. It’s the social worker who makes sure the kids in her care have a warm meal and clean clothes at Christmastime. A career is a commitment; a career is hard work; a career is your passion. Are you ready to find yours?


Click "Take the Assessment." Will answer a few questions and then be asked to enter your email address to get your results instantly.


Explore Careers by Major

MyMajors -

Create an account with MyMajors to take an assessment, which will use your academic achievement, aptitude, interests, and personality to recommend your best fit majors.  You will also get a list of colleges that offer the best fit majors and careers related to these majors.

Career Exploration: What Can I Do With This Major?  


Campus Explorer - Explore, find, and compare colleges.  Tuition estimates can be found on this website as well.


Surprising Facts about Choosing a Major


Princeton Review: College Major Search