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.

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. 


Career Star 

Career Star is Lone Star College’s job placement website for our students and alumni which is specifically focused on our degree programs. On Career Star, you can create and post a resume.  You can also search and apply for jobs and internships.

Explore Careers by Doing Research

Texas CTE Resource Center

  • Texas Career Check – job outlook, wages, etc. specific to Texas
  • Texas Reality Check – students enter the type of lifestyle they want to see what type of career/education training they will need for that lifestyle

 

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

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.


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

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 

Find out how you can gain the experience necessary to break into your desired career. Whether you have a dream job in mind, you want to be your own boss, or you’re looking for stability and good pay, take your first step here.

Explore Careers by Major

MyMajors - http://tmhscollegencareer.mymajors.com

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