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.
Click here to view career assessments.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Click here to view career research sites.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
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.
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.
Get up- to-date information on careers and markets booming around Texas.
Campus Explorer - Explore, find, and compare colleges. Tuition estimates can be found on this website as well.