Not sure what to do after college or, for that matter, what to major in while you are in college? The Jackson State Community College Career Resource Center is ready to help you figure out where you want to go and how to get there. Of course, we can't tell you what you should do or be... that's your personal decision. What we can do is help you take a look at yourself to help identify your possibilities. Then we can help guide you through information on those options to see which is best for you, at whatever stage of life you are.
The JSCC Career Resource Center offers current and prospective students at no cost:
- Career guidance
- KUDER Journey for Adults Career Assessment
- Information about college majors
- College transfer information
- Career Information
For more information, contact the Career Resource Center at (731) 424-3520 ext. 50315 or visit us in room 136 of the Student Center.
Career Information Resources
Your career and college major decision should be base on fact, not assumptions and guesswork. The following online resources can help you make an educated decision about what is best for you and your future.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is a great place to get information about what careers there are in general job families and to get specific information about hundreds of jobs, as well as employment projections.
Career Outlook - Formerly know as the Occupational Outlook Quarterly (OOQ), Career Outlook is published quarterly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It covers a variety of career- and work-related articles including new and emerging occupations and salary trends. Articles from the OOQ are archived and available here.
O'Net - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training, O*NET Online contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is free and is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. It also provides an assessment for workers and students as well as occupational information for veterans.
Hot Careers to 2022 – Sponsored by the TN Department of Workforce Development, this lists the hot careers for: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, McNairy, Madison, and Weakley counties.
Hot Careers to 2022 - Sponsored by the TN Department of Workforce Development, this lists the hot careers for: Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Lauderdale, Lake, Obion, and Tipton counties.
Career Transitions Database - This database assists JSCC students with discovering career interests, identifying new opportunities based on work or military experience, and exploring career paths. It also provides information about multi-faceted job searching as well as other activities such as creating resumes and preparing for interviews. Students will need their JSCC log-in information to access this database.
Career One Stop – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this resource provides valuable information on topics related to careers and employment. Career One Stop also houses an online career resource library that provides access to other web sites that can help you find additional career information.
Career Resource - A meta index of career and employment resources.
College for TN - Sponsored by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, this site is for people who wish to develop education plans matching their career goals. It provides information about the steps needed to reach college and about financial planning tips. There also are tools to help users create resumes, prepare for job interviews and share their achievements, goals and plans with college and career advisors.
Careers.Org – This resource provides detailed information about hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, along with in-depth profiles of thousands of related academic programs, occupations and industries.
Nursing Careers - Provides resource information about the various types of careers in nursing.
Registered Nurse Salary By State - Provides salary information for registered nurses for each state.
ExploreHealthCareers.Org – Provides extensive career information on the various careers in healthcare. This is a great resource for someone interested in pursuing an allied health program.
Public Service Careers - Provides information about careers in public service.
The Career Project -Free database of career profiles. The website provides the "inside scoop" as to what it is really like to work in a given field.
Careers Internet Database - Find full-text, in-depth information on hundreds of careers. Each report covers education requirements, various aspects of the career, interviews with people in the field, and more. When you first log in, click on "Members Click Here", then click on "Career List" to search for specific careers. Students will need their JSCC log-in information to access this database.
Vocational Biographies - Career-shadow up to 1,001 people from across America. Click on one of the seven search buttons at the top of the page. You will get a list of titles. Click on one title, and the career story will appear on the screen for you to read or print out. Students will need their JSCC log-in information to access this database.
Military Career Information
Interested in a career in the military? The following links provide career information on the various branches of the military.
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. Marines
- U.S. Navy
- Tennessee National Guard
- Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) - This is the official website for ASVAB that is used to measure developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.
- Military Careers - Issued by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, this section of the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides specific information about the various types of careers in the military.
The links listed on this website are offered as a resource only. The information provided in the links is not under the control of Jackson State Community College. The College as well as Counseling and Career Center staff is not responsible for contents of any listed site. Jackson State Community College or Counseling and Career Center staff assumes no liability for the acts of omission by third parties or materials supplied by them.
Please forward any concerns regarding the career information links and/or disabled links to firstname.lastname@example.org