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 Career Resource Center offers:
Kuder Journey for Adults
To schedule an appointment to take the Kuder Journey for Adults, contact the Career Resource Center at (731) 424-3520 ext. 50315.
Kuder Journey for Adults is specifically for post-secondary schools and adult career changers. It is designed to guide students through the process of planning for a career, making a career change, or merely making sure a career choice is still on track. Kuder Journey for Adults is an internet-based assessment that measures students' interests, skills, and work values as well as a great resource to investigate possible career options. Results are saved to the program and students receive immediate feedback. Students can access their results and information from any computer with their password. This assessment is free to all students enrolled in Jackson State Community College.
To base your career and college major decision on fact, not assumptions and guesswork. Once you've identified you career options, it's time to gather information about them. The following 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.
Jobs 4 TN
Sponsored by Tennessee Department of Workforce Development, this site provides an abundance of career and job search information.
America's Job Bank
Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, click on "Career InfoNet" and then click on "Wages and Trends." This will let you check out the average pay levels and job availability for specific occupations in each state. Where the Occupational Outlook Handbook only gives you national averages, you can find out what the job usually offers in Tennessee, or Alabama, or Maryland, or Florida, et. al.
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 available at no cost and is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. The database also provides an assessment for workers and students as well as occupational information for veterans.
Hot Careers to 2020 – Sponsored by the TN Department of Workforce Development, this site list the hot careers for: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, McNairy, Madison, and Weakley counties.
Hot Careers to 2020 - Sponsored by the TN Department of Workforce Development, this site list 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 online resource provides valuable information on various topics as it relates to careers and employment. Career One Stop also houses an online career resource library that will provide access to other web sites that can assist you in finding additional career information.
College for TN - Sponsored by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, this online site is for people who wish to develop education plans matching their career goals. The site provides information about the steps needed to reach college and financial planning tips. There are also 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 site 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.
ExploreHealthCareers.Org – This site provides extensive career information on the various careers in healthcare. This is a great resource for someone interested in pursuing an allied health program.
JobHunt.Org – This site provides practical advice and resources for someone who is searching for a job.
Careers Internet Database - Use Careers Internet Database to 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 - With this database, you can career-shadow up to 1,001 persons 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.