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
- Information about college majors
- 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.
Online Career Assessments:
KUDER Journey for Adults - Available at the Career Resource Center room 136 of the Student Center.
Holland Code Career Test - This free assessment will identify your strongest career interests among six occupational themes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. A list of suggested careers based on your results is provided.
ONet Interest Profiler - This free assessment can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.
Career Cluster Interest Survey - This free interest survey provides an opportunity to rate activities, personal qualities, and school subjects that you like. At the end of the survey, you will see a list of career clusters that are a good match for your interests.
CAREERwise Educational Interest Assessment - Rate your interest in a variety of activities. View your Interest Profile as well as a list of careers and majors that profile.
Photo Career Quiz - Based on the Holland Code theory, this free, super quick quiz does not require any reading at all. Just choose the images that appeal to you most and discover your career interest areas.
Career Information Resources:
Your career and college major decision should be based 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.
TEL Career Center - Sponsored by the Tennessee Electronic Library, this free resource allows users to prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and learn how to improve workplace skills. To access information, users will be required to set up an account with TEL.
Career Profiles: A Career and Job Search Guide - Use this database to explore career information, descriptions, and jobs.
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.
What Can I Do With This Major? - Not sure what you can do with a specific major? Developed by the University of Tennessee, this website provides career options for various college majors.
Learn How To Become - This career resource provides in-depth information on how to pursue a career as well as how to conduct an effective job search.
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.
Career Cornerstone Center - This is a great resource for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, or healthcare.
Agriculture Careers - Sponsored by Ag Day, this website provides information about the various career opportunities in agriculture.
Computer Engineering Careers - Sponsored by Computer Science Online, this website provides an in-depth guide to Computer Engineering including in-demand specialties, employers, and skills.
DiscoverE Engineering Careers - While aimed at high school students, this website provides an excellent overview of the various engineering fields.
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.
Careers in Healthcare - Provides in-depth resource information about the various types of careers in healthcare.
Healthcare Management Careers - This internet resource guide can assist you with exploring career opportunities in the healthcare management field.
IT Careers - Sponsored by Computer Science Online, this is a great website to explore IT careers.
Physical Therapy Assistant Careers - Great site to explore physical therapy assistant careers.
Public Service Careers - Provides information about careers in public service.
The Social Worker Career Center - This website is a great place to find information about careers in social work.
Software Engineering Careers - Sponsored by Computer Science Online, this website provides valuable information about software engineering careers.
Chemistry Careers - This is a great resource to learn about careers in the field of chemistry.
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 the Counseling and Career Center staff, is not responsible for content of any listed site. Neither Jackson State Community College nor the Counseling and Career Center staff assume liability for the acts of omission by third parties or materials supplied by them.
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