Identify Career Options – Gather Information

Learn what careers align with your degree program. Research the outlook for your career field.

Schools/Majors and CareersJobs and CareersEmployment Trends & Market Information

Schools/Majors and Careers

Connect Majors and Careers
Wondering what you can do with a particular major? Learn about the typical career areas and the type of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. This is a time to explore!

Get started with these free Excelsior College tools:

Focus 2

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Available to Excelsior College students and alumni, Focus 2 is a self-paced career guidance tool designed to help you select the right degree program, clarify your career goals, create an action plan, and provide you with valuable occupation information.

What Can I do with this Major?

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Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers. Each major of interest includes information regarding typical career areas, employers that hire people within those industries, strategies to make you a more marketable candidate, and more.

 

For more resources in your field of study:

 

Jobs and Careers

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Comprehensive information on the characteristics of work today and on future hiring trends. There are facts about job duties, working conditions, training requirements, job outlook, and earnings for each of the 250 listed occupations.

O*NET Online, from the U.S. Department of Labor.
A comprehensive database of occupational information on over 900 jobs in the U.S. economy. Classified by job family, each job title has a descriptive “snapshot” including the job description, worker and experience requirements, worker characteristics, and related occupations. Search for specific jobs by title, keyword, code, or by specific skill sets. A great resource for continually updated occupational information and labor market research.

Guide for Specific Careers, Jobstar Central
Learn about earnings, training, work environment and much more within your field of interest.

Occupational Profile, CareerOneStop
Occupation profiles focusing on specific aspects of each one, including tasks and activities involved, tools and technology needed, national and state wages, and more. It includes videos describing specific jobs in the field.

Career and Cluster Videos for Occupational Fields, CareerOneStop
Brief, narrated videos describing various career fields. Learn about the career field by watching it in action!

Explore Careers, CareerOneStop
A comprehensive source of occupational and economic information, including a “State Profile Search” for employment trends in each state.

My Skills, My Future, My Next Move , US Dept of Labor
Identifies careers that match previously held positions or jobs of interest and locates careers that use similar skills. A great way to explore potential careers.

Employment Trends and Labor Market Information

Employment Projections,U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
Current statistics and information regarding trends in employment and unemployment, prices and living conditions, compensation and working conditions, productivity and technology, and general employment projections. Lots of useful information for those who are currently beginning or changing careers.

State Occupations Projections
Occupational employment growth projections by state and the nation as a whole.  Employment growth projections are compared between and within states. Search by state and occupational fields.

State Profile, Career OnesStop
Labor and employment information by state; including demographic information. Search by occupational rankings, as well as education and training levels. View links to additional state labor market resources.

Compare Employment Trends by Occupation, Career InfoNet
A comprehensive source of occupational and economic information to help you make informed career decisions. Includes a “State Profile Search” for employment trends in each state.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly Online, CareerOne Stop
Contains multiple articles about finding, applying for and choosing jobs. Also covers new and emerging occupations.

Occupational Employment Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
Contains multiple articles about finding, applying for and choosing jobs. Also covers new and emerging occupations.