Explore Careers

ARE YOU FRUSTRATED? CONFUSED? LOST?

You can feel this way at any stage in your life.  Come for as many career and education consultations as you need.  Coaching, cheerleading, interest assessments, brainstorming, creative problem-solving, connections to resources — whatever you need to start you on your new path is available.

CAREER COUNSELING

Our FREE Walk-In Clinics provide individual consultation appointments with a nationally certified career counselor. Times and dates change weekly to accommodate different schedules. See our Calendar for times and dates.

WHAT CAREERS CAN I PREPARE FOR WITH A DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATE FROM SFCC?

Click here to link to our list of academic programs.  Each program page contains information about the classes required, how many credit hours are needed an possible careers. salaries, their anticipated growth and the outlook of a variety of professions.

CAREER INTEREST ASSESSMENT

SFCC recommends the online IDEAS Career Interest Assessment, which takes about 15-20 minutes. The assessment is immediately scored and we look at your top 4 interest areas.  IDEAS links your results directly to the Career Information System (CIS) web-based program that holds information about more than 500 occupations, uses the Peterson’s Guide to Colleges and Universities, State and U.S. Department of Labor wage and career projection data, as well as built-in interest assessments to help you discover your career direction.

Go to the Career Services office to learn how to use this program and to obtain a guest username and password.  This activity is also available 100% online for those who have registered in our Your New Job online database for off campus job postings.  Go to the Job Postings web page, linked in the right margin, to sign up.

Once you have a username and password for CIS, click here to login.

 

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES FOR CAREER EXPLORATION:

THE OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK

is published bi-annually and is now available as an online database for career information research through the U. S. Department of Labor. The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Go to http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ to learn about hundreds of occupations.

O*NET

is a great resource for information on careers, salaries, job growth, job tasks (which are great to populate resumes), education needed and much more: www.onetonline.org.  Type a career title in the Occupation Quick Search box in the upper right hand corner of the page to get a list of occupations related to your search term.