Career Exploration

Career Exploration 

Career exploration is a combination of learning about your personality and interests to find the perfect career field that fits you! Service learning, internships, volunteering, "shadow learning" and summer jobs in your chosen field will help one make a more informed decision. Interview people who work in the field, ask to spend a day with someone in the career field you are considering, or talk extensively with professors who teach in the major related to your career field.  

Career Assessments
  • FOCUS - A self-paced, online career and education planning tool. Access the Focus 2 page to register. (Access Code: sacproud)
       
  • Jung Typology Test™ -  A free personality test based on Carl Jung's and Isabel Briggs Myers' personality type theory. Access the Jung Typology Test ™

  • TypeFinder® Personality Test -  Assessments are based on the theory of sixteen personality types originally developed by Isabel Briggs Myers. Access the TypeFinder® Personality Test.  
Career Research

Career Coach:A user-friendly web-based tool, that provides real, local data about hiring trends, salary ranges, and the Alamo College programs which will get you to your intended career. (Career Coach)

Career Finder: Explore the 6 Alamo Institutes, plan your career path and find additional information on Admissions. (Career Finder)

The O*NET OnLine program : The nation's primary source of occupational information.  The database contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors! (O*NET OnLine)

Planning to be a Doctor? This site provides detailed career pathways to the following professions: Physician, Psychiatry, Dentistry, Veterinarian, Pharmacist, Chiropractor. (Doctorly.org)

Additional Resources:

Texas Reality Check

Texas Work Prep

U.S. Department of Labor

Green Careers and Degrees: Learn How To Become 

Green Career Guide

World Internships

Texas Workforce Commission