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Information on Major and Career Exploration
When contemplating a career or major, one of the first steps is to learn more about a field before selecting it as a final decision. Use resources to explore job qualifications, required education, job outlook, and compensation.
If you need help exploring your options, you may find the following services helpful:
Occupational Outlook Handbook
For hundreds of different types of jobs -- such as engineer, financial analyst, lawyer, and teacher -- the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you the training and education needed, earnings expected, job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.
State of MN: Career & Education Explorer
The Career and Education Explorer lets you explore a wide range of occupations and related education in a single easy-to-use online tool.
CAREERwise - Minnesota Job and Career Information
CAREERwise supplies specific career information for Minnesota including assessments, job seeker services, Minnesota schools for continuing education, and employment statistics.
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
Collegeboard.com: Explore Careers
Provides job descriptions, profiles, and requirements, employment outlook, and salary information for a variety of careers.
Career Development Center
Majors and Academics - St. Thomas Admissions
Alumni career fields, among other information, is provided to prospective and current students exploring majors at the University of St. Thomas.
What Can I Do With This Major?
Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. This resource is provided to UST through an agreement with the University of Tennessee.
Career Fields for My Major
Based on our annual First Destinations, the Career Center has profiled many of UST's majors and recent alumni. The reports detail what choices graduates made and illustrate that college majors rarely restrict their career or graduate school options.
First Destinations of Undergraduate Alumni - Career Development Center
First Destinations of Undergraduate Alumni is assembled annually in an effort to provide accurate and useful information about the post-graduation activities of our alumni including employment information and salary ranges.
Documents and Media
Documents, reports, and videos to help you along your career development path.
Career Development Seminars and Events of interest of St. Thomas students.
Career Center Blog
Blogging career and job search news to Tommies everywhere
CLICsearch book search
Results here are limited to books, ebooks, and book chapters.
Find Books on Majors & Career Exploration
The search box above will perform a basic keyword search. An advanced search will let you search by keyword, publication title, author, subject terms, or call number. Once you find a relevant book or two, look within those records for promising subject headings: click on one of them to perform a new search on that term to find more. Be sure to browse the shelves in the area where you find a promising book.
Sample search terms include: