Career exploration web sites are online tools that help users search for careers and career information. Users can search careers by keyword or search by area of interest and learn about skills and educational requirement needed. Through some of these sites, the user can connect directly to job openings posted online.
My Next Move
New to the world of work, or just looking for a change? Try My Next Move! This site lets you search for careers by keyword or browse by industry. Really not sure what you want to do? Try the Interest Profiler to find out the careers that are related to what you like to do. Also available:
Sites maintained by the National Center for O*Net Development, for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Find new careers that use the skills and knowledge you already have. Whether you have lost a job or are just looking for a new one, this site matches the skills from your current or a previous job to new career opportunities.
Site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. mySkills myFuture is a CareerOneStop website. For more on CareerOneStop, go to www.careeronestop.org
Thinking about going to college but not sure where to start? College Navigator can help! This application lets you search for colleges throughout the U.S. by name, major, degree, location, as well as other criteria. You can build a list of schools that fit your requirements, compare them side-by-side, and save the results.
Site sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.
Career OneStop helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. The site features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support talent development in today's fast-paced global marketplace.
Through Career OneStop, an individual can access information on occupations that require licensing, by all states and by federal agencies. The Licensed Occupations page can be accessed directly at www.careerinfonet.org/licensedoccupations/. This data is gathered in each state by the Labor Market Information units.
Site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
Virtual Career Network – Healthcare
Find new careers in Healthcare and learn about the qualifications needed. This site contain a step-by-step guidance to how to become qualified for a healthcare career (requirements, certifications and licenses) and can connect the user to training providers available in selected locations. The user can also access current online job openings in the healthcare field, searchable by zip code. Finally, through this portal, the user can access free online courses either produced by the Virtual Career Network – Healthcare or link to other free online courses provided by nonprofit educational providers and major universities.
The VCN Healthcare initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration under the leadership of the American Association of Community Colleges