What do I want to do when I grow up (no matter what age I am)?
Information for planning and goal setting guidance
- O*NET database, Information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. Information from this database forms O*NET Online, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides tools for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook Research current information on career fields.
- What Can I Do With This Major Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers.
- Academic Invest Figure out not only what you can do with your degree, but explore hundreds of career options, search for current jobs in your chosen career field, and even find scholarships related to your major.
- Virginia job outlook, average salaries and career information
- Research in demand careers
- Research types of Green Careers
- https://www.collegedegreesonline.com/highest-paid-careers – “The Top 10 Highest Paid Careers”
- Nursing Career Information: https://www.registerednursing.org/nursing-careers/#top
Who am I? What do I want? Where am I going? How will I get there?
Where do I start??
Like any major decision, selecting a career involves a lot of fact finding. Take time to understand yourself and your personality. In addition, consider: Talking with people you know, hold Informational Interviews with Employers, research Professional Societies, trade groups and labor unions. Use the Library. Meet with an LFCC Career Services Advisor. You should assess career guidance materials carefully.
- Personality test based on Myers-Briggs typology
- Jungian Cognitive Functions and Personality Dichotomies– free personality type test
- Personality testing based on Holland Codes
- Guide to Assessments
- Career Counseling Guide – Information if you are seeking a career in Counseling
- Virginia Education Wizard Complete the Interest, Values and Skills assessments.
- Career Exploration tools: For Students and Job Seekers to Assess yourself, Create Career Goals, Explore Education and Training needs, Gain skills, make a Job search plan, and manage your career.
- Finding Your Career Passion Tutorial This free tutorial is all about self-discovery, life planning, and choosing an ideal career — wherever you are in life, from student to post-retirement
- Color Quiz is a free personality test based on research by color psychologists
- Virginia Employment Commission and Virginia Workforce Connections