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Career Development

Jefferson College's Office of Enrollment Services provides career advising for students.  The resources below will assist you in identifying appropriate career paths for you, learn more about various career paths and link various academic majors with careers.  If you are undecided about your major, or simply want to learn more about careers/occupations, please take some to to explore these resources.  For additional information or for one-on-one career advising, please contact:
    Stacey Wilson, Enrollment Specialist
    (636) 481-3211 or (636) 797-3000 ext. 3211
    swilso11@jeffco.edu

CAREER ASSESSMENTS

Choices is a resource which allows you to complete a career interest assessment to determine what types of professions best fit your personality.  Information on occupations, salaries,  post-secondary schools and programs, job search advice and scholarship opportunities.  By creating your portfolio in Choices, your work will be saved for future reference.  To start your Choices portfolio:
  • go to http://access.bridges.com/auth/login.do?market=adult
  • click on "create a new portfolio"
  • enter site ID: 0108963 and password: jeffco
  • continue to set up your portfolio 
 Once completed, you can take the Career Interest Inventory, Work Values Sorter and many other useful tools Choices offers.

My Next Move
An easy to use website to explore careers, search for careers by industry and take a Career Interest Assessment.

Keirsy Temperament Sorter
Answer questions to determine your personality and what occupations/industries are a good match for your personality.  There is no charge and everyone who completes the questionnaire receives a free temperament description.

Career Interests Game
Created by University of Missouri - Columbia, this is a game designed to help you match your interests and skills with similar careers. It can help you begin thinking about how your personality will fit in with specific work environments and careers.

OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH/RESOURCES

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a publication of the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics that includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings, and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations.  

O*NET Online
The O*NET Interest Profiler (IP) is a self-assessment career exploration tool that can help you discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting.  Students identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to themselves, then use your interest results to explore the world of work.

Career One Stop
Learn about different careers, find career information, locate career resources and educational opportunities. 

MERIC
Missouri Economic Research and Information Center reports industry and occupational employment projections.

St. Louis Area Top 50 Occupations Projected Through 2018

MATCHING MAJORS TO CAREERS

The following websites help you identify what occupations your degree may lead to:

MyMajor.com
MyPlan.com

RESOURCES BY INDUSTRY

Medical Careers
Art Careers
Careers in Social Work
Green Careers
Science Careers