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Career Development

Jefferson College 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 time to explore these resources!

For additional information or for one-on-one career advising, please contact Employment Services via email at, or call the Workforce & Employment Services Office at (636)481-3144.

Personality Assessments

A large piece of figuring out what you want to do for a career is really making sure you understand yourself! The assessments below can help to point out your strongest personality traits, values, and skills that you already possess. We recommend starting here if you are feeling VERY undecided!

This assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete and will give you a description of who you are and why you may do things the way that you do.

Enneagram Personality Test
According to the Enneagram, each of the nine personality types is defined by a particular core belief about how the world works. This core belief drives your deepest motivations and fears — and fundamentally shapes a person's worldview and the perspective through which they see the world and the people around them.

DiSC Personality Assessment
The DISC assessment is a measure of interpersonal behavior that is often used in workplace settings. It classifies how we interact in terms of four personality styles: Drive, Influence, Support, and Clarity.

Keirsey 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 Assessments

These assessments will specifically match you with majors, degrees, and career paths based on your answers. We recommend starting here if you are feeling as though you have a general direction of what you want to do in a career!

Take this 15 minute assessment to find which Jefferson College Majors match your interests. 

Create an account to take up to five self-assessments and identify your academic strengths. Learn what you can do with your Jefferson College degree and take an assessment to determine how career-ready you are. To register use the key: Jefferson. 

This assessment has you reflect on your past experiences and future goals to help match you to a path that could be right for you based on your strengths, personality, and interests. It will match you with both degrees and careers.

Holland Codes
This free career quiz uses the scientific Holland Code model to show you which jobs will suit your interests, talents, and aptitude. Get scores for 6 major job areas to guide your career planning.

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

If you are thinking you feel pretty confident in anything you've matched with, or are just wanting to simply research different career paths on your own, any of the following resources are a great start!

Career One Stop
Learn about different careers, find career information, locate career resources and educational opportunities. helps you identify occupations by major.

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.

Missouri Connections
Create a personal account, called a portfolio, to save and manage personal career plans and access more CIS tools. Organize your career research, goals, and plans in your personal portfolio. Save information including favorite pages and results from career assessments. Build a resume, save important job search documents, and track workshops and training you've completed.

My Next Move
An easy to use website to explore careers, search for careers by industry and take a Career Interest Assessment.
The State of Missouri offers many resources for career planning, career exploration and job search.

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

Resources by Industry


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