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Alpha Scholars

Career Exploration

Early career exploration helps students become aware of career paths that match their interests and field of study, plus the education and certification required to get them there. Faculty can:

  • Incorporate career research into current courses
  • Connect students to WCC's Career Advisors
  • Collaborate with the WCC Center for Career Success for tailored course support

WCC Center for Career Success

Career Exploration Websites

Occupational Outlook Handbook

In-depth career profiles from the Bureau of Labor Statistics cover hundreds of occupations, describing what they do, work environments, how to become one, current and projected pay and more. 

Search OOH for a specific career by entering the career in the "search handbook" box in the blue banner area of OOH.

Browse careers by using the left-side "Occupation Groups" menu or scroll down to find links to jobs under "highest paying," "fastest growing," "field of degree," and more. 

O*Net OnLine

U.S. Department of Labor tool for exploring career descriptions that include detailed work activities, required knowledge and skills, work style and values, credentials, wages and employment outlook, and more. 

Search for a specific career by entering a career in the "Occupation Quick Search" box at the top of the screen or "Occupation Search" in the middle of the screen. 

Browse careers by using the drop-down menus under "Find Occupations" (STEM, bright outlook, industry, etc.) or "Advanced Search" (abilities, work styles, technology skills, etc.)


CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.

Search for a specific career by clicking on "Explore Careers" and then searching in the "Search by Occupation" search box in the middle of the screen. 

Use the Toolkit link in the top menu to access the skills matcher, salary finder, interest assessment, and more.