Online Career Planning Resources
SC Personal Pathways College & Career Planning System (Kuder)
An innovative on-line resource available 24/7 from any Internet connection! Complete assessments of your vocational interests, skills and work values; compare results with matches from a database of over 2,000 real-world occupational biographies. Begin by contacting Counseling & Career Services to receive free required “batch codes,” then simply follow the step-by-step instructions.
Click on “Occupation Information” and select your current or projected education level (e.g., associate’s degree) to find information on fastest growing occupations, jobs with the most openings, etc. This excellent resource provided by the U.S. Department of Labor also offers state data on wages, employment trends, industry trends, etc.
Locate in-demand occupations, emerging occupations, and occupations that are important to the U.S. economy.
Occupational data in this U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site can be accessed by keyword searches (click on “Search the Handbook” near top-right of page) or by using the extensive job index (click on “A-Z Index” near top-center of page). Available information includes descriptions of working conditions, educational and training requirements, career trend outlooks, earnings data, and excellent sources of additional information.
U.S. Department of Defense site designed to present opportunities and benefits available to military personnel today.
Use the “Salary Wizard” to determine median expected base salary for a particular job in a specific location; also includes information on benefits and bonuses. Extensive listing of job titles, with brief descriptions available to help in selecting the most accurate category.
Another U.S. Department of Labor occupational information site. Includes links to excellent resources for individuals with disabilities (click "job accommodations" near bottom of page).