Find a Rewarding Career That You Enjoy and Can Thrive At!
Sites to Research Careers
It is important to research career and occupation titles that look interesting to you to find out what these careers actually entail, get familiar with the requirements and training essential for success in the field, and to understand the occupational outlook to know whether this occupation is growing or in decline. As you do your research, consider how these careers best match your personality, interests, skills, values, and lifestyle requirements.
Ventura College offers a Career Exploration Program called Eureka. This program offers career exploration, career assessments and information on obtaining the skills you need for a new career. You can also locate colleges, universities, and trade schools that match your unique needs and career goals.
Step 1: Set up a user account. For first time users, visit Eureka and click Create Account.
Step 2: Under Student/Client, enter this User Site ID Code: ZJWNWCO
Step 3: Use the site ID code ONCE to create a new user account. Thereafter, the code is no longer needed.
California Career Zone
You can take four assessments on this site. The quick assessment allows you to indicate your top 3 interests and receive a list of occupations that match theses interests. If you want to go more in depth, select Interest Profiler to answer 60 questions about your interests and get similar results. The next two assessments, Skill Profiler and Work Importance Profiler will assess your skills and values and then match them with occupations.
California Career Cafe
The Career Café has career information including helping to identify your unique strengths and interests as well as research different career pathways.
Sites to Research Industries
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
The industry standard. The U.S. Department of Labor- Bureau of Labor Statistic’s compendium of information on hundreds of careers.
California Occupational Guides
The California version of OOH (above), the labor market information is specifically for jobs in CA.
Glassdoor.com gives you a free look at company salaries, reviews and interview questions at over 27,000 companies.
America's Career Infonet
A component of CareerOneStop, this site lists information regarding Occupation Profiles, Fastest-Growing, Most Openings, Largest Employment, Declining Employment, Highest-Paying, & Employment Trends by Industry and Occupation.