Advising Center

Advising puzzle 3“I know the major i'm pursuing, but am unsure of my career direction.”

This page can help you begin to explore career options for your major.

Choosing A Career

To begin exploring careers, go to MyPlan and click on the “Majors” tab (instructions to create a MyPlan account can be found here). Search for the major you’re interested in and explore the section entitled “What Careers Are Related”. It will break the careers down into two tiers: highly related and somewhat related. Click on the careers listed to learn more about them; including job descriptions, requirements, related careers and average salaries. For careers that grab your attention, use the Career Exploration Worksheet to gather characteristics you find appealing. This worksheet includes questions to consider as you’re comparing the careers you’ve listed. Also refer to “How Can I Investigate Career Options?” for other ideas that can help you to make a decision.

  • Other Resources To Help In Your Search [expand]

    • NMC Career Coach allows you to explore the job outlook for various careers and job postings in the local area, and find the level of education you'll need to be hired.
    • Occupational Outlook Handbook includes information on hundreds of occupations including job outlook, education and training, related occupations and salary ranges.
    • O*NET provides occupational information. A variety of search options are available including searching by keyword, industry and skill sets.
    • NMC Programs – this page lists program descriptions for degrees and certificates offered at NMC.
    • College Board – the “Major and Career Search” section will help you identify majors related to your career of interest.

Meet With An NMC Academic And Career Advisor

As always, if you have questions or aren’t sure how to proceed in the exploration process, we are here to help. These are big questions and you aren’t expected to figure them out alone. Contact us for an appointment.

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