HCC counselors assist current and prospective students through the process of exploring career options, gathering personal and occupational information, and making sound career decisions. Counselors assist students in the career decision making process using a variety of assessments including interest and personality inventories and work values questionnaires. There is a $25.00 charge for career assessment testing for individuals who are not currently enrolled at HCC; there are no testing charges for currently registered HCC students. Links to career information are provided below, allowing students to work independently exploring their interests, values, and abilities relative to the career choice process. An HCC Counselor, upon request, can assist students in viewing online references such as the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Join ED 110 – Career Decision Making, a one credit hour course that provides individuals with the knowledge they need to make an informed career choice. The skills acquired in the course can be applied throughout our careers, in the event we choose – or are confronted with – a career change. In the course, students analyze their interests, values and abilities as they relate to careers. Combining this self-knowledge with current and future occupational data, individuals develop informed career options.
Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided.
To take the Strong Interest Inventory, click on the link listed above. To obtain login information, contact an HCC counselor at 620-665-3377. After completing the inventory an HCC counselor will schedule a follow-up appointment to review your results.
The O*Net has information on knowledge, skills and abilities which are needed in different occupations. The database provides Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers. Occupational data is available at both the National and State levels.
My Next Move is a free, comprehensive, Internet-based education and career interests, skills and values assessment tool which gives access to career planning resources needed to prepare for lifetime careers. Users can search careers using key words, browse careers by industry, and connect their personal interests with career areas.
MyPlan.com is a free resource that helps students and professionals plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers. Whether you’re deciding on what college to go to, choosing a major, planning ahead for your first career, or thinking about making a career change, MyPlan.com can help you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what’s right for you.
Inside Jobs has developed a website where students can explore what career opportunities exist and learn what paths can take them there.
ACT offers this program which combines career exploration with a database of the skills required in more than 1400 American occupations.
This Bureau of Labor Statistics website helps students quickly make a link between their interests and a career. Career information includes what a job involves, how to prepare for this occupation, salary, related fields, and job outlook.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides a variety of information such as salary, educational requirements, and a job outlook.
This site provides basic career information, a list of occupations a person with a particular major can pursue, and assistance on finding a job, creating a resume, or preparing for a job interview.
ExploreHealthCareers.org is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website that gives students (and educators) a reliable, comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions.
BrainTrack is a directory of the world's universities and colleges. It indexes and contains information about universities, polytechnics, colleges and other higher educational institutions from over 190 countries. BrainTrack is the oldest and largest index of universities and colleges on the Internet, since 1996. It is produced and maintained by FutureMeld LLC.
This is a search tool that assists with choosing colleges and careers.
This site has economic and employment projections from the government.
Labor market information for each state is available at this site.
Glassdoor is a career community where past and current employees have contributed over 5 million pieces of content on salary information, company reviews, and interview questions. Glassdoor has over 300,000 companies, in all industries, as well as over 15 million job and internship postings