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Career Services - Researching Careers

Investigating the world of work is a crucial step as you begin to decide on a career. You need to explore career areas of interest for a number of reasons:

  • First, unless you are already an expert in the career area, you do not know enough to make an educated decision.
  • Second, you cannot decide to pursue a career that you don’t know exists.  
  • Third, by researching areas of interest, you can find which occupations match your interests, values, skills, and personality.  You also can learn if the career area is simply a “bad fit.”

Career Services’ career counselors will be glad to help you locate and use resources to learn about careers. As you begin your search, you should be aware of all the ways you can obtain career information.
Explore Career Services' Researching Careers page.

Three ways to explore your options:

Explore Career's in the Oakton Library databases

Use your Oakton username and password to login from off campus computers.