Choosing a major or occupation is often one of the first career decisions you will encounter as you move through the career development process. The Career Center understands that this choice can be both exciting and challenging to navigate, so we have developed a variety of tools and services to help you evaluate your values, interests, and skills and make a career decision.
Explore Occupations Online
There are many resources available that can assist you in finding information about occupations. Information on salaries, job outlook, typical work duties, training and education required, and skills needed can be valuable when looking into particular occupations. Some of the resources available in The Career Center Library and online include: the Occupational Outlook Handbook, O*Net Online, New Guide for Occupational Exploration, VGM's Career Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. The library also has Computer Assisted Career Guidance (CACGs) programs including:
- SIGI3 (password-protected, see below)*
- FOCUS 2 (password-protected, see below)*
- SIGI3 and Focus2 Comparison
You may also access some resources over the Internet to get information about occupations that interest you, such as:
Other privately sponsored sites may also contain occupational information. When accessing these sites, be critical of the information and confirm that the source of the information is reliable. To access these resources or to get assistance deciding which resources would work best for you, come to The Career Center and speak to a Career Advisor.
*Password Protected: FSU students, staff and alumni should speak to a Career Center staff member for further instructions on obtaining a password.
- Career Advising
- Career Guides
- Match Major Sheets
- Academic Program Guide
- FSU Exploratory Major
- Academic Advisor Search
- Career Development Class (SDS 3340)
- Career Center Library Links