Career Center

Research Careers

You will likely change careers several times in your lifetime. career research

How successful you'll be in making transitions among careers can at least be partially attributed to your career research and preparation.

It's critical to conduct research into careers that interest you. Research maximizes your chances of finding a career in which you will thrive, and which will be grateful to have you.

Career research involves leveraging online and offline resources.

We suggest:

Internet Resources

  • - an easy to use website that helps students explore careers and land a job. The video library hosts thousands of informational interview clips with industry professionals sharing their career experiences. It also includes "Career Advice" topics such as resume writing, interviewing, networking, etc.
  • 50 Highest-Paying College Majors — Article by Glassdoor.
  • Buzzfile - National database of top employers by major.
  • Career Planning Workbook - The Minnesota State Career Planning Workbook provides activities to help students focus on their job search.
  • CareerOneStop — U.S. Department of Labor; career exploration, training and jobs.
  • CAREERwise Education — Careers and educational choices in Minnesota.
  • Department of Employment and Economic Development — Information to help Minnesota Job seekers make informed decisions.
  • Green Career Guide - Explore the nation’s top green careers and the road map to landing one.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook — Definitive source of occupational information in the United States.
  • O*NET — Attributes and characteristics of most occupations.
  • TED Talks — Talks to help you find the right job.

Careers with Special Populations