Resources

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    Texas Career Check is an excellent tool for exploring careers and also gathering information on educational institutions. It allows you to collect career information and data by researching occupation titles, career clusters, Foundation High School Program endorsement areas, or keywords. You can also research any college or university in the U.S. by searching institution names, states or programs of study.

    Check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics if you're looking for a job or wondering how much money you will make in a particular field. This is a guide to career information covering hundreds of occupations. An excellent resource for students looking for information about various career fields.

    Interested in a job in the Medical and Health Care fields? Texas H.O.T. Jobs offers a search for career opportunities in the Health Care fields in the State of Texas. Information such a salary, outlook, and length of training are easy to find. Go to http://www.texashotjobs.org/ to begin searching now. 
     
    CareerOneStop (www.CareerOneStop.org) is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.
     
    Use the Skills Profiler to create a list of your skills and match them to job types that use those skills. When your skills profile is complete, you can print it or save it. Takes about 20 minutes.

    Take the O*NET Interest Profiler which can help you find out what your interests are and help you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.
     
    What can you do with your major? The UTSA Career Center offers a convenient search list that helps you connect majors with careers. For each major that interests you, choose either the PDF or HTML version to find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Choose 'Links' to find a list of websites that provide information about listed majors and related careers.
     
    A great reality game to play with your students (or with yourself) to see how much money you will need to earn to support yourself and your family in the lifestyle you hope to live. http://www.cdr.state.tx.us/RealityCheck