Professional Black male working on graphs and chartsExplore Careers and Majors

Find the right career for me

Choosing a major or career path is an exciting opportunity for you! DVC Career Services has collected a few of our favorite online resources for you to explore and as you make these important decisions. These resources offer different tools to help you consider things like what is most important to you, what you like doing, how your strengths can help you figure out what career might be a good fit for you. 

We invite you to check out the links below. And, we're here to chat with you about what you discover or if you have any questions! So stop by our Career and Transfer Center, connect with us through live chat on our home page, or schedule an appointment.

I want to research different careers or majors...

What Can I Do With This Major...?

Use this resource to see a list of the 80 majors outlined on the site. Click on any major title to access information and links. The information outlines common career areas students enter with this major, typical employers that hire students in this field and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Understand that the areas and websites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and are not an exhaustive list. The websites included in the links section provide additional information about each major and the occupations commonly associated with it. Research links within four categories: Professional Associations, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Miscellaneous Career Sites and Job Postings.

Career Coach

Career Coach is a district-run website that allows you to find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Career Coach also shows detailed information about the various occupations available.

O*NET OnLine

Welcome to your tool for career exploration and job analysis! O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

California Labor Market Information

The EDD promotes California's economic health by providing information to help people understand California's economy and make informed labor market choices.

Learn How to Become

Learn How to Become is a website that allows you to have an insight in the details of the different jobs out there. You are also able to search degrees and major paths according to the field in which you want to work in. The website also has a plethora of guidebooks filled with tips and advice for resume, interview, job searching. 

I want to learn more about how my skills and interests can connect to my career & major... 

Eureka

As this dynamic and volatile labor market changes before our very eyes, those of us who are job seekers, students, parents, educators, or members of the general adult population are more empowered when we have a perspective of who we are and where we want to fit in this rapidly changing economy. EUREKA.org can prove to be a great assist in this effort! Explore more than 3,000 career references which include descriptions, related careers, and specialty occupations. Our databases cover careers from the certificate level through those requiring a postgraduate degree. "EUREKA is a Goldmine of Career Information". (Please use code OS2PERV to create your free account.)

My Next Move

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

California Career Cafe

A virtual career center for California Community College students that offers insights and tools to help identify career decisions.

California Career Zone

California Career Zone is a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Jobseekers, educators, and counselors will also benefit from the wealth of information on 900 occupations from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net) database.

Users are encouraged to work through the Interest Profiler, Work Importance Profiler, and Assess Yourself assessment based on the Holland Codes for self-exploration. Comprehensive information on 900 occupations includes state specific wages, worker attributes, job characteristics, and much more. There are 300 career videos that give users a snap shot of the featured occupation. Job openings on Job Central are easily accessible within each occupations profile. Please continue on investigating from the Resource link where other useful resources are listed.

Who Do You Want 2B

This site includes Information on California high school and community college courses, career options, and financial assistance. It will help you make decisions about the right courses to take in high school and community college so that you have the opportunity to turn that passion of yours into a great job and a great future.

I want to take a Career Counseling Class...
Each semester DVC offers some or all of the following courses:

CARER-110 Career and Life Planning - 3 units

In this course students will learn research strategies to make effective career and major choices, using a variety of techniques to find, retrieve, and evaluate career planning information. Utilizing career assessments, students will identify their preferred work values, interests, skills and personality traits. Research will then focus on the exploration of labor market needs, educational and employment requirements, and career ladders within given professions resulting in an effective educational and job search plan. This course will develop psychological "soft skills" in the domain of human relations: interpersonal communication, self-esteem and professional confidence, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and effective collaboration in term-building skills. CSU

CARER-120 Career Assessment - 1 unit

This course is designed to promote self-awareness through the administration of career assessments, discussion and interpretation of interests, aptitude, personality and values assessments. Various career assessment inventories will be used as a starting point in the career exploration process. Recommended for people changing careers and/or re-entering the workforce. CSU

CARER-130 Career and Major Exploration - 1 unit

This course is designed for students who are undecided about their career and/or educational goals. It includes an introduction to the basic career planning process and computerized information systems that aid in the research of occupational and college major options. CSU

CARER-140 Job Search Strategies - 1 unit

This course prepares students for the employment search process including identification of goals and job skills, how to complete an application, traditional and electronic cover letters and resumes, interviewing techniques, job market research and overview of employee and employer rights. Students will identify and discuss the employability skills most commonly sought by employers. CSU

CARER-170 Career Transitions - 1 unit

This course provides a theoretical and practical basis for the student to define and plan individual career/life goals. Lecture and discussions will analyze the processes involved in making informed career decisions as well as effective strategies for determining career goals. Students will also identify and discuss the employability skills most commonly sought by employers. CSU