University of Houston-Victoria

Career Services

Explore Career Possibilities

We'd like to recommend the following resources:

  • What Can I Do With This Major? allows you to explore academic majors and career paths associated with each and provides links to professional associations, job search sites, and other valuable career information related to each major.

  • O*NET OnLine is a tool provided to you for career exploration and job analysis. It contains detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.

  • My Next Move is similar to O*NET OnLine and contains detailed job descriptions of different job occupations.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by U. S. Department of Labor, provides career information such as the nature of work, salary, requirements and qualifications, and projected job outlook and much more. The Handbook is updated every 2 years.

  • CareerOneStop explores information on various occupations. This site also provides a multitude of links to general career sites, assessment and counseling services, education and financial aid information, national and state career sites, and much more.

Some field specific resources for career exploration include the following:

  • Criminal Justice USA contains job descriptions for criminal justice careers.

  • EducationUSA is a global network of more than 450 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. EducationUSA centers actively promote United States higher education around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, objective and timely information about educational opportunities in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities.

  • JobStar presents links to informative sites dealing with specific careers.

  • How to Become a Police Officer provides a guide on becoming a police officer in a number of cities in all states.