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Resources for Undecided Majors: Websites

Are you having trouble deciding on a discipline? This guide will put you in contact with resources that can help you make that decision.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

"What do dietitians get paid?"

"If I become a historian, what are my chances of finding a good job?"

"What do maxillofacial surgeons do?"

"I want to be a special ed teacher, but I don't how what training I need --- or where to get it."

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook lists summaries, average salaries, and growth projections for hundreds of occupations. For all of the above questions, as well as all your other job- and career-related queries, the Occupational Outlook Handbook should be your first stop.

Career Exploration Tools

All of the tools listed below are free. If you find a career aptitude test that you would like to take, but it isn't free, we encourage you to contact the Career Services office to see if they have access to a free or reduced-cost version of that test.

"The O*NET Interest Profiler is a self-assessment career exploration tool that can help clients discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting. Clients identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to themselves. They can use their interest results to explore the world of work."

The Princeton Review Career Quiz sorts you into "style" and "interest" categories, then lists jobs that align with your designation.

Oprah Magazine's career aptitude tests, developed by the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation, can help you explore your strengths and inclinations.

Where to Go for Help

The Career Services office is there to help you format cover letters, practice interviews, formulate your job search, explore your career aptitude, and much more. You can reach their office at careerservices@oakwood.edu or (256) 726-7134.

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