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Majors

COLLEGE MAJORS

Majors and Career Information (Rutgers) http://careerservices.rutgers.edu/CareerHandouts.html 

Kent State University http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/majors/  

Major Decisions (Penn State) http://www.psu.edu/dus/md/mdmisper.htm 

Major Resource Kits (University of Delaware) http://www.udel.edu/CSC/mrk.html 

Major to Career Converter http://6steps.monster.com/step1/careerconverter/ 

Majors/Careers Central http://www.collegeboard.com/student/csearch/majors_careers/index.html 

Prentice Hall Student Success http://www.prenhall.com/success/ 

Princeton Review www.princetonreview.com 

UCB Career Center  http://career.berkeley.edu/Major/Major.stm 

UCSD Career Center  http://career.ucsd.edu/ 

What Can I Do With A Major In? (University of N.C.) http://uncw.edu/career/WhatCanIDoWithaMajorIn.html

 

 

 

What Can I do with a Major in… (FSU)

This site from Florida State University provides a good list of sample occupations and work settings related to their majors, as well as links to professional organizations.  www.career.fsu.edu/..

What Can I do with a Major in… (KSU)

This site from Kansas State University provides career links by major for additional research.  www.k-state.edu/..

What Can I do with a Major in… (KU)

This site from Kansas University provides profiles of occupational possibilities by major, including skill characteristics and additional resource links.   www.ucc.ku.edu/..

What Can I do with a Major in… (MUOhio)

This site from Miami University, Ohio provides information on majors with corresponding lists of career opportunities.   www.cas.muohio.edu/..

What Can I do with a Major in… (NCSU)

This site from Northern Carolina State University provides excellent write-ups of what you can with several dozen different majors, including career profiles, internship recommendations and expected salaries figures.   www.ncsu.edu/..

 

 

What Can I do with a Major in… (UT)

This site from The University of Texas provides PDF datasheets on careers related to a short list of general majors.   www.utexas.edu/..

What Can I do with a Major in… (UTC)

This Flash application from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a clever and amusing interactive tool for determining which majors best fit your personality, interests and values.   www.utc.edu/..

Majors and Careers by interests

This site from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville provides insight into majors and careers based on interests.    career.utk.edu/..

Choosing a Major

Choosing a Major (FSU)

This site from Florida State University provides a multi-stage online workshop for assessing what majors best suit your needs, personality and ambitions.   www.career.fsu.edu/..

Choosing a Major (MU)

This site from The University of Missouri provides advice on choosing a major on the basis career planning. A well-organized career planning process steps you through the importance of choosing careers that match your interests, skills and values.   career.missouri.edu/..

Choosing a Major (Stanford)

Though difficult to read under Stanford crimson red, this site provides a brief guideline for selecting a major.   www.stanford.edu/..

Choosing a Major by Interests (IU)

This clever site from Indiana University suggests potential majors based on selected interests (such as Camping, Television, Culture, Animals, Politics, etc.).   www.indiana.edu/..

Choosing Your Major (JobWeb.com)

This good article from JobWeb.com walks you through 4 steps for selecting the perfect major.  www.jobweb.com/..

I Have to Pick a Major — Now What? (Monster.com)

This is good article from Monster.com that suggests steps for choosing a major, and also provides links to some additional resources.   content.monstertrak.monster.com/..

MyMajors.com

After creating a free account and logging in, this site walks you through a very long profile questionnaire that finally culminates in a top 6 list of recommended majors. A good idea in theory, but in order to even answer the questions, you need to tell them what subjects you’re interested in (and it’s no surprise when those subjects get reported back to you as possible majors).   www.mymajors.com

CAREER & EDUCATION (GENERAL FOCUS)

Army ROTC www.goarmy.com/rotc

Artist Resources www.artistresource.org

ASSIST http://www.assist.org

Bay Area Career Guide http://www.bacareerguide.org/home/

California Career Resource Network http://www.californiacareers.info/ 

CaliforniaColleges.edu http://www.californiacolleges.edu/default.asp

California Community Colleges www.cccco.edu

California Independent Colleges http://www.aiccu.edu/

California Job Journal www.jobjournal.com

CA Occupation Guides http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/cgi/career/?PAGEID=3&;

California State University http://www.calstate.edu and www.csumentor.edu

Career Info Net (career videos available) http://www.careerinfonet.org/ 

College Rankings (links) http://www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/rankings.htm

CollegeSource Online (catalogs) www.collegesource.org

Educational Credential Evaluators www.ece.org

Education Pays (Dept of Labor) http://www.bls.gov/emp/emped05.pdf

FHDA Community College District www.fhda.edu

Financial Aid www.finaid.com and www.fastweb.com and www.deanza.edu/financialaid

Graduate Programs www.gradschools.com 

Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/oco/

O*Net OnLine http://online.onetcenter.org/

Salary.com www.salary.com

SJSU Transfer Course Agreement Information http://artic.sjsu.edu

University of California – Pathways http://www.ucop.edu

U. S. Department of Education (Accreditation) http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/index.asp

U. S. Department of Labor http://www.bls.gov/

Western Association of School & Colleges (WASC) http://www.wascweb.org/

What Color Is Your Parachute? www.jobhuntersbible.com

Workforce Education (De Anza) www.deanza.edu/workforceed

 

CAREER & EDUCATION (SPECIFIC FOCUS) 

ACCOUNTANTS

California Society of Certified Public Accountants http://www.calcpa.org/home.htm

 

ANIMATION

Animation World Network http://awn.com/

ENGINEERING

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT & PUBLIC SAFETY

The Academy – Public Safety Training http://www.theacademy.ca.gov/ 

EMT Training Programs (California) http://www.emsa.ca.gov/para/emt_trng2.asp 

FBI Careers http://www.fbijobs.gov/

 

Officer.com http://www.officer.com/

San Jose Police Dept http://www.sjpd.org/

 

LAW SCHOOL

 

American Bar Association http://www.abanet.org/

How Becoming a Lawyer Works http://people.howstuffworks.com/becoming-a-lawyer.htm

Law School Admission Council http://www.lsac.org/

 

MBA INFORMATION

 

MBA (Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MBA

MBA Programs.org http://www.mbaprograms.org/

 

MEDICAL SCHOOL & RELATED

 

American Dental Association http://www.ada.org/

American Optometric Association http://www.aoa.org/

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry http://www.opted.org/default.cfm

American Veterinary Medical Association http://www.avma.org/

Association of American Medical Colleges http://www.aamc.org/

Board of Registered Nursing (CA) http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/rnprograms.shtml

How Becoming A Doctor Works http://people.howstuffworks.com/becoming-a-doctor.htm

Medical Education in the U.S. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_education_in_the_United_States

Medical School Admissions Information http://www.studentdoc.com/medical-school-admissions.html

 

PHYSICAL THERAPY INFORMATION 

American Physical Therapy Association http://www.apta.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home

Physical Therapy via US Dept. of Labor http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos080.htm

 

PHARMACY SCHOOL

 

American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists http://www.ashp.org/s_ashp/index.asp

Board of Pharmacy (CA) http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/licensing/personal_licenses.htm#pharmacist

Pharmacist via US Dept. of Labor http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos079.htm

Pharmacy Schools http://www.aacp.org/

 

TEACHER PREPARATION

 

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing www.ctc.ca.gov

Teach California http://www.teachcalifornia.org/

 

JOB SEARCH  

Cal Employment Development Department http://www.edd.ca.gov/eddhome.htm 

Cal Jobs www.caljobs.ca.gov 

Internship Programs www.internshipprograms.com 

Job Star www.jobstar.org 

Monster www.monster.com 

NOVA http://www.novaworks.org/ 

Opportunity Knocks www.opportunitynocs.org 

USA Jobs www.usajobs.opm.gov 

Volunteer www.volunteerinfo.org

Collegeboard offers

Reilly Guides publishes excellent information:

Arts & Entertainment

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
TV & Radio Broadcast Engineers 35% $32,900 33,550 12%
Audio-Video Technicians & Operators 35% $38,050 45,200 24%
Camera Operators 58% $41,670 19,270 12%
Film & Video Editors 58% $50,560 18,720 13%
Multimedia Designers 58% $56,330 31,500 26%
Sound Technicians 35% $47,490 16,600 9%
Music Directors And Composers 53% $41,270 9,120 13%
Musicians 53% * 47,030 10%
Photography Professionals 46% $29,440 61,670 10%
Public Relations Specialists 81% $51,280 240,610 18%

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Business And Administration

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
CPAs And Other Accountants 79% $59,430 1,133,580 18%
HR Managers 58% $96,130 60,980 11%
Benefits Specialists 56% $53,860 116,250 18%
Bookkeeping And Accounting Clerks 16% $32,510 1,855,010 13%
Budget Analysts 78% $65,320 62,630 7%
Buyers 42% $53,940 286,990 0%
Financial Advisors 81% $69,050 146,690 41%
Health Services Managers 57% $80,240 258,130 16%
Human Resources Specialists 56% $55,710 217,440 17%
Job Recruiters 56% $45,470 205,800 18%
Management Analysts 78% $73,570 535,850 22%
Market Research Analysts 82% $61,070 230,070 20%
Professional Economists 100% $83,590 12,600 8%
Salary And Benefits Managers 58% $86,500 38,810 12%

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Counseling, Psychology, & Social Service

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Clinical Psychologists 99% $64,140 97,880 16%
Drug Abuse Counselors 73% $37,030 79,180 34%
Educational Counselors 73% $51,050 243,100 13%
Family Social Workers 77% $39,530 274,140 19%
Human Services Assistants 58% $27,280 332,880 34%
Marriage And Family Therapy Providers 73% $44,590 24,520 30%
Medical Social Workers 77% $45,650 131,730 24%
Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers 77% $37,210 131,010 30%
Mental Health Counselors 73% $36,810 104,650 30%
Professional Counselors 73% $39,930 29,980 17%
Professional Social Service Managers 72% $55,980 117,150 25%
Public And Private Social Workers 77% $46,220 68,230 18%
Rehab Counselors 73% $30,930 112,700 23%

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Computer And Software

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Computer Scientists 68% $97,970 26,610 22%
Computer Specialists 68% $75,150 191,780 15%
Computer Support Technicians 43% $43,450 545,520 13%
Computer Systems Analysts 68% $75,500 489,890 29%
Data Network Administrators 50% $66,310 327,850 27%
Database Administrators 72% $69,740 115,770 29%
Networking Analysts 57% $71,100 230,410 53%
Software Application Engineers 85% $85,430 494,160 45%
Software Programmers 73% $69,620 394,230 -3%
System SW Engineers 85% $92,430 381,830 28%

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Construction Service

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Construction Equip Operators 3% $39,270 398,910 8%
Electricians 7% $46,420 633,010 7%
Plumbers 4% $45,640 437,540 11%

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Design

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Clothing Designer 55% $61,160 16,920 5%
Floral Layout Designers 55% $23,230 57,500 -8%
Graphic Design Specialists 55% $42,400 209,290 10%
Interior Designers 55% $44,950 53,290 20%
Product Displayers 55% $25,940 63,320 11%

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Education

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
College And University Administrators 78% $80,670 97,410 14%
Elementary And Secondary Education Administrators 78% $83,880 219,100 8%
Elementary School Teachers 95% $49,330 1,544,270 14%
High School Special Education Teachers 87% $51,340 147,210 9%
High School Teachers 96% $51,180 1,090,490 6%
Junior High School Vocation Teachers 95% $47,870 15,720 -4%
Middle School Special Ed Teachers 87% $50,810 100,650 16%
Middle School Teachers 95% $49,700 661,820 11%
Pre-School Teachers 43% $23,870 392,170 26%
Secondary School Vocation Teachers 96% $51,580 99,800 -4%
Teaching Assistants 18% $22,200 1,266,900 10%

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Engine Repair And Maintenance

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Aircraft Maintenance Technicians 11% $51,390 116,310 11%
Auto Mechanics 4% $35,100 649,460 14%
Automotive Body Repairers 3% $37,040 147,200 12%
Bus And Truck Service Technicians 3% $39,390 248,620 12%
Diesel Mechanics 3% $42,820 125,930 12%
Marine Service Technicians 5% $34,520 19,640 19%
Motorcycle Service Technicians 5% $31,360 16,850 13%
Recreational Vehicle Service Techs 6% $31,480 13,400 18%
Small Engine Mechanics 5% $28,920 26,440 6%

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Engineering And Architecture

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Landscape Architects 88% $58,960 21,130 16%

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Food Services

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Cafeteria Cooks 5% $22,210 370,920 11%
Chefs And Lead Cooks 14% $38,770 98,040 8%
Food Cooks 5% $23,060 17,340 3%
Food Preparation Workers 7% $18,630 880,480 15%
Food Services Managers 24% $46,320 196,080 5%
Hosts And Hostesses 17% $17,510 349,990 10%
Industrial And Other Bakers 8% $23,290 141,130 10%
Restaurant Cooks 5% $21,990 899,620 12%
Short Order Food Preparers 5% $19,260 168,770 5%

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Installation And Repair

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
HVAC Technicians 3% $39,680 261,610 9%
Home Appliance Repairers 7% $33,910 37,300 2%
Locksmiths 0% $34,460 18,500 22%
Medical Equipment Repair Technicians 15% $41,520 34,260 22%
Telephone Line Technicians 8% $48,090 168,050 5%

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Law And Legal Clerical

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Attorneys 99% $110,590 553,690 11%
Legal Assistants And Paralegals 45% $46,120 253,040 22%
Legal Secretaries 18% $39,860 257,810 12%
Stenotype Reporter 38% $49,710 17,930 25%

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Management And Supervisory

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Business Managers 55% $90,230 365,460 7%
Non-Retail Sales Clerk Supervisors 38% $68,100 275,390 4%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation And Serving Worker 14% $28,970 805,360 11%

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Medical Office

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Health Information Technicians 12% $30,610 168,650 18%
Medical Admin Assistants 18% $29,680 454,500 17%
Medical Transcriptionists 10% $32,060 86,200 14%

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Medical Technologists, Technicians, And Assistants

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
EMTs 14% $29,330 207,610 19%
Cardiovascular Technologists 25% $47,010 48,040 26%
Dental Hygiene Techs 33% $66,570 173,090 30%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 12% $34,170 42,640 4%
Dentist Assistants 9% $32,380 293,090 29%
Dietitians 72% $50,590 53,630 9%
Home Health Aides 7% $20,460 892,410 49%
Medical Assistants 10% $28,300 475,950 35%
Medical And Clinical Lab Technologists 51% $53,500 166,510 12%
Medical Lab Technicians 51% $35,380 149,670 15%
Ophthalmic Lab Techs 12% $27,210 32,930 7%
Pharmacy Assistants 10% $20,100 53,190 -10%
Pharmacy Technicians 16% $27,710 324,110 32%
Professional Respiratory Therapists 28% $52,200 103,870 23%
Radiation Therapists 42% $72,910 14,850 25%
Radiologic Technologists 25% $52,210 208,570 15%
Recreational Therapy Providers 77% $38,370 22,510 4%
Respiratory Therapy Techs 16% $42,430 16,210 1%
Sonographers 25% $61,980 48,920 19%
Surgical Technologists 16% $38,740 89,600 25%

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Nursing

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
LPN Nurses 7% $39,030 730,500 14%
RNs 56% $62,450 2,542,760 24%
Nursing Aides And Attendants 7% $23,850 1,422,720 18%

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Office Support

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Admin Assistants 18% $29,050 1,872,070 1%
Administrative Support Specialists 18% $40,030 1,491,520 15%
General Office Workers 19% $25,320 2,906,600 13%
Insurance Clerks 22% $33,100 237,800 0%
Office And Administrative Support Workers 32% $29,320 272,190 -8%

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Natural & Physical Science

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Professional Foresters 86% $53,750 10,160 5%

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Police And Correctional

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Correctional Officers And Jailers 11% $38,380 428,040 17%
Detectives And Criminal Investigators 54% $60,910 104,480 17%
Private Detectives 52% $41,760 35,820 18%

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Production (Machine & Tool)

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Brazing And Welding Machine Operators 2% $31,610 51,840 3%
Machinists 3% $36,210 419,070 -2%
Welding And Brazing Workers 2% $33,560 392,520 5%

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Sales

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Property Sales Brokers 45% $57,500 51,390 11%
Real Estate Sales Agents 45% $40,150 164,080 11%
Retail Sales Supervisors 25% $35,310 1,186,270 4%

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Personal Services

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Cosmetologists 10% $19,670 51,590 28%
Hair Shampooers 10% $17,300 15,570 13%
Hairdressers And Cosmetologists 6% $23,140 355,990 12%
Barbers (Men’s Hair Cutters) 4% $24,050 10,330 1%

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Technicians and Drafters

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Civil Drafters 25% $44,490 114,910 6%
Drafters 25% $44,930 20,720 11%
Electronics And Electrical Drafters 25% $51,320 32,710 4%
Forensic Technician 46% $49,860 11,990 31%
Forest And Conservation Technicians 46% $32,000 30,850 -1%
Mechanical Drafting Technicians 25% $46,640 77,070 5%
Tech Writers 74% $61,620 47,460 20%

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Therapy And Fitness

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Fitness Trainers And Instructors 47% $29,210 229,030 27%
Occupational Therapists 90% $66,780 94,800 23%
Physical Therapist Aides 23% $23,760 44,410 24%
Physical Therapy Assistants 23% $46,140 61,820 32%
Professional Massage Therapists 32% $34,900 51,250 20%
Professional Physical Therapists 89% $72,790 167,300 27%

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Transportation Specialist

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Delivery Truck Drivers 4% $27,610 908,960 8%
Truck Drivers 4% $37,270 1,672,580 10%

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Travel And Hospitality

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Hotel And Motel Managers 45% $45,800 32,460 12%
Meeting Planners 67% $44,260 47,960 20%
Travel Agents 26% $30,570 86,420 1%

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Veterinary Technicians & Assistants

Career Degree Holders Avg. Wage Employee Count Growth in Jobs, 2006-2016
Vet Assistants 10% $21,210 71,950 16%
Vet Technicians 16% $28,900 78,920 41%
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