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Career and Job Research: Researching Careers

This guide is intended to provide suggestions to get you started researching careers and jobs.

Highline College Career and Student Employment

Who Are You?

Highline College Career Coach

Highline's Free Online Career Tool

  1. Watch the intro video on the Career Coach start page.
  2. Enter your desired career field or degree.
  3. Click on the job titles or programs that interest you.
  4. Don’t forget to create your resume!

Which Career and Why?

Things you might want to know before choosing a career:

  • How much money will I make?
  • Can I get this job in Washington?
  • How much school will I have to complete?
  • Do I need to take lots of math classes?

The sources in this LibGuide will help you answer these kinds of questions. You can also find more information on your career journey from the Orange County Career Cafe (linked below).

Websites and Databases with Career Information

Association Websites

Professional associations are organizations that support members of a certain profession. An association helps members of specific field keep current, develop themselves professionally, and come together to discuss important issues in their profession.

An association's web site is a great place to learn about a potential career. Use Google to find an association web site for your profession. Search with your profession name and association (example: librarian association).

Google Web Search

Books from the Library