To help students and their families make important decisions about investing time and money in a college education, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, through Salary Surfer, is providing comparative information about the earnings of recent California community college graduates who received an award in a specific program of study.
Salary Surfer uses the aggregated earnings of graduates from a five-year period to provide an estimate on the potential wages to be earned two and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines. This tool also provides information on which colleges offer programs in those specific disciplines.
Salary Surfer does not contain information about wages earned by community college students who transfer to a four-year institution.
The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do.
The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.
Self-Assessments can help you know yourself better. And knowing yourself better can help you choose a satisfying job or occupational field to explore.
The California Career Center (CalCC) is your career planning website with tools to help you map your future, whether looking ahead to college, apprenticeship, the military or other options. CalCC is focused on resources for students but also contains resources for counselors, parents, teachers, in short, anyone interested in developing the career self-management skills necessary in today’s world of work.
The official source for college and career planning in California.
The Career Café has career information including career assessments to identify your unique strengths, talents, and styles.
Career Websites / Resources Handout
List of links to great Career Development and Career Exploration resources.
Sacramento Works Youth Programs Serve All Youth Ages 14-21. Youth Specialists provide job search assistance, links to community resources, career development workshops, resume writing, interview skills, and access to information on education and employment opportunities.
A union apprenticeship is an excellent career choice if you like to work with your hands.
Provides individuals and organizations with one central location to find current, detailed information about which jobs are in high demand in the Sacramento Region, how much they pay, what type of education or training is recommended, and where you can go to get it.
“Discover a career you’ll love.”
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.
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!
Math and science related career videos.