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The Center for Career & Professional Development has a wealth of resources for helping you find out what kinds of jobs are out there and what you can do with your major and your interests.  We offer online resources as well a physical Career Library that is open during weekly office hours. 

 



Major Information

Use the links below to learn more about the career options available for your major.

• What Can I Do with This Major?
• Real Jobs for Real Majors

 

Career Information

Below are a variety of resources for various career fields. Don’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us for further help.

General Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook. Research careers and employment projections.

Becomopedia.com. Information on how to “become” a wide array of occupations (grouped by career field).

O*Net On-line. Research careers and employment projections; select skills and generate list of potential careers.

Schools In The USA: Career Profiles. Information on over 1000 different careers, including skills needed, job duties, average salaries, and job outlook.

The Princeton Review. Search career profiles and get information on careers related to your major.

 

Advertising

Advertising Educational Foundation. All you ever wanted to know about a career in advertising.

Anthropology and Sociology

American Anthropological Association. Information on career paths for anthropology majors.

American Sociological Association. Information on careers in sociology and job prospects for those with a BA in sociology.

An Essay on Careers: Anthropology. Information and case study videos on careers in forensic and cultural anthropology, and anthropologists working in economic and social development and in the corporate world.

Art

The Art Career Project. Information on a huge array of art and art-related careers.

Best Art Schools & Colleges. Information on specific art focuses, a search tool to find art schools, and typical timelines for art degrees at various education levels.

Business and Consulting

Business and Finance Career Resources. Huge list of business-related occupations with accompanying career information.

Careers-in-Business. Information on a wide array of business careers including accounting, finance, marketing, and more.

Education

Centre College Education Program FAQs. Frequently asked questions about Education at Centre College.

Education Professional Standards Board. Information about how to become certified to teach in Kentucky.

Teacher.org. Information about careers in education, including education and state requirements and other resources.

Environment/Sustainability

EnvironmentalScience.org. Information about careers in environmental science, including sustainability, environmental policy and planning, agricultural and forestry, and public health.

Student Conservation Association. National and community conservation information.

Finance

BeAnActuary.orgInformation for college students and career changers on the field, finding an internship and a job.

Financial Services Professionals: A Rewarding Profession. In-depth report, done by Monster.com, which explores careers in finance along with the trends, motivation and skills that drive the financial services field.

Investopedia: Financial Careers. Information on what it takes to get a career in finance and a wide variety of financial careers.

Government

Career OneStop. Want a career with the federal government? Match both your interests and skills to an exhaustive list of federal career opportunities.

Federal Careers. Information on federal government careers in areas such as art, biology, business, communications, computers/IT, environmental issues, foreign language, international relations, law, medicine, science, and more.

Health and Medicine

Careers in Medicine. All you need to know about careers in medicine from the American Medical Association.

Careers in Public Health. Comprehensive information about a wide range of careers in public health.

Doctorly.org. A resource that offers students help in planning for their future when pursuing a medical degree.

Health and Medical Career Center. Information on a huge array of careers in the health profession.

Health Information Careers. Information on career and credential paths for the health information field.

Health Management Careers. Make a difference…discover a career in healthcare management.

RegisteredNursing.org. Information on nursing career paths and programs by state.

Top Occupational Therapy. Information on occupational therapy careers, including OT program information and information by state.

History

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Information on careers in historic conservation.

American Historical Association. Information on a wide array of careers for history majors.

Language

Careers Using Languages. Gives overviews of multiple professions in languages, sponsored by ACTFL.

Lead with Languages. Information about careers using languages.

Law

American Bar Association. Read profiles of lawyers in every different field of law.

How to Become a Police Officer. Information about careers in the police force.

Legal Professional Development Center. Find out if the legal profession is right for you and get information on becoming a lawyer.

Math

American Mathematical Society. Profiles of recent grads in entry-level jobs in numerous career fields related to and using. math

Be An Actuary. Information for college students and career changers on the field, finding an internship and a job.

Centre College Math Department. Visit this website to see what Centre College mathematics majors have done.

Music

Music School Central. Information on more than 70 careers related to music.

Planning

American Planning Association. Information on careers in urban and city/regional planning.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Information on careers in urban planning.

Psychology

American Psychological Association. Provides definitions of and information on all of the specialties in the field of psychology.

Careers in Psychology. Information on a huge list of occupations in the field of psychology, broken into four categories: psychologists, counselors, therapists, and social workers.

The College Student’s Guide to Pre-Professional Psychology Opportunities. Information about how to prepare for a career in psychology.

Publishing and Journalism

Journalism Careers. Information on the types of journalism careers and how best to prepare for them.

BookJobs.com. Information on the types of publishing and company profiles for each type.

Public Relations

Public Relations Student Society of America. Information on careers in PR and skills needed for success in the field.

Science

American Institute of Biological Sciences. Information on careers in the biological sciences.

American Society for Microbiology. Information on the different types of careers available in the field of microbiology.

Careers in Botany. Sponsored by The Botany Society of America.

Chemistry Careers. Career information and profiles on a wide array of chemistry careers, sponsored by the American Chemical Society.

U.S. Department of Energy. Information on a wide array of energy careers, including those in solar and renewable energy.

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