Online Career Exploration
Exploring a career that is the right fit takes time and information. Arizona Career Information System, Discover, and the PVCC library provide online resources to help you make an informed decision. Although all of the exploration databases are available online, it is necessary to obtain a password to some of these systems from PVCC Career Services.
Maricopa Career Planning System (MCPS)
Don’t postpone the career of your dreams. Find it today.
Each job seeker faces unique challenges. MCPS (powered by Kuder) is committed to helping all adults – including those in college or new to the job market, career changers, the unemployed, veterans and military personnel, the disabled, ex-offenders, and retirees – find a pathway to a satisfying career.
Choices Explorer - (Bridges)
This database gives up-to-date information on careers, including job profiles and labor market articles.
My Next Move
My Next Move is created for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, by the National Center for O*NET Development.
My Next Move For Vets
My Next Move for Veterans is designed for U.S. veterans who are current job seekers. The interactive tool helps vets learn about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. Veterans can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military. Veterans can also take advantage of the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.
mySkills myFuture helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. Scroll down to "Ways to use the Occupational Handbook" and select a letter to begin.
If any of the links below do not work, please access
these databases through the PVCC Library click on Databases, and click on
Careers and Employment
FERGUSON'S CAREER GUIDANCE CENTER (access through PVCC Library)
This database provides an in-depth look at salary ranges, advancement prospects, employment trends, online information, necessary experience, and relevant unions and associations.
ReferenceUSA - Business
Obtain job information using this directory of U.S. businesses covering over 10 million locations (headquarters & satellite offices). Provides type of business, SIC code, size (employees or sales), type of location (headquarters/branch), type of company (public/private), & key contact.
Discover current market trends and salaries at www.salary.com
US Department of Labor Wage Information by Occupation
Online Career Exploration Resources
Explore Health Careers - A free, interactive health careers website is designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers.
- Vocational Biographies - With this program, you can career-shadow up to 1,001 persons from across America and obtain the education and training, work experience, current job information, lifestyle, and important supporting data on each career.
PVCC Career Counseling
Careers Now! Career Exploration Guide
What Can I Do With a Major In…?
Choosing a Major
Link Skills to Career Options with Occupational Information Network
College Majors with Related Occupations