Career Planning & Exploration

Arizona Career Information System

 A computerized career guidance system. Self-assess your interests, abilities and work values, then look at careers that match your preferences. Information on hundreds of career titles. You will need to type in the Username: mesacc and Password: 4azcis02, then create your own "Education Career Action Plan" within MCC's system. Print this guide for instructions.   See a Career Services Advisor to match MCC educational programs to careers of your choice.

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Maricopa Career Planning System

This system is designed to help you explore education and career opportunities. Career planning has many steps and options. Based on the user type you choose when you register your Profile, the system choices are tailor-made for you. Choose from items on your Personal To-Do List to begin making decisions about your future.  Use this Registration Guide to get started.

Additional Resources

Choosing A Major

 A checklist of things you can do to help you decide on a college major.

What Can I Do With A Major In...?

Explore Maricopa Community Colleges' majors.

HumanMetrics

Identify your personal type in the Jung Typology Test; obtain your type description and discover career choices and schools most suitable for your type.  Visit Type Logic for more information about your personality type, and the Personality Page to view common careers for your personality type.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Information for hundreds of types of jobs: training and education needed, expected job prospects, what workers do, and working conditions.

O'NET

Serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Economic news and labor market information, career publications include the Occupational Outlook Quarterly and Career Guide to Industries.

NACE Salary Calculator Center 

The National Association of Colleges and Employers offers the most accurate compensation data available. It provides compensation guidance to assist you with your salary search and career planning.

Salaries, Costs of Living, & Relocation

From the U.S. Department of State. Various resources about costs of living in other localities, including a Cost of Living Comparision Wizard.

Peterson's

Comprehensive guide to college information.

MyFuture.com - Figure Out What's Next

This career planning system created by the U.S. Department of Defense presents career, college and the Military as options, allowing users to explore all possibilities and gain insight into each option.

Explore Solar Careers

U.S. Dept. of Energy's Solar Career Map explores an expanding universe of solar-energy occupations, describing diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them, and identifying the high-quality training necessary to do them well.