Career Decisions

NPC Career Services

If you are trying to decide on a major or choose a career, NPC Career Services is here to help. Self-assessment is a way to clarify who you are and what you want. NPC Career Services has a variety of tools to help you learn more about your values, interests, personality, skills, and personal goals. Start with knowing yourself: What do you really want? 

Explore Careers in Fields of Interest through these four sections below: Read, Talk, Observe, and Experience.


READ

Read about jobs in career fields of interest. The following assessment sites can help.*

Assessment Sites  
Onet Online OnetOnline.org
My Skills My Future Myskillsmyfuture.org
Keirsey Assessment Reports  Keirsey.com
VIA Institute on Character ViaCharacter.org
What Can I Do With This Major?
Career Information Sites  
Occupational Outlook Handbook Bls.gov/ooh/
 Arkansas Business
Career Builder 
AR Labor Market Info Discover.arkansas.gov/
 Online Occupational Info 
 Top Employers in America Wetfeet.com
Salary Information Sites  
Salary.com Salary.com
Employee Provided Data SalaryExpert.com
Magazines & Blogs  
Work Coach Cafe WorkCoachCafe.com
Glassdoor Glassdoor.com

*These web sites are not under the control of National Park College. The College and Career Services are not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. If you encounter any links on this page that are not working, please alert Career Services.

TALK

Talk with a variety of people in career fields you find interesting. Most people like to talk about their jobs and their industry. Even if you decide that a job or field is not right for you, valuable information will be learned.   

  • Relatives, friends, neighbors, etc. 
  • NPC faculty and staff 
  • Alumni 
  • Employers

OBSERVE

Observe and "job shadow" professionals in their workplace to get a sense of their day-to-day responsibilities, challenges, and work environment.

EXPERIENCE 

Experience work first hand through volunteer and service learning opportunities. Test specific career fields by taking on volunteer or short-term work activities. Seek Internships through our NPC CareerLink page and also visit our Internships & Service Learning page.

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