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Room I-223
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Phone: 619-660-4436


Career Resources

Browe through a variety of online FREE resources below. Material is not organized in any specific way at this time. Check back for updates soon!

Career Research

A good source of information on career outlook and salary. It is useful for your career research paper. Click on the occupation field you are interested in and you will find a description of the career, educational requirements, salary and outlook. Figures on salary and outlook are national figures. (The San Diego area tends to be a little higher.)

One of the best up-to-date references on occupational outlook and new careers. It is published by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This site has California information which is more accurate for San Diego and is a great resource for your career research paper.

The California Occupational Guide describes careers, working conditions, California employment outlook, training required, salary and addresses for more information on the career.

This is not a government-run site but it does have the information about federal jobs and internships that are currently available.

More Career Exploration

Resume Writer, Skills Profiler, Certification Finder, Job Description Writer and Career Resource Library with 5000 links to career resources. The Career Resource Library has sections on employment trends, general career sites, search engine career pages and work and life issues.

California Career Zone

Recent college graduates get help with career development and job search. It has updated information on employment trends and provides information on employers who are hiring college graduates. This site is useful for career planning and interviewing.

Find wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and an extensive career resource library online.

There is an outstanding collection of Career Videos grouped by career cluster, with over 300 videos in Spanish. When you are looking at the occupation names, be sure and scroll down to see the full list.

Self-assessment, a career matching assistant and a comprehensive list of careers and requirements.

Visit the Career Explorer section to find careers matching artistic, conventional, enterprising, investigative, realistic and social careers. It is a good idea to visit this site after you have completed the Strong Interest Inventory. Find a comprehensive list of careers and the fastest growing careers in California.

Select "Browse Career Profiles" to find out about a typical day in the life of someone in your chosen occupation. Educational requirements and related careers are included. I especially like the section on quality of life in the occupation after 2, 5, and ten years. You may also be interested in the section on salary after 5 or 10 years in the occupation.

This website belongs to Dick Bolles, author of a frequently used career book titled, "What Color is your Parachute". It contains career assessment, how to use the Internet for job search, how to post your resume online, information on salaries and job openings.

Here to Career Mobile App

Job Search

Salary Information

Find out what salary you will earn in your chosen occupation. The salary wizard calculates your salary based on geographical area. Links to job boards are included.

How much will you earn in your career in 2025? The Economic Research Institute projects your future earnings

Employment Screening Tests

Practice taking a variety of sample employment screening tests for free.

Stop by the Career Center for additional testing and assessments.

Volunteer Opportunities

Misc. positions in San Diego.

Student workers / internships in the areas of Community Services, Land Use and Environment, Public Safety, Finance and General Government, Health and Human Services.

Click on the County department home pages for information specific to each department; For example: Sheriff's Dept.

Volunteer opportunities in the Attorney's Office, City Clerk's office, Family Justice Center, Fire-Rescue, Library, Metropolitan Wastewater, Parks and Recreation, Police and Water/Reservoirs.

The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) provides Federal employment opportunities to students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as degree seeking students taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate or professional school.

Established in 1962, BUNAC is a non-profit work and travel expert and has been helping young people work and volunteer abroad.

Programs include AmeriCorps, Disaster Corps, Green Jobs Corps, Citizen Corps, Business Partners Program, Governor's Mentoring Partnership, CalVet Corps, Operation WelcomeHome, and WePrepare.

Search for volunteer opportunities by zip code, city or state.

AmeriCorps members are similar to Peace Corps members, except AmeriCorps serve only in the US. A stint in AmeriCorps usually lasts 10 months to one year. Paid volunteer. Tuition benefits.

The San Diego Center challenges its corps members with natural resource work ranging from trail construction and fire hazard reduction to heavy equipment operation. There are also Caltrans internships.

Take a working vacation and volunteer to help protect California's National Parks.

Last Updated: 11/15/2019


Career Center
Room I-223
Office Hours: Drop-In Hours Vary, please contact center for more information
Phone: 619-660-4436

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