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Explore careers that match your interests and skills.

Career Pathways

Career Pathways use your interests to help determine which careers might be good choices for you and which courses and activities might help you prepare for your future. 

Explore Career Pathways

As you explore your pathway, keep these tips in mind:

  • If you plan to apply for financial aid, you must be working toward an associate degree (AA, AS, AFA, AGS or AAS) or a vocational certificate or planning to transfer to a four-year school to earn a bachelor’s degree. Get details on the Financial Aid webpage.
  • For this reason, some students will declare a general major while they explore their options.
  • If you decide to change your major, we can help you navigate that process. Learn more about changing your major.

Discover the earning potential of JCCC graduates

View JCCC Graduate Salary Information*

* Reported salaries of JCCC graduates by major and additional job-related information. The JCCC Post Graduate data is based on JCCC career program graduates' responses to the annual post graduate survey. The survey is administered six months to one year after graduation. 

Online career resources

Connect your major to careers with these resources.

  • What Can I Do With This Major?
    Gain insight and information about fields of employment, employers and strategies for pursuing a career in various majors. Pick up printed fliers in the Career Development Center or check them out online.
  • Onet Online
    Onet Online contains hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy.
  • Career Concourse
    Search for positions in the Kansas City area that line up with your values and your salary expectations.
  • Vocational Biographies
    Visit the Career Development Center to access subscriber content. Choose from thousands of career stories told by real people in traditional and newly emerging careers. Each quick story includes education and work history, required education and training, job description, salary and job outlook.
  • Roadtrip Nation
    Check out every career, major and activity that matches what you like to do. Create an account on this website, add membership code JCCC19 and you're ready to enjoy access to endless helpful resources
  • CollegeSource
    This comprehensive database provides in-depth information about colleges and universities around the world.

Experiential learning opportunities

Gain valuable employment experience during your time as a Cavalier. Experiential learning is interactive, with a flexible schedule that can accommodate your course load.

Job shadowing is a fantastic way to begin career exploration and engage in experiential learning through observation and personal interaction. Usually, job shadowing experiences are short, lasting just a few hours with a professional to observe a typical workday.

Use JobLinks, a free job and internship database provided by our center for JCCC students, JCCC alumni and employers, to find shadowing or internship opportunities. Use the student JobLinks guide (PDF) to learn how to access your student account.

Volunteering/Service Learning
Develop skills, network and research job environments. Service Learning integrates community service with college coursework. Visit the JCCC Honors Service Learning page to see how you can get involved.