Career Pathways

Online Career Research Tools

Career One Stop 

This web site is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Among the many things you can do on this web site are: explore careers: look up salary + benefits: find education + training: take interest tests: search for jobs: get help with resumes + interviews. 

To access Career One Stop: Go to www.careeronestop.org

Employment Security Department for Washington State 

This web site contains data and analysis of Washington State’s employment conditions, economy, job market and work force. The information is gathered by the Washington State Employment Security Department. Find job vacancy rate for our area, employers who hire in particular fields, wages and benefits information as well as, occupation explorer, and training programs and providers. 

To access Employment Security: Go to https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata

O*NET OnLine 

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more! 

To access O*Net OnLine: Go to www.onetonline.org 

Vocational Biographies 

With this program, you can career-shadow up to 1,001 persons from across America. Click on one of the seven search buttons at the top of the page. You will receive a list of titles. Click on one title, and the career story will appear on the screen for you to read or print out. 

Vocational Biographies can be accessed from any computer on campus. 

To access Vocational Biographies from off campus: 

  1. Go to www.edcc.edu/library 
  2. Under Library Resources click on Articles and Databases 
  3. Under All Databases A-Z, drop-down to "Vocational Biographies
  4. Click GO 

Washington Career Bridge

Are you unemployed and looking for a new career path? Do you need more education to enhance your career? Are you looking for the Eligible Training Provider List? Find the education and training you need to get the job you want! 

To access Washington Career Bridge: Go to www.careerbridge.wa.gov

WOIS/The Career Information System 

Use WOIS/The Career Information System to explore careers, create goals for your future, make educational plans to reach your goals, and find the training programs and the right schools to help you achieve your dreams. Whether you are ready to find a job right now, or you want to make a plan for more education and future employment, WOIS has the exploration and planning tools for YOU! 

WOIS can be accessed from any computer on campus. 

To access WOIS from off campus:

  1. Go to www.wois.org
  2. Enter Site Key* – pdf752 (field found on left side of web page) 

*Please note: site key changes each September.

The BEST of WOIS 

Learn about Occupations A - Z. Explore careers by reading our occupation descriptions, listed A - Z. For each occupation you will discover the skills you would use in the occupation, wages you would make, if there will be jobs available in the future, and how to train for the occupation. At the end of the training information in each occupation you will see a link to the educational programs that would prepare you for the occupation. Follow this link to discover schools, in Washington or nationally that offer the educational program. 

Take a Career Interest Survey. Don't know which careers to explore? A career interest survey is a great way to begin. It helps you see how your interests, skills or values fit with potential careers. You can also do a Reality Check to find careers that will support your future lifestyle. 

Explore Educational Programs. Do you know what you want to study in college? From Automotive Technology to Zoology, you can learn about educational programs, including sample coursework, admission requirements, careers the program trains you for, and the colleges that provide the training. 

Discover Schools and Colleges. Whether you plan to obtain a four-week Commercial Truck Driving license or an eight-year Ph.D., WOIS has information about more than 300 schools and colleges that will get you trained for your career. 

Use Your WOIS Portfolio. Log in to your WOIS Portfolio to store information about your awards and activities, store best works, and create your high school and beyond plan, record your work and community experience, create resumes and cover letters and much more. Add to and update this information regularly, and when you are ready to apply for a job or apply to college, you will have everything you need in one place!