Exploration

The Career Planning Office is here to help you learn about various public health career fields and occupations. We’ll work with you to help you find options that “fit” your career preferences, skills, interests and values. Here are a few Career Exploration Resources to help you get started:

  • FOCUS 2 Career Allows self-assessment of skills and interests, as well as integrated career and major exploration. Perfect if you aren't sure you are in the right major! Access code for registration for UMASS students is "Goodell"
  • Jung Typology Test - Free online personality tool
  • Kiersey Temperament Sorter II - Free online self-assessed personality questionnaire
  • CareerOneStop Toolkit Allows users to explore careers, salary and benefit information, education and training, as well as career development resources.
  • Occupation Finder Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site allows you to explore different professions and learn about the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. 
  • Career Cornerstone Center The Career Cornerstone Center is an excellent resource for those exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, healthcare, and medicine.
  • Nursing Careers Explore the range of nursing specialties, their respective job characteristics, and the licenses, certifications and degrees needed to get there. Provides career descriptions, expert interviews, and licensing and degree path information for anyone that is interested in pursuing Nursing or other healthcare careers.

For Graduate Students: In addition to having full access to the resources of The Office of Career Planning, the Office of Professional Development (OPD) positions graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to achieve success at UMass and beyond. Building upon technical and academic expertise, OPD provides professional skills training in career preparation, teaching, and communication to further enhance your career development.

Take a look at just some of the options you could have with your degree: