Step 2: Exploration & Information

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Best resource for career information. Gives job descriptions, wages, employment outlook, tips, & training requirements for 95% of the occupations in Idaho and nationally. Also contains information on colleges, financial aid, owning your own business, etc.   Come into Career Services to create a portfolio and have the ability to access it online 24/7!

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Newly-created career videos from CareerOneStop give career explorers, students, and job searchers a portrait of life in hundreds of careers-from Actor to Zoologist. The videos, part of a collection depicting more than 800 careers, bring to life the responsibilities, work settings, and employment trends for a broad range of occupations. The new videos provide updated information and context for career explorers navigating today's employment world.
All career details are based on authoritative occupation and labor market information from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET) program and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS}.

Career Advantage Videos

At this time, 13 of the 26 videos are available - Follow this link to the videos.

View our collection of 26 workshop videos (30 minutes each) that address all aspects of career planning and job search. The expert presenters include Richard Bolles, Jeremy Rifkin, Barbara Sher, Howard Figler, William Bridges and industry leaders such as top executives at Sun Microsystems and Citibank.  We have handouts to enhance your video experience, and you can follow up with a visit with a career counselor. 


Vocational Biographies

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Interviews with real people doing over 2000 different occupations. Available in the Career Services office or on line.  Please call for the User Name and Password, 769-7700.  website

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Click on the icon above to use the extensive Career Guide linked through North Idaho College's Molstead Library Guide to Career Research.  We have collaborated with NIC's Library to help you locate information in the library concerning careers in any imaginable field or profession.

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Simply click on the icon above for on-campus, WTC, and outreach center use. For off-campus use, just give us a call for the User Name and Password, which are available to all higher ed. institutions in Coeur d'Alene              (Call 769-3297, 666-8016, or 769-7700).

  • Use the Search Box to "Search Job Profiles" for nearly any career you can think of.
  • Also explore careers within 16 clusters by choosing "Job and industry profiles."
  • The "Career Opportunities News" periodical contains the latest and greatest tips.

Informational Interviews

See our list of local individuals who have agreed to talk with you about their careers. A guide to informational interviewing is provided.

What Can I Do With a Major In...?

Majors and Careers Central (from - Take the time to learn about some of the over 700 majors and careers profiled here. Information on careers, college majors, and planning for jobs and internships. Click on "Major and Career Profiles" to learn more about what you can do with a major in ...? Website

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College Majors and Careers

Come in to our office for resources on careers related to every major at NIC and other non-related careers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. Website

Occupational Outlook Quarterly

A quarterly update to supplement the Occupational Outlook Handbook.  Now called "Career Outlook."  A variety of careers are showcased for an in-depth look at the profession.  Check it out here: Website


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As a supplement to the information and services available through the North Idaho College Financial Aid Office, we provide local and national databases covering a wide variety of sources to help finance your college education. The Idaho Career Information System (eCIS) database as well as on-line Internet resources, will help you to identify scholarships, grants, and loans for which you are eligible.


Vault Career Information

(Click here for access to the Vault Career website).

Additional assistance is also available regarding decision-making, and more. Just ask.

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