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UTK’s Center for Career Development

Career Exploration

Still trying to figure out how you want to make a difference in this world? Need help deciding on a major or career? You’re not alone!

Visit UTK’s Center for Career Development!

Data suggests more than one-third of students change their majors and less than ten percent report knowing a great deal about their intended careers. The Center for Career Development can help! Staff will guide you through the career decision-making process.


Identify interests, skills, personality, and values


Research majors and careers

  • What can I do with this major? – Identify typical employers and strategies for entering more than 90 fields
  • Majors and Careers by Assessment Results – Evaluate UT majors categorized by assessment results
  • Catalog – Review course descriptions and start an online portfolio of UT majors and classes of interest
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – Learn what they do, how to become one, job outlook, and similar occupations
  • ONET – Browse by job family to compare work tasks, skills, education, training, and credentials
  • Career One Stop – Search occupational profiles including industry growth and wage data by state
  • Candid Career – Watch informational video interviews featuring industry professionals


Test and evaluate options

Take Action

Create a plan and monitor progress