There are many different ways to learn about the careers available to you, such as career assessments or career books. Another way is to find people in different career fields and ask them about how they got into their field and what they do within the field. Interviewing individuals in different careers will give you a good sense of what the day to day grind looks like, as well as how to get your foot in the door and what you can be working on during your undergraduate career to build your resume and skills.
One way to learn about different career fields is to take career assessment or inventories. These tests will gauge your interests, skills, and personality to recommend career fields for you to explore further.
If you are a student or alumni, the UCCS Career Center offers appointments to take the following career assessments:
Strong Inventory Test
Myers-Brigg Personality Test
After completing the inventory you can schedule an appointment to go over the results with a career counselor.
The following books offer career assessment inventories and you can look for them at your local library:
When learning about career fields it is important to research trends, job opportunity, job growth, job potential, and what type of practical work is involved in that career field. These resources will provide you with different options for finding and learning about different career fields.