Match Majors to Careers

FOCUS 2: Explore majors and how they translate to your career.

  • FOCUS 2 will guide you through a reliable, intuitive career and education decision making model to help you select a major, explore occupations, make informed career decisions, and take action in your career development.
  • Create an account in Focus 2 to reveal your best career-fit and explore majors that connect you to your career.  
  • Check out to see what careers can match your major. 

U.S. Department of Labor Websites

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Learn about occupations including responsibilities, salaries, education required, and employment outlook
  • Career One Stop - Explore careers, salary and benefits, training required, and employment seeker services by state
  • O*Net - Quick search tool for Ohio employment data and more

Ohio's In-Demand Careers

Talk with faculty, family, and Professionals

  • Find out what a career is really like by speaking to someone in the field. Review the informational interviewing questions to ask and the list of possible people in your network to speak with.
  • Talk with your professors who have a wealth of knowledge about their career fields. 
  • Chat with family members about their work experiences and:
    • how they selected their careers
    • what they find rewarding/challenging
    • what skills they utilize
    • what their long-term goals are

self-guided reflection

  • Try the Dare to Envision Your Future Work Day exercise to begin thinking about your future career and work-day preferences.
  • Use the Skills Sort (PDF) to identify the skills you are good at and enjoy to best match your career goals with your strengths and preferred activities.