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Career Exploration

Find the right academic path that fits your career goal.

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Get Help Choosing a Career

Phone: (505) 224-4000 ext. 52624

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Are you undecided about your major?
Need help choosing a career?

Learn more about careers here and around the country that fit your academic goals by following the four steps. This is not a quick process because it takes time and research.

Step 1: Complete a Career Questionnaire

Explore career options that match your personality, interest, values, and skills by taking the FOCUS 2 or O*NET.

  • FOCUS 2: Detailed career questionnaire that takes 1-2 hours to complete.
  • O*NET Interest Profiler: Quick career questionnaire that takes 30 minutes to complete.

Step 2: Get More Information

Narrow down your career and educational choices.

  • O*NET OnLine: Information about occupations, employment wages, job postings by state, and military skills applicable to the work environment. Learn about training and certificates by using Career Coach.
  • More resources

Step 3: Develop a Career Plan

Based on your career questionnaire results, use the Career Reflection form to help make a decision. Consider the connections between your education and career path.

Step 4: Decide on a Career

  • Gather the questionnaire and research results
  • Make an appointment with an academic advisor
  • Discuss your results and determine how results fit in your CNM educational goals

More Career Resources

Websites

Media

  • Learning Express Library: Practice tests, tutorial courses for major standardized tests, career resources and work keys practice tests
  • Dr. Kit Career Videos: Search videos by career cluster or discipline, listen to employers talk about their typical day in the workplace, qualifications, likes and dislikes, education, and final advice
  • Films on Demand: Streaming videos covering academic areas of study, vocational and career guidance, work place and life skills, job search.
  • Books and Literature: Stop by the Career & Transfer Information Center at Montoya Campus to read, watch videos, and get assistance with career exploration