Career Exploration

Find the right academic path that fits your career goal.


Talk to someone about choosing a career.

Phone: (505) 224-3186


Learn more about careers that fit your academic goals by following the four steps.

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.
  • Career Coach: Two additional career questionnaires, one that takes 5 minutes and the other that takes 20 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 advisor
  • Discuss your results and determine how results fit in your CNM educational goals

More Career Resources



  • 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.