“What do you Want to do When you grow up?”
In today’s economy, even college grads may worry about life after graduation. Can I find a job in my field? Will it pay well? Will my investment in college pay off?
Marion Technical College wants to help you find a job you love – locally, with a paycheck you deserve. That’s why MTC.edu offers a new tool called Career Coach to help you explore what fields are growing – and which ones pay the best. It is free for anyone to use.
Simply go to MTC.edu and click on any academic program. Career Coach shows jobs in that field – and what the median pay is for an experienced worker. Click on the box to find out what skills you need for a job and whether the field is growing in our area. For example, a physical therapist assistant can turn an associate degree into a $54,000-a-year job. It’s expected to grow by 26% over the next decade. Career Coach even pulls from employers who have recently posted jobs in the area to show what kind of companies are hiring these graduates and factors in anticipated retirements from workers closing in on age 65.
Not sure what job might be right for you? Career Coach lets you enter an MTC program to see what possible jobs are out there and compare openings, salaries and duties.
What careers fit my interests? Take a quick six-question test or a longer assessment to see what types of jobs might fit your personality, skills and interests. You can also talk to one of our advisors about your options by calling 740.389.4636.
“This is a great tool to help students plan a career that fits the changing job market,” said Dr. Bob Haas, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness. Don’t make a guess and wind up disappointed. Plan for the job you want at the salary you can live with.
Job seekers can also enter a field of study to find out what career options it creates. Take that Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from MTC and turn it into a $55,000-a-year job as an Electrical Engineering Technician or a $47,000-a-year job as a Robotics Technician, a field expected to grow 12% over the next decade.
Career Coach will also help you build your resume to help you get your start once you’ve decided on a path.
“ This is a great complement to the MTC Works! Career Services,” said Deb Murphy, Career Services Specialist. “Use Career Coach to start planning your future, and then come to MTC Works! for help polishing your resume, finding jobs, practicing your interview tips, and more. It’s free to MTC students, graduates, and community members.”