Career Planning

Exploring Career Interests

If you are not sure what career you want to pursue, there are various tools to help you decide. You can start with making lists of your likes and dislikes and asking a guardian, teacher, or guidance counselor for help. There also a number of websites that can help you such as My College QuickStart, MyRoad, or Nevada Career Information System.

My College QuickStart and MyRoad are available to you if you have taken the PSAT*. These online tools assist you with college planning, college majors, SAT test preparation, and career guidance. See your high school counselor for more information. To access My College QuickStart, visit:

This interactive website includes:

  • Major and career profiles
  • Firsthand stories from students and professionals
  • A personality test
  • Explore Majors on MyRoad™
  • Get the big picture
  • Focus on specific topics
  • Hear from students in the field
  • Read about college preparation
  • Learn about college study
  • Connect to related careers

Research Careers on MyRoad™

  • Try careers on for size
  • Weigh rewards and responsibilities
  • Check academic requirements
  • Learn the economic outlook for the field
  • Hear from working professionals
  • Discover the Unknown

Unsure of your interests? That’s no problem: MyRoad™ is packed with tools and articles—including a personality test—to help you discover new majors and careers.

Nevada Career Information System

A great source for this type of information is the Nevada Career Information System (NCIS) which is free of charge to all Nevada residents. The NCIS is a computer-based system that combines a wealth of career, education and labor market information into one comprehensive exploration tool.

Visit and click on the NCIS icon for more information:
username: ncis
password: Nevada

As you get older and learn more about the requirements of different professions, you will be in a better position to make a decision on the type of degree you will need.

*The PSAT/NMSQT is also known as the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test that is a pretest for the SAT and is used as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  It also suggests possible career paths you can take after assessing your skills using your answers from the exam.

Begin exploring your future today!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the NCIS staff at:

Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Nevada Career Information System
500 E. Third St., Carson City, NV 89713
Telephone: (775) 684-0477

Health Care Careers in Nevada

The health care industry is the faster growing industry and is projected to accelerate its growth in the next 20 year. In Nevada alone, there is 462% projected increase in the health sciences that will provide 92,200 jobs by 2018 (Career Clusters)!

For more information about education and careers in the health services industry in Nevada visit High Sierra AHEC’s website:

Nevada STEM Pipeline

The Nevada STEM Pipeline has been developed as a resource to engage students, teachers, parents, and the community in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education. We are here to help students interested in pursuing college degrees with the overarching goal of strengthening our future workforce and economic development in the state.