Explore Careers

To choose the right career or program based on your personal qualities, skills and interests, use the following resources to research careers and design a fulfilling career plan.

Assess your interests

Attend a free Career Planning Workshop to learn how your interests, skills and values play a role in choosing a career and explore components of CareerLocker, an engaging approach to career development that incorporates occupational information, educational options and employment resources. An online version of the workshop is available for your convenience.

Complete the Career Interest Questionnaire to help identify which clusters (career areas) might be the best fit for you based on your interests.

One-on-one assistance with your career exploration and planning needs is available most Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Truax campus, in room D1624.

Explore your options

The more you know about different career fields, the better choices you can make to find a career you’ll love. Below are helpful resources for researching careers:

  • O*NET OnLine provides career information on duties, education, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
  • Use Career Cruising/Inspire to explore careers, search for companies in specific industries, and get advice by asking a Career Coach your questions. Username = matc, and password = truaxdec.
  • Wisconomy, Wisconsin's workforce and labor market information system.
  • What Can I Do With This Major can help you explore majors and learn about typical career paths and employers that hire people within each major.  

Choose your path

Decide on a career path and plan your next steps with helpful resources, whether just starting out or transitioning to a new career.

Browse our list of programs and learn about the curriculum, admission requirements and career opportunities for programs that interest you. Our Graduate Report (PDF, 4.45MB) offers a variety of information, including salary data and employment information.

Get started

Take action and visit Madison College to explore everything we offer. Apply to a program or certificate today.

For more career planning assistance, check out these Madison College resources: