Choosing a Career Path

Career Readiness

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

Explore Your College Options

Choosing a college is an exciting step toward your future. Explore all the different types of colleges you can attend and find the college that’s right for you.

Financial Aid

Knowing which colleges to apply to has a lot to do with knowing how you will pay to attend them. In this section you will learn about the different types of financial aid available, how to estimate what your family can contribute to your college education, how to search for and apply for scholarships, and how to track your FAFSA submissions.


Launch My Career Tennessee!

It can be hard to know which colleges—and which majors—might be right for you and your goals. LaunchMyCareer, made possible with support from USA Funds, helps you cut through the confusion and find programs of study that can lead to well-paying jobs and a good life. Click on one of the options below to get started, and find your best course. Search the site for information such as:

  •          What major I want…
  •          What school I want…
  •          What job I want…
  •          What industry I prefer…

A college degree is valuable.  So is your time and money.  With the Tennessee Transfer programs, you can begin your college studies at a community college or similar two-year program and earn an associate degree, plus rest assured your credits will transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at any public university and many private universities in Tennessee.  

The Tennessee Transfer Pathway guides you through the courses you need to help maximize your credit transfer while preparing you to transfer seamlessly to a four-year institution offering the junior/senior level courses.  However, if you transfer to a participating university before earning all the required credits for an associate degree, use the Tennessee Reverse Transfer program to earn your associate degree while completing your bachelor’s degree!  

The Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Tennessee System, and the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association have teamed up to offer these programs to ensure you get the most from your time in a community college.

Build your future with O*NET OnLine

Welcome to your tool for career exploration and job analysis! O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more! Find occupations that are of interest to you.