Career Advising and Planning

Plan a Career

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The Center for Career Connections has Career Specialists that can help you clarify your goals, interests, and values and plan a rewarding career.

Our highly qualified, professional staff works with students, alumni, and community members in all stages of their academic and professional careers. They offer a variety of services and resources.

Call (425) 564-2279 to schedule an appointment with a Career Specialist.

Career Pathways

  • Identify a future career path
  • See what certificate programs and degrees are available at Bellevue College for meeting your careers goals
  • Explore occupations related to your career
  • Understand the skills, and knowledge that are required by the current workforce

Career Assessments

Take the following career assessment to help you determine career options that fit your personality and interests

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) are personality and interest assessments that are administered online with permission from a Bellevue College Counselor, Career Specialist, or Career Class Instructor. Both assessments are free for all Bellevue College students. The cost for community members is $25 for each assessment ($50 total). The assessments are generally taken together. To schedule an appointment, please call (425) 564-2279.

Washington State Resources

W.O.I.S. (Washington Occupational Information System)

Information about careers in Washington including info about related occupations, common tasks & activities, working conditions, physical demands, skills & abilities, knowledge & interests needed, training, advancement opportunities, hiring practices, wages, and employment & outlook. Includes information on programs of study, the occupations they are linked to, and the schools that offer them.

To use WOIS from an on-campus network, you don’t need to use a site key. If accessing WOIS from off-campus, you will need a site key (a site key is a code to enter the website). Please call our Center at (425) 564-2279 or email to receive the site key. There’s no cost to use WOIS.

National Resources

O*NET(Occupational Information Network)

The nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

For hundreds of different types of jobs, the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed, salary info, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions. Also gives you job-search tips, links to information about the job market in each state, and more.


Designed to provide information on high-growth, in-demand occupations, along with information about the skills and education needed to attain those jobs. Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.

Call (425) 564-2279 to schedule an appointment with a Career Specialist.

Last Updated February 2, 2023