Texas Reality Check

Find careers to achieve the lifestyle you want.

The site will ask a few questions about the things you want in life. Depending on your answers, it calculates how much money you need to make to reach that lifestyle. Then it gives you a list of careers that will generate that level of income.


O*NET OnLine

Find careers based on your interests, values, or desired industry.

If you have a general idea of what career you would like, you can use the “Find Occupations” tool to search careers by industry, field of work, areas of science, and more.

The “Advanced Search” tool is for people that don’t have a general career idea or field of study picked out. You can search availability jobs by: abilities, knowledge, skills, work activities, work context, and work values.


My Next Move

Search careers by keywords, browse jobs by industry, or take a quiz and get career suggestions.

My Next Move gives you the freedom to find career opportunities with three different tools. People that have a profession in mind should use the “Search careers with keywords” tool.

“I’ll know it when I see it” is the second option that allows you to browse careers by industry. It gives you a wealth of information about different jobs in the industry you select.

If you haven’t made any decisions about a career path, then the third option is for you. After a quick survey, you get job recommendations that you would enjoy and be good at with the “Tell us what you like to do” tool.


Texas Career Check

Collect career information and data by researching occupation titles, career clusters, Foundation High School Program endorsement areas, or keywords. You can also research any college or university in the U.S. by searching institution names, states or programs of study.


My Skills My Future

Build a bridge to a new career.  Enter your past work history and other qualifications, and this site will help match you to a career that fits your skill set.


Career Exploration Tools

Get the stats on everything from job growth to job requirements for thousands of rewarding and exciting careers.  Also find information on getting into college and exploring military career opportunities.


Students and Career Advisors

Students, parents, and career advisors can use this site to explore career and education options.


Labor Market and Career Information

Find up-to-date information on the labor market in the Permian Basin.


Real-Time Job Posting Numbers

Find job postings in your area.  When you select an occupation, the site will direct you to an Occupational Profile page where you can learn more about that particular career.


College Payoff and Outcomes

The Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS) is an interactive dashboard tool providing comparative information about Texas public 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions.


Counselors and Teachers

On this site you will find links to products and services offered by Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) geared towards providing career counselors and teachers with the materials, tools, and information they need to more effectively provide career counseling.


Career Hotline

800-822-PLAN (7526)


Jobs Y’all

Jobs Y’all: Your Career Your Story

To inspire and raise awareness about the opportunities and benefits of Texas industries, to inspire and attract young Texans to explore careers, and understand the education and training needed to best position themselves for where the jobs will be when they enter the workforce.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid


University of Texas Permian Basin

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, an academic institution of The University of Texas System, is a growing and vibrant four-year university offering bachelors and masters degrees. Its faculty is engaged in a wide range of research attracting millions of dollars in grants for programs in teacher certification, energy research, and groundbreaking work in many disciplines.


Odessa College

Odessa College leads the way in preparing its students and community for the future. The College offers exemplary courses, programs, and services to assist students in achieving their educational goals and becoming lifelong learners, community builders, and global citizens. Odessa College empowers its employees to model excellence in their service to students, colleagues, and community.


Midland College

Midland College is a comprehensive community college that is dedicated to excellence, has a commitment to learning, and promotes a life-long quest for knowledge. The institution supports individual and economic development in its service area and beyond by offering certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees, workforce and continuing education opportunities, and comprehensive student support services. Midland College also provides a variety of community services, cultural and educational enrichment opportunities to the West Texas region.


Howard College

Howard College offers career technical/workforce and academic courses for certificates and associate degrees, continuing education, remedial and compensatory education consistent with open-admission policies.