Many students have found these BYU-Idaho resources helpful in searching for their desired career. 

GS 100 - Career Exploration

This course is designed to help students decide on their major. The course guides students through self-discovery projects and career assessments to identify their strengths and interests. Students learn exploration techniques to define and clarify career plans, helping them decide which major to select at BYU-Idaho. GS 100 is a block class (held half of the semester) worth one credit toward graduation. Students may enroll in this class through the regular registration process.

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Career advisors use the following assessment tests to help students expand and explore career options.

Advisors recommend these tests based on the students needs and afterward help them interpret their results.

If you would like to register for one of our career assessment tests below as well as schedule an appointment with an advisor to go over assessment results, please contact the Career Services office at 208-496-9801 or email (the TypeFocus assessment is free of charge and can be accessed by clicking on the link provided below).

If you would like to explore additional career and major options and resources beyond the results of your career assessment test(s), please schedule an appointment with the Career & Academic Advising office at 208-496-9800 or email


The purpose of TypeFocus is to help you make wise choices by learning about your personality type and what it means to you. Discover your strengths, and as you understand yourself better, you'll clarify your values, skills and interests and become more focused. This report will help you discover deeply satisfying careers that work with your strengths and not against them, and work that will be more satisfying in the long run - where it counts.

Instructions on TypeFocus here.

Cost: Free

Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS)

The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS) analyzes your self-reported interests and skills and shows how you compare with people in general and with happily employed people in a variety of occupations. The purpose of this report is to help find a career in which students will be happy and productive. The results can help students plan their next educational or career choices.

Cost: $14

Career Assessment Inventory (CAI)

The Career Assessment Inventory (CAI) compares an individual's occupational interests to those of individuals in 111 specific careers that reflect a broad range of technical and professional positions in today's workforce. The inventory is used to advise individuals on career development. It assists students to identify career directions and areas of study.

Cost: $14

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Online Resources

You are welcome to visit the Career Networking Center in Chapman 101 to access any of these items. Resources may not be removed from the office. Regular business hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information produced by the U.S. Department of Labor. It provides valuable information needed to make career decisions.

Online access to the Occupational Outlook Handbook


The U.S. Department of Labor developed the Occupational Network (O*NET) to help people find a job that interests them. It allows people to search for jobs listed alphabetically, by required education or training, by O*NET number, or by interests. It also lists jobs by earning rates, growth rates, and number of openings.

Online Access to the Occupational Network

New and Emerging Occupations

Best Jobs of 2013

A collection of lists compiled by US News, as based on data categorized by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Best 100 Jobs
Best Jobs Ranked by Industry

What's it worth?

A resource from Georgetown University which shows the worth of Bachelor's Degrees from a variety of different majors:

Worth of Bachelor's Degrees

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Hard Copy Resources

You are welcome to visit the Career Networking Center in Chapman 101 to access any of these items. Resources may not be removed from the office. Regular business hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Master File

The Master File contains summary sheets, newspaper and magazine articles and other current information about careers and majors. It also includes information about graduate programs. Students can make copies of handouts or brochures for their personal use.

Encyclopedia of Careers

This encyclopedia set provides information for more than 900 careers. It lists a general description of the job or career field, the professional requirements, salary statistics, work environment, future outlook and sources for more information.

Books on Careers

These books offer an in-depth look at specific majors and careers.

The Business Journal: Books of Lists

Get essential information on the leading businesses and employers in Hub cities. Each market-specific edition is created by the local business journal to give you a perspective you can't get anywhere else. Note: the Service Missionaries are responsible for the books for each city, however, they are not all in the main office, and may be located in another Academic Advising Center. You may call ahead to find out in which center each book is currently located. (208) 496-9816.