The best resource for locating information on various careers is through the Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS). If you are logging in for the first time, you will need to contact the College and Career Center at 763-745-6639 or Deb.Musser@wayzataschools.org for the school's username and password.
Four Main Components:
- Occupations and Employment – You can search by career cluster or by specific career title to find: general work activities, helpful high school courses, skills and abilities, physical demands, interests, knowledge, hiring practices, wages, employment, and outlook.
- Education and Training – You can find information on: programs of study, Minnesota colleges, colleges throughout the U.S., undergraduate and graduate school sort (by major, degree, location, size, etc.), and financial aid.
- Assessment Tools – There are a variety of assessments available that measure your: interests (IDEAS and O*NET Interest Profiles) skills (SKILLS – matches careers to skills you like/possess), values (O*NET Work Importance Locator), and career preference (Career Cluster Inventory).
- Practice Tests – There are practice tests available for: ACT, AP tests, SAT, SAT Subject tests, PSAT, ASVAB, GED and CLEP.