College Resources

Exploring Different Careers

After you have analyzed your skills, interests, values, personality traits and needs, you need to consider possible career options that may be right for you.

The following links and resources, along with the professional counselors in the Career Planning and Counseling Center, can help you with this process:

  • Career Tracks
    The Career Tracks Online Guide provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about programs of study at Piedmont Technical College. Information includes job duties, salary information and placement rates of recent graduates.

    The South Carolina Occupational Information System can help you find information about careers related to your interests and skills. To receive your username, password and site ID, please contact a career counselor at (864) 941-8356 or

  • TypeFocus
    An online personality inventory and information related to career choice. To receive your site password, please contact a career counselor at (864) 941-8356 or

  • Inside Jobs
    Links are available to explore thousands of occupations

Paper and Pencil Inventories
  • Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
    Profile will highlight areas of interest and activities to help identify career fields. Identifies comfort level in work and learning environments, leadership styles and risk taking situations.

  • Self-Directed Search (SDS)
    Helps individuals find the occupations that best suit their interests and skills.

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
    MBTI results describe valuable differences between normal, healthy people, identifies your strengths and unique gifts. You can use the information to better understand yourself, your motivation, your strengths and potential areas of growth.

Other Resources
  • Career Library
    The PTC Library offers information concerning career fields, resume writing, interviewing, job searching and local employer information.

  • Shadowing
    Opportunities to "shadow" people in careers of interest.

  • Tours of PTC
    Contact Admissions at (864) 941-8369.