Welcome to Career Coach. Congratulations, you have just accessed a valuable online search tool that will give you the opportunity to explore hundreds of potential careers or job possibilities in Maryland and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Just enter a keyword of whatever career suits your interest and quickly learn about employment prospects in the field, job opportunities, income potential, job skills needed, and the education and training available at Montgomery College, Maryland. Get started today on your road to a new future and give it a try.
Career Coach is unique to our geographic area. The job listings and information provided are specific to Montgomery County and the surrounding localities. You won’t find it anywhere else in the region. We offer it as a service to our students, future students and members of our community. We invite you to come back often and tell your friends about Career Coach. Happy searching!
There is a brief tutorial video provided that will guide you through making the most out of Career Coach.
2. Search by job title or educational program:
If you are unsure where to start, you can take a quick 6 question career assessment test that will match your preferences to specific occupations, or you can click the "Careers" or "Education/Programs" tabs at the top of the page to browse all careers or programs available. For veterans, Career Coach provides a military occupation code mapping system that will match your military experience to civilian occupations.
3. Choose a specific career:
Career Coach will show you what the current hourly wage is for each job, how many people are currently employed in that field, other jobs that are similarly titled, and a brief description of the job duties.
You can also filter the results in a number of different ways (relevance, alphabetically, by wage, by number employed, and by educational level required).
4. Choose a specific job:
Career Coach displays an overview of each career along with the typical related tasks and educational level required. To the right of the screen, you will see a map displaying the selected geographic region, which can be modified by creating an account and choosing to display information anywhere between 5 and 100 miles away from Montgomery College.
Scroll down the page:
Career Coach provides you with a brief employment analysis of the selected job, including how much each career pays on a yearly, monthly, and/or hourly basis depending on the level of experience and education and employee has obtained. The salary data is specific to the geographic area selected.
As you scroll down the screen, Career Coach provides additional information on historical and projected growth for your selected occupation and shows how many are currently employed in the selected geographic region.
Career Coach also shows you which companies are currently hiring for this position and provides a link to current job postings through Indeed.com. All specifically tailored to your specific occupation and geographic location.
As you scroll down the screen, Career Coach shows you all of the related credit and non-credit programs offered by the College that can train you for this career.
5. Click on a related degree:
Here you will find a description of the academic program, including typical length (based on full-time enrollment) and academic department, along with all of the related careers for which this program can train you. Clicking “Education/Program Webpage” will take you directly to the information for this particular program where you can view the course schedule, submit an application, or enroll in classes. If you have any questions or want additional information, contact information can be found to the left of your screen.
Career Coach also gives you the ability to create your own account, allowing you to bookmark specific jobs, degrees, or Workforce Development courses. Users can also create their own resume in Career Coach using an easy, step-by-step process that takes the guess work out of summarizing task and skills and presents your resume in a professional manner: