Explore Careers

We have information and resources to help you make sound career decisions and develop a plan of action for reaching your goals. Career Lens, our career exploration lab, includes: 

  • Self-Assessment: Evaluate your interests and abilities as they relate to the world of work
  • Career Research: Gather data about jobs – duties, required skills, salaries, and employment outlook
  • Learning: Find out about Wake Tech program requirements and career pathways  

Career Counselors are here to guide you in finding resources and services, evaluating program options, and exploring careers.

What do you need?  Short sessions, or extended guidance throughout the semester? You decide what will be most beneficial to you.

Services are free, and no reservations are requiredCareer Lens has a flexible, open entry-exit format – take a look: Career Lens schedule 

To learn more, contact Laura Bethea at [email protected] or 919-866-6361. 

These links offer resources to assist in your career exploration. NOTE: Wake Tech is not affiliated with or responsible for these websites or their content.

Planning Tools


Occupational Data

  • Career Coach: Data on local jobs, requirements, wages, and outlook – and corresponding Wake Tech programs.
  • O*NET: Detailed descriptions of more than 1,000 jobs.
  • Career One Stop: Occupations, salaries, outlook, and career videos.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Salaries, education and training requirements, outlook, and employment resources. 
  • America's Career InfoNet: Occupations and industries, salaries, outlook, and self-assessments.

Career Assessments


Employment Data