Career Development | HCTC

Helen Brunty, the Career Counselor at HCTC is available to help you decide on a career direction, can direct you to assessments to guide your process and can meet with you on the Hazard Campus in person and all other HCTC Campuses by Skype appointment. Contact her for assistance and guidance in your career decisions.

Helen F. Brunty, Career Counselor
Hazard Community and Technical College
One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701

P: 606.487.3077 or 800.246.7521, Ext. 73077

Located in the University Center of the Mountains on the Hazard Campus, RM 151-JCC

Career Assessment and Counseling

Career One Stop Assessments

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Career One Stop is your source for career exploration, training & jobs
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the network.

For additional information on careers that interest you, visit the Career One Stop at http://www.careeronestop.org/ and click on Learn About Careers under Explore Careers.

When you have completed the career assessments, contact the HCTC Career Counselor for an appointment to discuss your career directions. The Career Counselor is available on the Hazard Campus in person or any campus by Skype.

Helen F. Brunty, Career Counselor
Hazard Community and Technical College
One Community College Drive
Hazard KY 41701

Located in the University Center of the Mountains RM 151-JCC

Available on other HCTC Campuses by Skype.

Helen.Brunty@kctcs.edu
P: 606.487.3077 or 800.246.7521, Ext. 73077

Career Counseling

Career decisions are not a complicated process. There are some steps that can help your to clarify what career directions are appropriate for you.

1. Who are you? By completing a career assessment on the Career One Stop website, you can determine your what you like (interests), what you can do well (abilities) and what you are looking for in a job (value).

Based on your answers, personalized results are then populated.  From there, drill deeper to find information related to specific majors, and careers. Explore your options, and take notes on careers you are interested in finding out more about.

1.  Find out what careers are suited for you by completing career assessments on you interests, abilities and job values.

2. Meet with the Career Counselor for clarification of your assessment results and information on additional career resources.

3. Explore career choices and determine the salaries, outlooks, training and where you can obtain that training.

4. Make a career decision.

I look forward to working with you!

Helen F. Brunty, Career Counselor
Hazard Community and Technical College
One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701

P: 606.487.3077 or 800.246.7521, Ext. 73077

Located in the University Center of the Mountains on the Hazard Campus (RM 151-JCC)

Available on the Hazard Campus in person and all other HCTC Campuses by Skype appointment.

Career Information

Career One Stop is an excellent resource with information on exploring careers, conducting a job search, and scholarships. You can also find help with resumes and interviews. Below are just a few points of interest from the site. I encourage you to get on this site and explore all it has to offer you. You'll be amazed at the career information you can find!

 

  • Compare Wages by Occupation and Local Area - With this tool, you can select several occupations, then select local areas including East KY. A page will be generated comparing the wages for those occupations for the locations you have selected. Information for the state as a whole and the U.S. as a whole is also included.
  • Occupations with Declining Employment in KY - Take a look at some areas that have been seeing a decline in employment in the state. Many of these may be becoming obsolete due to advances in technology. You don't want to be stuck in an occupation that will not provide you with employment opportunities.

Additional Career Information Sites:

The Kentucky Career Center

Occupational Outlook Handbook-Bureau of Labor Statistics

Kentucky Labor Market Information

Job Shadowing

Do you want to find out more about a career before you commit to a major?

Job shadowing involves following, or shadowing, a professional throughout a workday (or work week) to get a better idea of what a particular job involves. It's an ideal way to determine if you might really be cut out for a career -- or not. You may have always wanted to work as a nurse only to spend a workday with one and learn that you don't enjoying being on your feet all day.

Find out more about a career by shadowing someone who is doing the job you are interested in. If you would like to job shadow in a career contact:

Helen F. Brunty, Career Counselor
Hazard Community and Technical College
One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701
P: 606.487.3077 or 800.246.7521, Ext. 73077