Welcome to the Virtual Career Center! This is a place where you can receive assistance with the questions about your career and educational goals. Some students are not sure what they want to do and some are not sure what the next step is to reaching their goals. Click on any of the pages below to get started.

Where Am I Going

Going in the Right Direction

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What are your options? What kinds of careers are out there? Read detailed job descriptions that include what the job is like day-to-day, how much education/training you need, your potential salary, and how quickly the field is growing.

Gaston College Programs

Gainful Employment
Certificate and diploma programs available at Gaston College that meet the definition of Gainful Employment programs. Information on these programs may include: program information, including links to occupational information, estimated cost of program, normal time for program completion, and job placement rate for program completers, if available.

North Carolina Career Information

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC)
Complete career assessments and browse hundreds of potential careers. You can even learn more about which North Carolina colleges carry your program and the financial aid process.

North Carolina Health Careers
See a list of potential health careers that could be a great match for you.

National Career Information

O* Net
Get detailed information on a number of careers and learn more about what you need to get there. Includes information on salary, job outlook (is it a growing field?), and the skills you need.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Published by the US Dept. of Labor, this provides comprehensive descriptions of most occupations. Includes general information as well as income, duties, job outlook, and required education information.


Quintcareers.com – Informational Interviewing
Learn more about a new career by meeting someone in the field. Not sure how to do that? Read more here.