Explore by Major
Whether you are looking for career options or types of employers in your chosen field, this database provides a list of useful handouts, books and websites relating to your area of study.
Career Books & Online Videos
Books that help you identify ideal career path and career options in various fields (available at CaPS):
- Great Jobs for...Books: English majors, Liberal Arts majors, Math majors, etc.
- Careers for...Books: Animal Lovers, Culture Lovers, Scientific Types, etc.
- Careers in...Books: Chemistry, Communications, Healthcare, Physics, etc.
- Careers in...eVideos: Earth, Physical, Life Sciences (*VPN is required)
- Career Opportunities in...Books: Agriculture, Forensic Science, Renewable Energy, etc.
- Career Opportunities in...Books: Available in the McGill Library (*VPN is required)
- Opportunities in...Books: Speech-Language Pathology, Marketing, Museum careers, etc.
- Spotlight on Careers in...eVideos: Science, Sports, Arts, Food, Education, etc. (*VPN is required)
- Resource Catalogue
Search with words like "Great jobs for", "Careers for", "Career opportunities in" or "Opportunities in" in the Title field to see a list of books.
Explore your career options in a wide range of in-demand fields:
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- Careers in Chemistry
- Careers in Communications & Media
- Careers in Healthcare
- Careers in Hospitality & Tourism
- Careers in Law, Criminal Justice & Emergency Services
- Careers in Physics
More Free Resources
The following resources provide career information such as job descriptions, career paths, salary ranges, training programs and more.
A career exploration tool that offers hundreds of different careers and their descriptions - everything from accountant to zookeeper. To access, contact caps [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca or login to the Career Databases & Periodicals for username and password.
Vault Career Insider (Registration with your McGill email is required.)
The world's leading source of career information. To explore career options, visit the "Guides" link. Popular industry guides include: Career Launcher series (Law, Health Care Management, Food Services, Finance, Energy, Film, Education, etc.), and Topic Guides such as "Vault Guide to Top Internships. All the guides are downloadable.
- Career Spotlight (SchoolFinder.com)
Choose an occupation to learn more about what it is like to work in the field.
- Quebec - Trades and Occupations (Emploi Québec)
A tool provided by the Government of Quebec to find out career information of an occupation - Job prospects, salaries, training programs and more.
- Canada - Explore Careers by Occupation (Job Bank Canada)
Enter an occupation and a location in Canada to find out career information of an occupation - Duties, wages, job outlook and more.
- USA - Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics)
Premier source for career information. Each career profile describe what they do, work environment, educational requirements, salary info and more. US-based. Other useful resources: You're a what? career profiles, Feature articles on career topics, Interview with a ... professional.
- Recommended Websites - Additional career exploration tools.