Explore Programs/Careers | Western Technical College

Explore Programs/Careers

Career Coaching

Are you unsure what career you want to pursue? Are you wondering if your current program is the best fit for you? Western’s Career Services staff can help you discover your skills, interests, and values and get you on the right track by helping you find a career that matches your unique strengths.

To schedule an in-person appointment, email us at careerservices@westerntc.edu or call 608-785-9440. To schedule a Zoom or phone appointment, click the button below.


The resources listed below will help you explore careers and programs.

Career Assessments


TypeFocus is an online assessment that matches your personality, interests, and more, to potential career matches. Hundreds of Western students have found TypeFocus helpful in deciding on a program or career.

To take the TypeFocus career assessment: 

  1. Click this link and register as a first-time user.        
  2. Complete the registration and take the assessment.
  3. When finished, click on “Report” at the top of the screen, check the boxes "My Personality Results", "My Interest Results", and "My Skills Results". If you saved occupations or majors, check the boxes “My Saved Occupations” and “My Saved Majors”. Then scroll down and click on “Submit”. (This video walks you through the process.
  4. Contact Career Services to set up an appointment to review your results with a Career Coach.

Career Quiz

This quick, 10-minute questionnaire about your interests can help identify which clusters (career areas) might be the best fit for you.

Complete the Career Quiz now

My Next Move

My Next Move is another online career assessment that uses your interests to help you decide what kinds of careers you want to explore.

Career Information


O*Net is a fantastic resource with up-to-date information on nearly every career you can imagine. Find average salaries, educational requirements, work duties, and more, for each occupation. O*Net also matches jobs to your interest codes from our TypeFocus career assessment.

Candid Career

Candid Career provides short “day in the life” videos of professionals describing their occupations. Learn more about what it’s like to work in a particular career.

Salary Calculator

This Salary Calculator provides typical salary information based on occupation, region, experience, and more.

Western Programs

Explore Western’s programs individually or by career cluster. Each page includes an Explore Courses button, which shows a complete list of courses in that program. And each course includes an Outcome Summary, which lists in detail the concepts taught in that course.


Let us help you find the career that’s right for you!