Career Coach handy job tool on website

Photo by Brandon Feagans / THE FLARE Career Coach gives details on 800 different jobs available in the region.
Photo by Brandon Feagans / THE FLARE
Career Coach gives details on 800 different jobs available in the region.

Career Coach is a handy online tool to help KC students narrow down what jobs they might be interested in pursuing, how much money they can expect to make, how many positions are available in the area, and how many people are now employed in the profession.
The tool is located on the KC home page (www.kilgore.edu). Go to the right side and scroll about seven tabs down.
On Career Coach, students and others can do different things such as accessing labor market data, research the various careers one can prepare for through educational opportunities at KC, view current job postings and access information about various job duties.
Patti Bell, with career services, located in the Student Services Building, encourages students to both use the tool and visit her office.
“We would like students to come and talk to us about their career, so we can lead them into the right direction for a brighter future,” she said.
A two-minute video on the site explains how to use the tool. There are 800 different jobs available for search by keyword.
Students can bookmark careers in which they are interested for future reference.
For example, if one chooses “accountant,” it shows the low wage in the area is $17.02 an hour, high wage is $45.65 and media wage is $28.03.
A total of 2,420 accountants are employed in the 17-county East Texas area covered by Career Coach, and that number is expected to increase by 9.2 percent in the next four years.
More than 30 job postings were listed as well.