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Career Databases from the Library

Use these databases to search for information about different careers. You can find salary information, job duties and descriptions, education requirements, and more.

Self-Paced Tutorials

Want some more in-depth information about preparing for a job or career? Check out this self-paced Canvas tutorial which includes the following modules:

  • How to Explore Careers Using Library Resources
  • Information Skills for the Workplace

More resources can be found in the Career Research guide

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Browse Books and eBooks from the SCC Library

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ACSM's Certification Review

Reflecting the authoritative expertise of the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM's Certification Review, 6th Edition, prepares users to successfully pass certification exams and become an ACSM Certified Personal trainer (ACSM-CPT), ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP), or ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM- CEP). This easy-to-use review combines career-specific information with assessment tools and application-based exercises to boost test-taking confidence and help users ensure a seamless transition to practice. 

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101+ Careers in Public Health

The public health landscape is one of the most rapidly growing and cutting-edge fields at the moment and, in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been a more meaningful time to enter the field. This thoroughly updated and revised third edition of 101+ Careers in Public Health continues to act as a career guide both for students seeking a first job in the field of public health and for anyone seeking guidance on how to best navigate the next stages of an existing career.

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Nursing Professionals

If you are interested in a career as a nurse, you've come to the right book. What exactly do these people do on the job, day in and day out? What kind of skills and educational background do you need to succeed in these fields? How much can you expect to make, and what are the pros and cons of these various fields? Is this even the right career path for you? How do you avoid burnout and deal with stress? This book can help you answer these questions and more.

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Health and Fitness Professionals

If you are interested in a career in the health and fitness field you've come to the right book. This book, which includes interviews with professionals in the field, covers six main areas of health and fitness that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions. -Physical therapy -Occupational therapy -Recreational therapy -Exercise physiology -Massage therapy -Athletic training

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A Professional's Guide to Small-Group Personal Training

A Professional's Guide to Small-Group Personal Training is a resource designed to help you successfully lead training sessions for small groups--incorporating group dynamics and your knowledge of training principles to develop business offerings that will create a new stream of revenue. 

Search Tips for finding for books and ebooks

Search the library catalog for print books and the ebook database for ebooks to find more career related information.


For the best results, search using specific keywords or short phrases rather than full sentences, questions, or strings of words. Thinking about your topic and different aspects of your topic can help you to identify relevant keywords. Good keywords are single words (usually nouns)  OR specific phrases (two or more words that must go together to make sense). When searching for an exact phrase, use quotations.  Here is an example of some keywords and phrases:

             "public health"                "personal trainer"           nursing        "pharmacy technician"      "registered dietician"

To find books related to careers add the phrase "vocational guidance" or a keyword related to career/job searching. For example:

  • "public health" AND "vocational guidance"
  • "resume writing" AND nursing
  • "employment interviewing" AND "personal trainer"

Watch the video to learn how to search for career books in the library catalog. 


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