What Can I Do With My CAHNR Major?

Are you trying to figure out what to major in? Are you wondering how to use your degree in the world of work? Have a look at the majors within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. In addition, the individual majors list Sample Job Titles from the O*NET database. The O*NET, a U.S. Department of Labor sponsored database, is a unique resource available to UConn students, and it provides a rich array of information and data on hundreds of occupations, including many that are CAHNR-related.

For example, see the Allied Health Sciences major. Students get an overview of the major along with UConn resources available to them in support of their academic pursuits, along with a snapshot summary of what it’s like to work in Allied Health Sciences-related occupations. But it is through exploring jobs listed in the Sample Job Titles section at the bottom of the page that students can really start to understand the intricacies of their chosen field. The O*NET helps make this happen by including the tasks, technology, knowledge, skills and abilities that students will need to master in order to be successful in a particular occupation. The O*NET also provides sample U.S. salary data for numerous occupations, and even includes links to state-specific salary information.

The Center for Career development has many other tools and resources that students can utilize to reflect on career planning and development needs. Further we encourage students to include making plans to visit the Center for Career Development (Wilbur Cross Room 202) to meet with a career consultant or with your CAHNR Career Consultant (Paul Gagnon, paul.gagnon@uconn.edu), to explore career options and learn more about what you can do with your major.

By Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon Career Consultant, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Paul Gagnon