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Career Discovery

Choosing the right career can be a tough decision. At Delta, we help our students navigate that process.

We are ready to get you on a path to identifying and reaching your career goals. We offer guidance and resources such as career assessments, specific industry information, and employment outlook.

Our team is committed to helping you navigate services to best fit your needs. Check out the information below or apply to Delta now to take advantage the full spectrum of career resources that we offer.

Counselor working with student


Decide your path

The first step in the career journey is to choose which path you want to follow. The links below will help you explore various career groups and explore the programs that Delta has to offer.

  • Career videos
    Explore videos on hundreds of different careers.
  • Explore Delta's Programs 
    Delta has more than 140 programs to choose from. One’s perfect for you.
  • Transfer agreements 
    Here's a list of the colleges and universities that have agreements and general education transfer guides with Delta College.
  • Apprenticeships 
    Get the required trade-related instruction you need to upgrade your skills in industrial trades and maintenance.

Research the Job Market

Once you know which direction you want to go, it’s time to see how you fit in tomorrow’s job market. The following links will help you to research job titles, salaries, and skills needed.

Prepare & find a job

Once you have narrowed down your career path and are ready to start preparing yourself for the job market, the following links will help you take the final steps toward finding your dream position.

  • Career One Stop
    Identify companies that may be hiring in your field and prepare to apply for jobs by creating an awesome résumé and cover letter.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics  
    If you are planning on living somewhere outside of Mid-Michigan, use this US Department of Labor website to see national data.
  • LinkedIn
    Improve your social media status.


Most people change jobs every 4½ years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Graduation Cap

83% of Delta's graduates from the past five years live and work in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

35 percent

A person with an associate’s degree in the Great Lakes Bay Region makes 35% more than someone with a high school diploma. That’s an average salary of $41,300.

Monica Corriveau

"I was able to get one of my first jobs through Delta's Career Development office. I’m a shy person and their mock interviews really helped me prepare for the job interview."

Monica Corriveau
Delta College Graduate, Northwood 3+1 program