Make Informed Choices
The Massachusetts Career Information System (CIS) is an online tool to help you explore occupations and find the right education or training program once you have made your career decisions.There are three categories of information:
1. Occupations and EmploymentYou can get:
- Detailed descriptions of hundreds of occupations;
- Tools to help you generate a list of the occupations that match your skills, abilities, and interests;
- Information on writing resumes and looking for jobs;
- Information helpful to people who want to work for themselves; and
- Information matching a chosen lifestyle to the world of work.
2. Education and Training
- Explore training opportunities including two-and four-year colleges and universities across the country;
- Learn about career training availability in Massachusetts;
- Create a list of schools that meet your needs; and
- Investigate admissions requirements and financial aid.
3. Other CIS Components
Targeted to instructors, this special section helps them explore career education activities for their students. There is:
- An assessment link;
- A section on learning activities;
- Occupations/Skills matching;
- The O*NET Interest Profiler; and
- The O*NET Work Importance Locator assessment.
How to use MassCIS
Use of MassCIS is free to all Massachusetts residents. A simple registration is required. In order to sign in each time you use MassCIS simply:
Enter the user name of your Career Center, school or organization.
Select your city or town.
- Enter the 5-digit zip code for the city or town you have selected.
- Select the user category that best describes you.