There are many ways to identify occupations that fit your personal profile: reading about them, researching them on the internet, using self-assessment instruments, talking with professionals in the field, and attending campus career presentations. You can also test out a possible career choice through career-related work experience. To make sure you have the most accurate picture of a career and/or occupation, it's best to use multiple methods to gather information.
Online Resources to Help you Explore Occupations and Gather Salary Information
Occupational Exploration Websites:
American Institute of Biological Sciences Careers for Biology majors, including FAQs, salary information and links to profiles of people working as biologists.
The Art Career Project Learn about different careers in the Arts, read featured articles and find answers to some frequently asked questions.
Career.org Job Descriptions, Salary Information and Career Profiles for 1,000+ Occupations. Browse by salary, occupation, industry or region.
Guide to Industries Provides
information on available
Career Zone Provides a list of six occupational clusters, based on the Holland Self-Directed Search. Once a selection is made, a list of job titles is provided. Each job title has a detailed description with information on tasks performed, skills, knowledge and education required, wages, outlook and similar job titles. Although the wages are specifically targeted to N.Y., the rest of the content is relevant throughout the U.S.
Careers in the Military and Today's Military allow you to explore career information in the various branches of the military, including jobs you may not have thought of and insider information from real people in the military.
& Employment Projections, 2000 - 2010 U.S. Department
of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the most current
projections on where
future job growth is expected by industry and occupation and the likely
composition of the work force pursuing those
Green Careers CareerOneStop’s Green Careers section provides an outline of green careers in today’s changing workplaces.
How to Become a Teacher Teacher Certification, Degrees and Career Information.
Health Careers Comprehensive information on health careers including articles, salary information, FAQs, health care issues, student and practitioner profiles and more.
InsideCareerInfo Candid career information from people who've actually worked in the field.
Profiles A career exploration and inspirational web site
Star Career Information. Originally
LifeWorks from the NIH Office of Science Education allows you to browse health and medical science careers by Alphabetical List.
MyPlan.com offers online comprehensive career planning services. It includes four components: Career Exploration, Assessment, Colleges and Majors. Only the Assessment component, which includes a Career Personality, Interest Inventory, Skills Profiler and Values Assessment, requires that it be assigned and interpreted by a career counselor when he/she has determined it is the appropriate instrument for your use. Purchased by the USF Career Center for the use of USF students.
Occupational Information Network (O'Net)
Outlook Handbook The OOH, from the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, gives you detailed information on 250 occupations.
Each listing addresses the employment outlook, job duties, earnings, working
conditions, training, education, qualifications and career advancement.
Occupational Outlook Quarterly This web-publication covers career and work-related topics on new and developing occupations in the 21st century, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. OOQ offers you the option of reading a "nutshell" description of the article before you download the complete article in PDF format.
Occupational Projections.com Projected employment growth for an occupation which can be compared among states and/or within a specific state.
Psychology Careers Learn about a variety of psychology careers and the prerequisites for entering certain fields.
Sociology Degree Programs A Primer in Sociology from Theory and Major to Scholarships and Careers.
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center Comprehensive information for exploring careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing and medical fields.
Teacher Career Center Teacher Certification, Degrees and Career Information.
Provides information on specific
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