Investigate a range of potential career options with the Web and book resources in this section.
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Researching Careers Web Resources
This site provides employment, training, and financial help to job seekers. From the U.S. Department of Labor.
Hosted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Outlook Handbook Web site is extremely comprehensive, with many careers listed. Each career listing includes descriptions of the nature of work, working conditions, the number of people employed in the field, training requirements, job outlook, earnings, and related occupations. This site also includes addresses of professional associations in the field, which you can contact for additional information.
The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.
Recruiter.com career section gives you the tools to explore new careers, groups of careers, as well as individual jobs and professions. You will be able to learn about overall industry trends and developments inside a group of skills and a profession, as well as get a better overall understanding of the long-term potential and best academic and technical experience to acquire and develop.
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center offers information on technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare jobs. Includes detailed career information and career profiles, educational requirements, and salaries. In addition, you can browse interviews with hundreds of professionals who offer candid insight into their own diverse careers.
United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment
Few economic data are as closely watched as measures of employment. The BLS programs listed here provide national totals of the number of employed people and also provide statistics on subjects such as occupational employment and wages, labor demand and turnover, and the dynamic state of the labor market.
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