Researching careers can be confusing, complicated and overwhelming since there is an abundance of information available. To facilitate the process of your career search, I have selected the following websites. I believe that these websites will provide excellent research information for your perusal.
Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections - U.S. Department of Labor Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole. The projections are good for 10 years.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. This website is useful for your career research paper.
This site offers the current Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) online, in order to assist students in finding out particulars regarding careers. You will find information about occupations such as training requirements, salaries, typical work day, etc.
The occupational Outlook Quarterly is published by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics. It has current references on occupational outlook and new careers.
This website matches careers based on Holland Codes – Artistic, Conventional, Enterprising, Investigative, Realistic and Social. You will find a list of careers and the fastest growing careers in California. Visit this website after you have once you have taken the SDS – Self Directed Search inventory in class for further career choices.
The salary wizard calculates your salary on a chosen career based on geographical location. You can find out what salary you will earn in your chosen occupation.
Experienced workers share rewards of their jobs, stressful parts, basic skills required, challenges of the future and advice on entering the field. This website allows you to explore the personal side of work.
This website allows you to select a general career field from their “Career Exploration Links” to explore from their following list. Help is also provided for undecided students.
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This website is designed to assist students in planning career goals and to provide an estimate as to the amount of compensation that can be expected in the future for a particular job/position. The Economic Research Institute projects your future earnings into 2020.
Career INFOnet assists students in finding current wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive career resource library online.
Career Journal is an all encompassed job search engine, a little bit of everything. Assists students in job searches, writing and posting resumes, interview techniques, hot jobs, salary information and much more.
Employment Development Department (EDD) provides people with current employment information, wages, training, and other breaking news about employment.
Job Hunters Bible assists students in The Net Guide, a collection of information and resources to guide in job-hunting on the Internet, and The Parachute Library, an extensive library of articles related to career issues.
JobWeb allows people to search for jobs and learn more about career choices, write and post resumes, have access to an extensive career library and much more to assist in job searching. It has a special link for people with disabilities, learn more about relocation services, and offers resources for international student.
O*Net helps students find occupations, define their marketable skills, and are able to cross reference their O*Net SOC occupations with many other classification systems such as DOT, SOC, MOC and RAIS.
What can I do with a Major in…? Helps inform students about what they can do in particular majors. This website shows related career titles and major skills required.
Informs students about different volunteering opportunities all across the U.S.
Portland State University career center has links to many different majors describe what one can do with that major and where to look to find out more information. Lets you search their career center and gives you access to Internet Resources by major, degree, or certificate.
California Careers - (Career & Labor Market Information specific to California)
Tools to assist students in their career development search. Under the "Tools Resource Link," they provide career videos and give you a link to a list of training schools and community colleges.
Another great job search engine that assists people in job searches, interviews, career information and resumes. Click on "career information categories" to read informational interviews on different career fields.
This career decision-making site helps students discover what they most enjoy in a major or career, assess values, interests, and skills, explores occupational information, decide on occupations, and take action to find majors.
Another great search engine that assists students in career searches for jobs in the hospitality industry.
Monster Board is a large search engine for jobs, allows to post resumes and applications, provides you with interview techniques and the offers you the latest, most updated information about employment opportunities worldwide.
College board provides you with information about jobs/careers, and how they relate to college majors.
American job bank lists thousands of jobs daily. Visit this site to get help in finding the job that's right for you.
The Black Collegian Online is the electronic version of the black collegian magazine. It claims to be the first web site dedicated to providing rich content and resources to Black collegians and all people of color seeking career and self development information. Their mission is to develop a premiere recruitment web site for people of color and increase workplace diversity.
Career Builder offers you career assessments/activities, career advice, job seekers tools at your fingertips, and tips on how to further your career.
The Princeton Review offers students information about standardized tests, admissions, internships, financial aid and career programs. You can search by pre-professional programs in law and medicine, Also has information for business majors and graduate students.
UC Berkeley career and educational library provides an extensive online career library assisting students with questions like "What should I major in?", "What careers go with my major?", "What are the best career options for me?", "How can I prepare for the career I'm considering?", and much more. It will also help you investigate career paths, industries, and offer advice on how to gain experience in the field you choose.