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Occupational Outlook Handbook
If you are looking to enter the job market, change jobs, or find information on occupations of interest, the Handbook can help. You can read about the nature of the work, education and training requirements, advancement opportunities, employment, salary, and ten-year job outlook for hundreds of occupations. The Handbook also lists related occupations and sources of additional information.
Career Information For Students
Search over 60 occupations by what interests you or your favorite subject area. Find out what an occupation's tasks are, how you get ready for it, salary information, and job outlook.
Career Guide to Industries
This career guide is similar to the Handbook, but for industries. Choose an industry and read about what it does, which occupations are employed in it along with their entry-level training requirements and advancement opportunities, and the overall ten-year outlook. You can also check out the industry's current employment, number of establishments, salaries by occupation or industry segment, and ten-year employment projections.
Occupational Outlook Quarterly
The articles in this quarterly magazine cover a wide range of topics relating to occupations and finding jobs—from job outlook by degree to finding an internship.
Occupations by Education Level and Projected Growth
The "Search by Education" option will help you find which occupations typically need a certain level of education for entry. The "Search by Occupation" option allows you to compare over 700 occupations by employment size, projected employment growth, wages, and the typical entry-level education.
Occupational Employment and Wages by Area
Occupational employment and wages by area can help you find out where a certain occupation is prevalent and how much you might expect to get paid for that occupation in different areas. These data are available at the national, State, and metropolitan area levels.
Benefits data can help you better compare your total compensation from one job to another. These data are available for broad occupational groups and for the nine regions of the U.S.
Information about injuries, illnesses, and fatalities for various occupations and areas can help you choose a career path.
Other Career Exploration Resources
Find even more resources and online tools from the Department of Labor to help you with your career decisions, including skill assessments, career videos, and training locations.
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