About Career Outlook

Career Outlook articles provide data and information on a variety of topics—including occupations and industries, pay and benefits, and more. These articles are helpful for students, career counselors, jobseekers, and others planning careers.

Career Outlook has four departments:

  • Feature articles present an in-depth look at a range of career topics.
  • You’re a what? explores unusual occupations through the work of someone in that occupation.
  • Interview with a… describes, in Q & A format, a specific worker’s career path.
  • Data on Display is a graphic presentation of data on employment and other topics.

Career Outlook (formerly Occupational Outlook Quarterly) supplements the Occupational Outlook Handbook and is published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Editorial matters

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All text, charts, and tables are in the public domain, and, with appropriate credit, may be reproduced without permission. Most photographs and illustrations are protected by copyright.

Our staff

Kathleen Green, editor

Sara Royster, managing editor

Elka Torpey, contributing editor

Dennis Vilorio, contributing editor

Edith Baker, associate editor

Peter Fisk, associate editor

John Roach, associate editor

Maureen Soyars, associate editor