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    About OOQ Online

    To make the best use of the medium, OOQ Online gives you the opportunity to read a "nutshell" description or a "snippet" from each OOQ article before you download the full text of the article.

    Nutshells and snippets are provided in the standard language of the Web, HTML. They are meant for online reading. The full text of each article is available in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). The PDF files are not designed for online reading; instead, we provide them so that users may print copies that will be substantially easier to read on paper than they would be to read online.

    OOQ Online includes an index of articles published online since Spring 1999. In addition, a 5-year index for articles in print, through Spring 2013, is available in the winter issues through 2012-13.

    OOQ provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as unusual occupations, tips for jobseekers, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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    Beside each link to a PDF file, you will find a notation of the file size. The file size gives you an indication of the time required to download the file.

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    The following features appear in most issues of Occupational Outlook Quarterly:

    • Grab Bag presents a collection of brief items of interest to counselors and students.

    • My career is an interview with a worker that describes, in Q & A format, his or her career path.

    • You're a what? explores unusual occupations by taking a look at the career of someone in that occupation.

    • OOChart is a graphic presentation of data of interest to counselors and students.

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    Copyright information

    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.

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    Publishing schedule
    An issue goes online near the beginning of the season in which it is published. For example, the Spring issue goes online in mid- to late March, near the beginning of the spring season.

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    Our Staff


    • Kathleen Green

    Managing editor

    • Sara Royster

    Contributing editors

    • Elka Torpey

    • Dennis Vilorio

    Associate editors

    • Monica Gabor

    • John Roach

    • Maureen Soyars

    Layout and design

    • Dennis Vilorio

    Design consultant

    • Keith Tapscott

    • Bruce Boyd

    Web production

    • Douglas Himes

    • Jay McDaniel

    • Ann Norris

    • Demetrio Scopelliti

    Last Updated: November 19, 2012