Links to Helpful Websites

Discover a World of Career Opportunities 

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Check out these other helpful sites.

Career Coach  provides the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.
Choosing a Career
Career Exploration
Local Labor Market and Salary Information
Research the Employer

Job Search Techniques 

Job Search
Career-Specific Job Search

U.S. Department of Labor site with information about occupations: descriptions, trends, training necessary, and salary information.  Helpful Note: Scroll down to the middle of the page for the section "Ways to Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook" and select one of the three options to research careers of interest.

O*Net OnLine

Provides broad access to O*Net database of occupational information to the general public.  Once you are on the O*Net site, click the "Find Occupations" link to research careers by "Job Zones" (use the drop down options to determine the levels of education you want to pursue and for which positions you will qualify).  Select "Career Clusters" of "Job Family" to research occupations that are in the same field of work.  Other research options are available. 

My Next Move

A new, free, and easy-to-use online career search tool. "By leveraging technology in a user-friendly tool, My Next Move will help those seeking career guidance learn more about work opportunities in fields that are of interest to them and that are likely to have job openings today and well into the future."

Use My Next Move to search over 900 different careers and see important information including skills, tasks, technologies, salaries, and employment outlook. Discover related apprenticeships and training, and search actual job openings. Find careers through a keyword search; by browsing industries; or through the new 60-item, web-based O*NET Interest Profiler Short Form, a tool that offers career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

Wall Street Journal Career Website
Useful information on a variety of career topics. 

College Grad
The #1 entry level job site, with information about careers, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, employers, entry level job postings and salaries.

List of popular professional associations for career decision makers and job searchers. 

U.S. Military ASVAB website provides general and military career information, based on Holland's codes. 

Careers by Worker Trait Group
Michigan Occupational Information System.  This site connects you to the Michigan Virtual University which provides information on various careers.  229 occupations are outlined here to help you learn what is required for success. 

More Career Profiles
Provides information on various careers as well as through professional interviews of people in different career fields. 

Career Builder
Search for jobs and get career advice and information. 

Monster Job Profiles 
This site provides information on various careers as well as links to other useful career information. 

Economic Research Institute
Provides Salary information for various careers. 

America's Career Information Network
Provides wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, stat-by-state labor market information, and general information to help you make informed career decisions. 



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