Learn About Careers

In order to make informed career decisions, it is essential that individuals have accurate information about occupations and industries and understand educational requirements, job outlook, average salaries, etc.The following websites can help you to obtain essential labor market information: 

PDF Researching Careers and Employers
Download the Career Planning & Development Center's guide to finding accurate sources of information about careers. 

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Part of the United State's Department of Labor website.You can obtain information about occupations, industries and economic conditions on this site. 

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Obtain detailed information about occupations including the nature of the work, educational requirements, outlook, etc. 

Access comprehensive information about occupations including tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, related occupations, and wage and employment trends. 

Provides information about the fastest growing occupations, occupations with the most openings, videos of individuals working in specific careers, etc. 

Organized by interest areas such as hobbies, personality, or school subjects, InsideJobs provides occupation profiles and videos related to those interest areas.

Inside Career Info
Offers general job descriptions along with information on career skills, education, and personal testimonials.

Glassdoor holds a growing database of 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, office photos, and more. All of this information is entirely shared by those who know the company the best – the employees.  

Professional Associations 
Professional associations are groups of people who work in the same field. Their websites can provide extensive information about the occupation such as up-to-date knowledge and research findings, industry news, certification/licensure requirements, accredited graduate school directories, mentor programs, and much more. Use a search engine to seek out professional associations related to your field or the National Trade and Professional Associations of the United States directory available at libraries. 

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Career Planning & Development Center
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Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Fall 2014 Walk-In Hours 
Available during the following times when classes are in session: 

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Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn about topics you can discuss during your 10-15 minute meeting with a Student Career Advisor.


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