Research potential career options with the Web and book resources in this section.
America's Career InfoNet - This site has the most extensive career resource library online. In their career resource library you will find an extensive career video collection. From Accountants to Zoologists, they have nearly 450 career videos showing real people doing real work. At their site you will also find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, and millions of employer contacts nationwide.
California Occupational Guides - Sponsored by the California Employment Development Department, this site features an extensive list of careers as well as job descriptions; working conditions; employment outlook; wages, hours and benefits; training and entrance requirements; and addresses of professional associations in each field.
Career Launch - A very useful career and college site, Career Launch provides resources and links to help teens with self-assessment, summer opportunities, college search, career development, and more. Available from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Career Overview - CareerOverview.com’s Explore Career section provides reliable, up-to-date, and relevant career information and job descriptions for job seekers. Includes information on hundreds of popular careers throughout the United States. For each career listing you will find a job description and review that describes work activities and environment, training and career education requirements, personal qualifications required for success in the particular field, earning potential, as well as job outlook and employment projections through the end of this decade.
CareerTV - CareerTV presents career information in a video format including personalized career profiles, salary reports, career news, and more.
College Board: Majors and Career Central - In the Majors and Career Central area of the College Board site you can learn about working conditions, job forecasts, and related professions, and browse specific jobs within 25 general career categories.
Job Profiles - This site provides insider information from professionals on a variety of careers. You'll find information about the pros and cons of each career, future forecast, and advice for entering the field.
JobStar: Career Guides - In JobStar's Career Guides you will find links to other sites that give specific career information including salary projections.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Hosted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Outlook Handbook Web site is extremely comprehensive, with many careers listed. Each career listing includes descriptions of the nature of work, working conditions, the number of people employed in the field, training requirements, job outlook, earnings, and related occupations. This site also includes addresses of professional associations in the field, which you can contact for additional information.
O*Net Online - The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center - The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center offers information on technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare jobs. Includes detailed career information and career profiles, educational requirements, and salaries. In addition, you can browse interviews with hundreds of professionals who offer candid insight into their own diverse careers.
State Occupational Projections Longterm - Information on this site allows projected employment growth for an occupation to be compared among states. It also allows projected employment growth among occupations to be compared within one state. This information can help you make a more informed career decision.
University of California at Berkeley: Career Exploration Links - At this site you can investigate career paths, industries, and opportunities for gaining experience in the field of your choosing.
U.S. Department of Labor: Career Guide to Industries - The Career Guide to Industries is a companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which provides information on careers from an occupational perspective. The Career Guide to Industries tells you about occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings, expected job prospects, working conditions, and lists of organizations that can provide additional information. In addition, the Career Guide gives you links to information about the job market in each state.
Vocational Information Center - The Vocational Information Center Web site is an education directory that provides links to online resources for career exploration, technical education, workforce development, technical schools and related vocational learning resources. A great resource for job seekers wanting to locate a trade school, review the job market, learn more about vocational and technical careers, and to find out what skills employers seek.