Explore Occupations and Industries

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Explore Occupations and Industries 

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Describes about 250 occupations in detail, covering about 104 million jobs, or 85% of all jobs in the U.S.  Learn about careers of interest by exploring the nature of the work, required education and training, advancement and earning possibilities, and what related occupations you might consider. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • CareerTV -  The world's most visited career video website. It provides career explorers with free, personalized career profiles, career coaching, career-related videos, salary reports, and career news.
  • America's Career Info Net:  Obtain career information on a variety of occupational fields.
  • O*NET- Occupational Information Network sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor- Search current occupations by job title or job family.  Create a list of skills you have or plan to acquire, then find occupations that match most of your skills. Get a brief or detailed summary of characteristics associated with a selected occupation, including abilities, knowledge, skills, work activities, work context, tasks, interests, and work values. Generate a list of up to 10 occupations having worker characteristics and worker requirements similar to an occupation you choose.
  • Career Guide to Industries 2008-09 Edition - Search careers by industry (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Industry Preference Exercise - Use this exercise to determine industries of interest and find online information and resources corresponding to each.
  •  Vault Occupational Profiles - Get the inside scoop on the compensation, career path and other vitals of hot occupations with Vault's occupational profiles.
  • Vault Industry Channels - Includes insider research, community, and career tools for entry and advancement in industries from accounting to venture capital.
  • Find How - Career Exploration - Includes an extensive collection of career profiles with resources to find out how to pursue a variety of fields.
  • Recession Proof Jobs - Article from Forbes 7/19/08
  • JobsRated.com - A comprehensive rating of the best and worst jobs using detailed analysis to measure careers by factors such as working conditions, competitiveness, hiring outlook and physical exertion, giving each a score and ranking.
  • Job Profiles.org:  A career exploration and inspiration web site where experienced workers share their motivations, basic skills and advice with those just entering the career field. There are many paths to success in the work world. Job Profiles gives an inside look into some of them.  Each profile was completed by someone (from the U.S. or Canada) who is successful in their job.  The persons profiled have been selected because of their accomplishments.
  • Career Search - College Board Online- Research occupational information and related educational programs for a variety of careers.
  • CareerOneStop - Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
  • JobStar Central - Guides to Specific Careers 
  • Career Exploration Links - Over 700 links to Career Information, Graduate School, and Educational Options.
  • Health Careers in New Hampshire - Explore occupational information on a variety of health careers
  • Job Shadow - you can read real interviews from people as they talk about the jobs they do and the careers they have.

Explore Academic Majors 

  • "Choosing a Major"-Explore career planning options for all Rivier University Undergraduate Majors.  Discover for each major: Possible Career Paths, Skills to Develop, Sample Job Titles, Examples of Employers, Ways to Increase Employability, Resources of Career Information, Related Professional and College Organizations, & Career Related Internet Resources.
  • What can I do with this Major/Degree? - Information to help you connect majors with careers
  • What can I do with a Graduate Degree in...? - Information on career paths to consider when pursuing a graduate degree
  • U. of Delaware Major Resource Kits - Links majors to a variety of career alternatives
  • Find and Research College Majors - Princeton Review offers a comprehensive list of majors and their profiles and allows you to research majors by name or by browsing through an alphabetical list.  If you aren't sure which specific major you want to study, you can select from a list of  broad categories in order to explore related majors.

Professional Associations on the Net 

  • Associations on the Net - Internet sites providing information about a wide variety of professional and trade associations, cultural and art organizations, political parties and advocacy groups, labor unions, academic societies, and research institutions.
  • Links to Professional Associations 
  • Links to Trade Associations - Resources from Yahoo to hundreds of associations and organizations representing a variety of occupations and professions.  A great way to find out about becoming a student or professional member in organizations that provide career, internship, education, and job information in fields of interest.

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