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The following sites are good places to start your career research. They will give you general information on career descriptions, salary, training requirements, job outlook and more.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes career projections, salary info, job descriptions and more. Browse through occupation groups on the left, or use the search box by SEARCH HANDBOOK to look for a specific career.
From the U.S. Dept of Labor. Gives overviews of careers, salary, training, skills, and more. Use the OCCUPATION SEARCH to look for a specific career, or browse under FIND OCCUPATIONS. Under TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY you can search by skill set.
Click the DETAILS link by VIEW REPORT to get the most specific information about your field.
Also allows search by factors such as Green Jobs for eco-friendly careers or Bright Outlook for expanding fields.
Career One Stop
Search under EXPLORE CAREERS to find most detailed information. Provides national and state averages for salaries, job growth and more.
Under SALARY INFO can compare salaries by State/Metropolitan Area.
Check out the 'Learn More about this Occupation' link at the bottom of the WAGES page.
Career Tools: America's Career InfoNet
Part of Career One Stop. Use 'Certification Finder' and 'Licensed Occupations' to see job requirements by state. Go to 'Career Exploration' to see what job is right for you.
Not as detailed as OOH or O*Net, but has good salary and job statistics. Use the top search box to find your career. Click Career Development to see which jobs suit you.