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Researching a Career
Researching Careers and Jobs Online
Selected as one of the Best Free Reference Web Sites of 2009 by a committee of the American Library Association, this site provides occupation and industry information, salary data, self-assessment tools and career exploration assistance.
O*NET Online allows users to search for information about specific occupations; or to select certain skills and use those to identify an occupation. Information on wages, hiring trends, and educational requirements is included.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this handbook provides, for hundreds of occupations, the training and education needed; earnings; expected job prospects; what workers do on the job; and working conditions.