This website was created to provide broad access to the Occupational Information Network database of occupational information. It includes information on skills, abilities, work activities, and interests associated with more than 950 occupations. This resource allows visitors to browse occupations using many different search terms. Occupational information is gathered primarily from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sources. Reports include information about Holland Summary Codes. It is continually updated.
America’s Career InfoNet (www.careerinfonet.org)
Part of CareerOneStop, this website offers a variety of tools and resources for career exploration, education information, and job search instruction. It helps users explore career opportunities and make informed employment and education choices. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. It is continually updated.
National Career Development Assoc.
This website is updated annually with hundreds of helpful resources, services, and tools that assist users in exploring careers, planning for the future, searching for employment, and finding the additional training necessary to pursue a dream.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.bls.gov/ooh)
This website provides the latest information on more than 250 occupations, accounting for 90% of U.S. jobs. Information includes nature of work, places of employment, training and other qualifications, advancement, employment outlook, earnings, working conditions, and sources of additional information.
On the day they graduate, 65% of college graduates have not determined a career path.
Students will often stay with a college major they dislike to “just get the degree”.
The average cost of a 4-year degree is $100,000 to $180,000.
Students spend countless hours preparing for SATs but little time evaluating future career options.
84% of people are unhappy with their jobs.
Passion and hard work are better predictors of future success than attending a “prestige school”.
Skill in a particular class does not always translate into a good future career match.
You cannot choose the best career path by simply taking an online career test; just like you would not pick your future spouse by simply reading an online profile.
Employers typically care more about "soft-skills" like teamwork than college attended or GPA.
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