Career Exploration:
Discover Your Choices

Internet Resources

Below is a list of Internet resources that will help you identify and research your career options.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2002-03 Edition

Provides “essential information about prospective changes in the world of work and the qualifications that will be needed by tomorrow’s workers.” It describes the nature of the work, working conditions, employment levels, required education and training, and outlooks for a wide variety of jobs and careers.

Find a Career

Describes nearly 200 careers, from accountant to zoologist. Includes a “day in the life” or the typical duties of each career, how to get there, the past and future of each job, the typical quality of life after two, five, and ten years working in each career, and other info. From the Princeton Reveiw Online. (To get a complete list of careers, just leave the search box empty.)

America’s Career InfoNet

Provides a wealth of information on most careers, including salary and industry trends, job outlook, and links to career information. Especially good labor market info at the national, state, and local level.

“How To” info for job seekers: résumés, career & salary info, the hidden job market, job banks & fairs, career centers, libraries

Career Choices

The University of Manitoba’s Counseling Service has put together a list of links which lead to descriptions of various occupations. The links are arranged by college subjects, which some career explorers may find helpful.

What can I do with a major in....?

Here are several similar resources which list occupational opportunities by college subject.

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
State University of West Georgia
University of Delaware

How do I decide on a career?

From College Board Online, lists of career descriptions organized by type of career.

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