From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, here is
the searchable version. It's a nationally recognized source of
career information. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes
what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and
education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide
range of occupations. Need to take it home, but don't have a computer?
Your library has the paper version, too.
& Career Databases
A listing of librarian-recommended
job and career links.
Not ready to wade into a huge database? Try BLS.
This site from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides career
exploration for teens and elementary students based on their
favorite school subjects.
Fun Works: For Careers You Never Knew Existed
This Web site allows students ages 11-15
to explore various careers in the arts, music, sports,
science, technology, medicine, and engineering suited to
their personal interests. It includes quizzes to focus
on aptitudes, games and puzzles to provide a glimpse of
the jobs, and information about necessary education, typical
salaries, and the nature of the work. From the Educational
Link to the Education & Career Opportunities
System through the Compass Guide. Sign up for an ECOS locker
at any MPL library, and then use it for all your education
and career info. It's worth the work because it will help
you choose the right career, write a resume, and find the
education to make it come true. Check with your library for
dates and times when COMPASS counselors are on-site to help
you through the process.
Find wage and employment trends, occupational
requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, millions
of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive
career resource library online.