Resource of the Week: Occupational Handbook

Resource Name: Occupational Handbook

Where to find it: You can access it by clicking on the following link: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

What it is: The Occupational Handbook is a website that has a ton of career information. The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay and more. Each profile also includes a Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projection for the 2010-2020 decade.

Who it’s good for: This website is literally good for every student getting ready to explore different fields because the Occupational Handbook offers insights on 13 major occupational clusters including management, business and finance, sales, service, production, farming, Armed Services, office and administrative support and construction. No matter what field you’re interested in, you will no doubt find more specific information on it.

Why you should use it: The Handbook gives job search tips, links to information about the job market in each state and much more. It’s the perfect place to decide on a career field for yourself too! A lot of students are undecided and understandably so. By looking at statistics for different jobs you may be interested in, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices. Plus it’s an official government website, so you can imagine how official the information posted on the website it!

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