There are many helpful resources to research a career.

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook:

You can search this site for almost any occupation in the USA. It will tell you the average pay for each job as well as what education level you need to enter that field. It will tell you about the work environment – who hires people for that job and what part of the country makes the most money in that career.


O*NET Resource Center:

The O*NET database is an interactive application for exploring different occupations – it is continuously updated from information gathered about many people who work in each occupation in the United States. You can learn what skills and abilities you will need to succeed in a particular career. A helpful feature is the list of job titles associated with each career – this can help you find how jobs are listed on websites like and It will also list information about wages for each occupation and related occupations you can explore.


Career One Stop:

Career One Stop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The nation’s most trustworthy provider of comprehensive, integrated, relevant, and personalized workforce information tools and resources.


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