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Career Resources: Researching an Occupation

Explore these library resources to help you find the right career or major.

Employment Statistics

• Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Use the price indexes on this page to get a sense of what product costs.

• BLS: Occupational Employment Statistics

Annual employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. Estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available, 

• BLS: Occupational Outlook Handbook

The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education, and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. 

 Local Insights

Provides labor and economic statistics broken out by county in Utah

Articles on Career

• Professional Development Collection 

Career resources with an emphasis on education.

• Vocational and Careers Database 

Search resources related to vocational and careers database.

Researching Different Professions

• CareerOnestop 
• The Career Project 
• O Net Online 
• Riley Guide 
• Zillman Employment Resources 
• Utah Futures 

Career Search Tips Videos

Tools from your local public libraries