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English 220: Career Research

Professional Business Communication Resources

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Career Databases

Use the below databases to begin exploring careers.

       Annual employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. 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. 

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

       A source fo researching occupations. You can even browse by skills and abilities. 

       Find the most currently available data for over 400 careers and links to over 140 career profiles that detail educational                             requirements, the work, and where to research further. 

Helpful Books

Help for Choosing a Career

Still need direction with your career path? Check out the below links for tips and advice.

• 10 Tips for Choosing a Career

Consider these items to make sure your desired career will be what you expect it to be.

• CareerOnestop

Tools to research career information, training, and jobs. 

• CareerOnestop - Informational Interviews.

Tips for informational interviews (as well as some good questions to ask).

• Lynda - Managing your Career

Series of videos that will help you succeed in the path you choose. 

• My Next Move

Browse careers by the industry of interest.

• My Skills, My Future

Search a career you're interested in pr search a job you've already had to find careers that match your skillset.