RESOURCES TO RESEARCH CAREERS:
NOTE: Also check out the Links associated with various majors on the "What Can I Do With a Major In..?" pages to research various career fields!
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this inclusive guide provides information about occupations including typical duties, work environment, training & education, salary information and job outlook.
Interactive and accessible occupational information.
16 Career Clusters
Career clusters identify pathways from secondary school to two- and four-year colleges, graduate school, and the workplace, so students can learn in school and what they can do in the future.
America's Career InfoNet
Profiles of over 750 specific occupations, including salary information by state and county. This site also has Career Videos On-Line
Find information about various careers within U.S. communities.
Snapshots: Interviews with Professionals
Created by The University of Chicago Career Advising & Planning Services.
State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
The Department licenses and regulates 132 different types of credentials in more than 58 professional fields. Learn more about educational and licensing requirements for occupations ranging from Substance Abuse Counselors and Nursing Home Administrators to Real Estate Professionals and Funeral Directors.
See a list of certification examinations for various career
fields and learn more about what these exams entail. Includes
America's Career InfoNet Career Videos
550 career videos
Videos range from learning more about careers to researching employers.
RoadTripNation (PBS Series)
View interviews with various professionals to learn how they paved their career path in a wide variety of career fields and industries.
Often times, students might wonder about career trends and what jobs are in highest demand. Here are some resources to help you research employment projections and trends:
State Occupational Projections
Projected employment growth for occupations among various states.
U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the following resources:
- Career Guide to Industries
- Employment Projections
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Occupational Outlook Quarterly
Wisconsin WORKNet: Wisconsin's Workforce and Labor Market
CAREER RESOURCE LIBRARY:
The Career Resource Library offers a wide range of materials on selecting a career or major, employment projections, alary information, as well as books on resume writing, interviewing and other job search topics.
Many resources are available for a one-week check out period
for registered students, faculty and staff.