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General Career Exploration Websites

The websites listed here provide a wealth of information about careers and job prospects in a wide range of fields and industries, including the military. These are great sites for general exploration of career possibilities.

Occupational Outlook HandbookBureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook
For hundreds of different types of jobs such as architect, teacher, dentist, lawyer, engineer, and nurse the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. www.bls.gov/oco/

GraduatesCareer Voyages is a website that will help students explore career options and learn about high growth jobs with better wages and a bright future in industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, healthcare, homeland security, transportation and many others. This website also lists some high demand occupations that do not require as many years of education. In fact, there are many alternatives to a 4-year degree, including apprenticeships, vocational certificates, and 2-year degrees. www.careervoyages.gov.

Career Voyages also has a web page for parents who want to learn more about how they can help their teens make good career decisions, and information about how to pay for college education: www.careervoyages.gov/parents-main.cfm

Life Works Career Finder is a web-based tool that sifts through 128 possibilities in health and medical science careers and generates a list of jobs for you to explore, based on your interests and skills. You can then read detailed job profiles about each of the options generated, with information about the job, educational requirements, and the skills, abilities and interests associated with that job.  In addition, there is an interview with someone who works in each of the 128 jobs.
science.education.nih.gov/LifeWorks.nsf/CareerFinder.htm

woman at computerAutomated Advisor: Occupations: This website provides information about 949 occupations including Accountants, Family Practitioners, Graphic Designers, Podiatrists, Traffic Technicians, Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists, and many more, all arranged alphabetically. For each occupation, there is a video of people working in that area, as well as a detailed job description and information about career prospects. You will also find information about the educational requirements and the best programs of study for that career, as well as the national employment outlook.
vcc.asu.edu/autoadvisor/Occupations

Today's Military: This website is intended to inform students and their parents as they discuss the Military as a career option. www.todaysmilitary.com

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