There are many resources to research career fields in which you may be interested. Five great resources are listed below. As you look at different careers or job titles you will be able to find information on what you do on a daily basis in those jobs, the skills that are needed, the values that are important to that field, and the work environment. You can tie all of this together with the self-assessment piece to help you make choices. Each link below is briefly described and click on the title to go to their websites. Many of the webpages on the Job Search Websites page also provide career information too.
- InsideJobs: 15,000 video interviews with professionals in many fields are available here for free. Very helpful to see what people do in their jobs and why they like what they do.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: This resource can be found on-line and has much information about almost every job title imaginable.
- O*NET: O*NET is an on-line database of job titles where you can find descriptions, 10-year estimates of job outlook, and salary ranges by state.
- Wetfeet.com: On this website you can research career fields and organizations. You can subscribe to this to gain even more information.
- Vault.com: Similar to Wetfeet and you can also subscribe to this to get more in-depth information.
- Salary Calculator by Industry: The National Association of Colleges and Employers offers the most accurate compensation data available. It is free to students and you can research salaries nationwide in any field.