Friday, January 30, 2009

Looking for a job? Are you trying to decide on a career?

Occupational Outlook Handbook

What do you want to be when you grow up? If this question still haunts you, consider looking at the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which details average yearly salaries, job duties, qualifications, educational attainment, etc. Accessible online at www.bls.gov/OCO/. Additionally, you can gain a sense for the future growth or decline of a particular career. If you want to know what kinds of jobs are available or preferred by those in specific majors, check out www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm. This site provides several career options for each school subject, such as math, reading, science, computers, and even helping people.

Did you know that an average pharmacist makes between $80,000 and $100,000 annually? If you like chemistry and math classes this might be just the career for you. Discover what other workers and professionals make from the Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/OCO/. This resource also provides informed estimates about those careers that will be in most demand. So you like nature, music, or sports better? Check out the following website to discover which jobs may be more suited to your interests: www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm.

What’s your favorite subject in school? If you like computers, you might be interested in becoming a database analyst, a software engineer, a support specialism, a webmaster, a hardware engineer, or a systems analyst. Throughout the country a webmaster averaged between “$49,510 and $82,630 in 2006.” Additionally, “the number of [webmaster] jobs is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations between 2006 and 2016.” To see specific subjects connected to potential occupations, look at www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm. Or take a peek at the Occupational Outlook Handbook for more detailed information and even more occupations: www.bls.gov/OCO/.

What’s your favorite college class that you’ve taken so far? Would you like to know what kinds of jobs are available for someone who likes a particular subject in school? Take a look at www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm to see potential occupations, earnings, jobs in high demand, descriptions of responsibilities, and education requirements. For more detailed information and a longer list of jobs, access the Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website: www.bls.gov/OCO/.

2 comments:

Google Salaries said...

If you're looking for a job, think about the salary of that job first, then start your search. You'll really benefit from doing it this way.

Spencer said...

Thank you for posting the link to that salary finder website. What a quick tool for learning about specific jobs and what they pay. Of course, the salary does not always give the whole picture, because it does not include benefits, that is, insurance, retirement, and so forth.