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Best Sources to Start Your Career Exploration
Occupational Outlook Handbook by
Call Number: online
Publication Date: Current Year
This is one of the best places to learn about occupations. It is current and gives a thorough background on the job, including: typical duties, required training and education, salary, outlook, and links to more information.
Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
is a database of occupational requirements and worker attributes. It describes occupations in terms of the skills and knowledge required, how the work is performed, and typical work settings. It is a comprehensive source of descriptors, with ratings of importance, level, relevance or extent, for more than 900 occupations that are key to the U.S. economy. (Formerly known as the Dictionary of Occuptional Titles.)