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"It's not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
Charles Darwin

Researching Careers and Majors - Read

Online and Print Resources

Career Descriptions

The following provide in-depth information on a variety of careers including work activities, skills/knowledge used, training/education needed, earnings, outlook, and related career titles.

Real People Profiles

The following provide first-hand information from real people in the job.

Career and Industry Outlook

  • Wisconsin Projections - Occupations and industries in Wisconsin that are projected to grow the fastest from 2004-2014.
  • Career Guide to Industries - Provides information on the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, outlook, earnings, and types of occupations.
  • Job Outlook 2009 - Academic majors in highest demand, top industries, skills employers most look for, recruiting methods employers most use, and employer advice.
  • Fastest Growing Occupations -152 occupations, requiring a bachelor's degree or higher, that are projected to grow the fastest from 2002-2012.
  • Occupations with the Most Openings - 158 occupations, requiring a bachelor's degree or higher, with the largest number of projected openings from 2002-2012.
  • Highest Paying Occupations - 210 occupations, requiring a bachelor's degree or higher, with the highest median hourly wages in 2002.
  • Fastest Growing Industries - Industries projected to have the fastest wage and salary employment growth from 2002-2012.

Careers and Work Environments Related to Academic Majors

Print Resources

  • CDC Career Information Library - Contains hundreds of reference tools for exploring careers, occupational fields, and majors. Resources are available for viewing in Mellencamp Hall 128.
  • Public Libraries - Frequently contain career information sections and professional journals and magazines. Ask the librarian for additional suggestions.
  • Professional Associations - Provide career related information through career booklets, magazines, journals, and newsletters.
  • Job Listings/Descriptions - Provide "real world" descriptions of skills, requirements, and expectations employers have of employees with various titles.