Researching Careers and Majors - Read
Online and Print Resources
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.
- America's Career InfoNet
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- The Princeton Review
- Career Videos
- Career Exploration Web Guide
- Career Profiles
- Career Search
- You're a What?
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
- What Can I With A Major In...: - Career titles, employment settings, skills, and websites related to college majors.
- What Can I Do With This Major? - Career areas and preparation strategies, employers, and websites related to academic majors.
- What Can I Do With My Major? - Career titles and employment settings related to college majors.
- Major Resource Kit - Major descriptions, sample job titles, employers, and sources of additional information.
- Major Booklets - Work settings and position titles related to majors.
- Match Major Sheets - Occupations and work settings related to college majors.
- 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.