"Learn all about the occupations you find interesting. You can read about the nature of the work, education and training requirements, advancement opportunities, employment, salary, and ten-year job outlook for hundreds of occupations. The Handbook also lists related occupations and sources of additional information." --web site description
"Essential resource for public, college, high school, and junior high school libraries; career centers; guidance offices; and other agencies involved with career exploration and planning.... Comprehensive overviews of 120 career fields and industries. The latest information on job duties, salaries, and employment trends for more than 820 professions. Sidebars providing additional reading on industry issues and history, useful Web sites, industry jargon, and much more." --publisher description
Databases for Career Resources
Here is a sample of databases that can provide information on career fields and industries:
Collection of over 1200 videos covering career exploration, career fields, job search skills, and job success skills. Be sure to use the dropdown menu and hit the Apply link to filter the results in the list to a more focused topic group.
Web Sites on Careers
Here are just a few of the many web sites relevant to Careers:
Description from MERLOT: "JAN is a consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the employability of people with disabilities, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Included in this site are: disability resources, accommodation ideas, JAN publications, links to Web sites by specific disabilities, support group information, and details on how to author accessible Web pages."
Description from web site: "The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a comprehensive range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations. These services, provided statewide through a One-Stop Career Center system benefit job seekers, laid off workers, youth, individuals currently working, veterans, and people with disabilities."
From the USA.gov web site: "USAJOBS is the official jobsite for the U.S. federal government and is operated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Most federal civilian jobs–with the exception of jobs in the federal judiciary–are posted on USAJOBS."