• Research: Investigate Opportunities in Your Field

    166.9 Projected size (in millions) of the civilian labor force by 2018, an increase of 8.2 percent.
    14-19% Projected growth of elementary school teachers in the United States by 2018.
    $29.01 Median hourly wage of accountants, considered to be a bright outlook occupation.
    1,039,000 Projected job openings for registered nurses by 2018, another bright outlook occupation.

    Before you change jobs or pursue a new career, spend some time researching the occupation and industry. Look for things like projected growth, education requirements, and skills needed to perform the job. Use this information to guide your decision-making and ensure that your career path fulfills your personal and professional goals.

    My Next Move – Whether you are looking to start a career or move within your current career, try My Next Move to learn about career options that match your interests and training.

    Career Outlooks – O*NET Online Comprehensive is a source of occupational data based on a career outlook or a specific skill or tool. Research information on over 950 occupations; skills, education needed, median salary and projected growth.

    My Skill, My Future – This site takes career research to a different level and looks at your current or past jobs to encourage your present and future career exploration.

    Occupational Outlook Handbook – Search through the handbook to find information on hundreds of occupations. The handbook is produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and is updated every two years.

    Career Advice – Advice for job seekers from The Career Project is an interactive database that lets you look as everything from salary information to job profiles and interviews with processionals.

    Salary Calculator – NACE, The National Association of College and Employers, provides detailed compensation data and employment guidance for more than 1,000 occupations based on your education, employment history, and other factors.

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