best sites for clear career exploration is
the Occupational Outlook Handbook
site hosted by the U.S. Department of
Labor ( www.bls.gov/ooh). This site is an
Handbook that has been published by
updated and expanded and includes information about pay, education, training,
career in the United States.
of the screen, you will see a list of occupation groups. If, for example, you want
to learn more about a career in fashion
design,;select;the;“Arts;and;Design”;oc-cupation group from the menu. That will
open a web page with a number of different careers within that category. The page
will highlight fashion design and give a
brief summary of the career, including
career. Across the top of the career page
there are a number of tabs:
information about the career. It also
has a bit of information about each of
specific details about the job. It will
usually list different options that are
read details about the education and
training that are typically required to
get started in this career.
• Pay: This page will give you a general idea of how much money you can
expect to earn if you decide that this
career is right for you.
expand or contract over the next decade, giving you an idea about whether
or not there will be a lot of jobs in this
the career you selected is not quite the
other occupations that are similar to
the selected career, giving you additional options to explore.
list organizations that are related to
the career you have selected. Often
learn even more about the career and
time and learn as much as you can about
use of the online resources as a starting
you can, to learn even more about your
selected career. Finding the answer to
“What are you going to do after high
lot of fun.
Jeffrey Ober is a full-time freelance writer
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He and his wife Rikki live in remote Juneau,
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