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These online resources can be supplemented with the library of books, magazines and brochures at the Career Center.


OCCUPATION DESCRIPTIONS FROM GOVERNMENT SITES

A good source of information on career outlook and salary. It is useful for your career research paper. Click on "Keyword Search" which brings up a list of specific occupations. Click on the occupation you are interested in and you will find a description of the career, educational requirements, salary and outlook. Figures on salary and outlook are national figures. (The San Diego area tends to be a little higher.)

One of the best up-to-date references on occupational outlook and new careers. It is published by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This site has California information which is more accurate for San Diego and is a great resource for your career research paper.

The California Occupational Guide describes careers, working conditions, California employment outlook, training required, salary and addresses for more information on the career.

This is not a government-run site but it does have the information about federal jobs and internships that are currently available.


CAREER EXPLORATION SITES

Resume Writer, Skills Profiler, Certification Finder, Job Description Writer and Career Resource Library with 5000 links to career resources. The Career Resource Library has sections on employment trends, general career sites, search engine career pages and work and life issues.

Recent college graduates get help with career development and job search. It has updated information on employment trends and provides information on employers who are hiring college graduates. This site is useful for career planning and interviewing.

Find wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and an extensive career resource library online.

There is an outstanding collection of Career Videos grouped by career cluster, with over 300 videos in Spanish. When you are looking at the  occupation names, be sure and scroll down to see the full list.

Self-assessment, a career matching assistant and a comprehensive list of careers and requirements.

Visit the Career Explorer section to find careers matching artistic, conventional, enterprising, investigative, realistic and social careers. It is a good idea to visit this site after you have completed the Strong Interest Inventory. Find a comprehensive list of careers and the fastest growing careers in California.

Select "Browse Career Profiles" to find out about a typical day in the life of someone in your chosen occupation. Educational requirements and related careers are included. I especially like the section on quality of life in the occupation after 2, 5, and ten years. You may also be interested in the section on salary after 5 or 10 years in the occupation.

This website belongs to Dick Bolles, author of a frequently used career book titled, "What Color is your Parachute". It contains career assessment, how to use the Internet for job search, how to post your resume online, information on salaries and job openings.


SALARY INFORMATION

Find out what salary you will earn in your chosen occupation. The salary wizard calculates your salary based on geographical area. Links to job boards are included.

How much will you earn in your career in 2025? The Economic Research Institute projects your future earnings


EMPLOYMENT SCREENING TESTS

Practice taking a variety of sample employment screening tests for free.

 

Career Technical Education

This web site is supported by Carl D. Perkins VTEA IC funds through the System. Office, California Community Colleges,
Grant #08-C01-020

Revised  February 13, 2014
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