Occupational Exploration: Find out what careers are out thereCheck out these great web sites for occupations in various fields and great overviews including, job tasks, working conditions, information about training and education needed, earnings, job outlook, and more
O*Net –Occupational Information Network - US Dept. of Labor
Career information in outline format including: tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, values, education required, related careers and state and national salary ranges. Includes videos and wages by state as well as national.
OOH - Occupational Outlook Handbook – U.S. Dept. of Labor
Includes nature of work, working conditions, employment statistics, training required, job outlook, earnings, related occupations and sources of additional information.
California Occupational Guide Includes job duties, working conditions, job outlook, wages, benefits, education and other requirements, and training specific to California.
InsideJobs - Provides descriptive profiles, insightful videos, and helpful career information for over 15,000 jobs in 10 different career families.
Information on 900 occupations includes California state specific wages, worker attributes, job characteristics, and more. Includes an interest assessment.
Occupational outlook information, wage and trend information, discussion of relevant skills and abilities, as well as online video "snapshots" of specific occupations.
FOCUS (UCSC career exploration and assessment tool)
Go to the Focus page and create an account. Once you are into the main menu, go the “Research Any Career: Explore the Possibilities” section. You can search careers by name, industry or major.