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Career Guidance Resources: 2. Career-Assessment

Career Guidance for Merritt


Career-Assessment is the vital first step of understanding what types of jobs exist, in which industries, where, and under which work conditions, wages levels, and other requirements.

  logo image for the Bureau of Labor Statistics webpage called "Career Outlook"

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a part of the Dept. of Labor, produces a quarterly online magazine 

Career Outlook that prints timely in-depth articles about specific career fields.    

Sample Article:

Careers for nurses: Opportunities & options. March 2020


eBooks in the Merritt Library

Books in the Merritt Library

Career-Assessment Databases

                             Image of the logo for O Net Online produced by the US Department of Labor 

O*NET Online (Occupational Information Network)  

Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor


                              An image of the logo of the "Occupational Outlook Handbook" published by the US government


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Published by the U.S. Dept. of Labor. BLS


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California Occupational Guides

Search by county and occupation 

Published by the State of California Employment Development Department

Career Assessment Videos

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Understand Career Assessment in this 2 minute video Career Profile Assessment.

Watch the complete 29 minute video Evaluating Career Options.

Personal Strengths & Your Career Development is a short  2 minute video produced by the University of Kentucky.

Click to download the interactive presentation

Top Ten Fastest Growing Occupations 2024, 

which is produced by the Dept of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Once this video has downloaded, click on the mp4 file to open it, and click the play button.


Which Majors for Your Desired Jobs - Books at Merritt