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Career Guidance Resources: 3. Career Planning

Career Guidance for Merritt

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is a key source of career planning information. It contains a detailed description of hundreds of occupations combined with projections of job growth for each profession.

Users can find specific occupations by    

  • Median Pay (in 2016),
  • Entry Level Education Requirements,
  • On-the-Job Training,
  • Number of new Jobs (projected),
  • Growth-Rate (projected). 

Economic and Employment Projections are periodically released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on an on-going basis.

Career Books at the Merritt Library

Browse the Library's shelves on the upper level of the library.

Many career development books can be found under the HF5381 call number.

Median Weekly Earnings, Job Growth Predictions

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects, analyzes and publishes wage and salary information for numerous occupations.

Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation.

EBooks From EBSCOHost, Choosing Your Major