How to go about looking up the training required for a career and how to look up the employment outlook for that career
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (Government website)
"For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more. You can also view frequently asked questions about the Handbook."
- OOH - Green Careers
Subset of job descriptions that specifically deal with alternative energy and sustainable development movements
If you have some general idea about what you would like to persue as a career, check whether there is a regional or national professional Association website, and look for "career" or "education opportunities' for more information. You may find these professional websites on the "Websites" tab of any "Library Subject Guides", or you might do a google search with your career and the words "association" "academy" ... some sample sites are listed below:
- American Psychological Association (APA --> Students)
This student resource page on the APA website offers information and Scholarships &Grants, Information on Graduate Schools, and a section on "Careers in Psychology"
- American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA --> Your PA Career)
Offers "resources for PA students, including information on student societies and transitioning from the classroom to professional practice, information on national certification and state licensing, and resources for job transitions, specifically information on interviewing and contract negotiation"
- American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
Covers requirements, Career Opportunities, Q&A, and certification, etc.