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Career Choices

Whether you’re just starting out or thinking about your next career move, you need solid information to make the best choices.

We advise some grounded, "occupational research"  to manage your next steps. The term simply means exploring careers in order to make informed, realistic decisions. Occupational research is a powerful tool whether you're examining your current occupation, considering a career change, or launching a first career.

Research activities range from learning about an occupation’s work tasks and required qualifications to investigating critical, big-picture questions on wages, job openings, and whether a profession is predicted to grow (or shrink) in the coming years.

Some excellent research resources exist and the good news is they’re free. O*NET Online and the Occupational Outlook Handbook are online databases with detailed information on hundreds of occupations in the United States. If income is on your mind, you can obtain a customized review of your salary range at Payscale.com or explore salaries by region at SimplyHired.com (scroll down to their "salary estimator".) *

* O*NET Online was developed under the sponsorship of the 
Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
* The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a publication of the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.