When you know about your personality and interests and have an idea about careers that you might want to pursue, it is a good idea to learn about various occupations and their educational requirements and future prospects. The following resources will get you started.
- For dozens of different kinds of industries—such as healthcare, business and financial services, and computer and information services — the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tells you about occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings, expected job prospects, and working conditions.
- O*Net Online provides a service to search for career options based on career clusters, career outlook, industry, and job zone.
- MyNextMove.org provides a search tool that allows you to search by industry.
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook contains general information about different careers, including the training and education they require, earnings potential, job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.
- Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides a series of links to websites which give helpful information on jobs available in Ohio.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics has an Occupation Finder that lets you search for an occupation by education level, projected growth rate, 2012 median income and other categories.