The following web sites provide job descriptions,
wage and salary data, education requirements and a host of other information
on thousands of occupations.
- The Find Occupations section is the best online
source of information on any career or job! It includes a
description of all tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, education/training
required, work values, work needs, salary data by state, etc., just
type in any job title.
Using this information in combination with several career interest “tests” the
SMCC Career Center has, we can help you identify many occupations
that seems to be a good “match” for you!
- The Skills Search section identifies
your work related skills (as you see yourself) and then matches them
- Crosswalk allows you to “cross match” all occupation title codes
numbers (if you have them) with the major job classification systems
- Dictionary of Occupational Title (DOT)
- Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)
- Military Occupational Classification (MOC)
- Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS).
Also on this page there is a "job accommodations link" that
takes you to extensive information of accommodations for a wide variety of handicapping conditions.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - US Department of Labor
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) - detailed job descriptions and other information on hundreds of occupations. To access, click on “OOH Search” on the top right.
See what careers are most often associated with specific college majors. Click on the “Career” tab on the top and then click on “Turn a Major into a Career”. Then select a specific major. On the next page, click on the “Graduate Programs and Careers” tab.
Explore what occupations your four-year degree could lead to and lots of other useful links and in depth information.
Provides up to date salary data by state for 100's
of occupations. Includes extensive descriptions of these occupations. Select
state and occupation and then click on “select”. When the next page comes
up you can review the questions listed or scroll to bottom and select "create
basic report. The description of the occupation listed is on the bottom
of this page.
A comprehensive site with a variety of useful information on career resources, job
search, resume writing (step by step tutorial), college search, etc..