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Occupational Profiles

These resources are good starting points for finding basic information about specific careers: nature of the work, educational and certification requirements, job duties, and projected growth.

  • Career Encyclopedias
  • O*NET Online: Occupational Information Network
    • Standard Occupational Classification Manual (SOC)
    • Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT)
  • Occupational Outlook
    • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    • Career Guide to Industries
    • Occupational Outlook Quarterly / Career Outlook
  • Specialized Sources for Specific Careers