Career Information

Many adults have begun or are contemplating "mid-career" change. You may want to move from being a practitioner to the classroom or to a new line of work that frees you from your current routine.

Steps to a New Career

Step 1. Assessments. Learn about who you are, your interests, values, and skills.
Step 2. Explore Careers. Explore occupations and how they connect to your interests and abilities
Step 3. Research. Learn about the economy, the labor market, and outlook for jobs
Step 4. Education & Training. Find degree programs that best fit your career goals.

Career Guides

For a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations visit U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

The US Department of Labor has several pages devoted to the relationship between education and careers. Generally speaking, jobs that require high levels of education and skill pay higher wages than jobs that require few skills and little education. Statistics from the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) validate this viewpoint by revealing that the unemployment rate among people who have a professional degree is significantly lower than that of people who have a high school diploma or less than a complete high school education. In addition, earnings increase significantly as a worker's degree of education rises. An analysis of the educational services industry as a growing source of jobs. Also states that most managerial and professional specialty positions in the educational field, which account for more than 6 out of every 10 jobs, require at least a bachelor's degree, and some require a master's or doctoral degree.

Earnings by Educational Attainment and Sex BLS data indicating that the earnings are higher and the unemployment rate is lower for people who have high levels of education. The reverse is true for the least educated American workers.

America's Career InfoNet Information about educational levels for various occupations, as well as average wage ranges by occupation and geographical area.

Assessments

Personality And Interest Assessments - Tests And Information To Help You Determine What Career Path Is Right For You
Career Self-Assessment - Find A Career That Matches Your Abilities And Personality
Career Matching Assistant - Find A Career Best Suited To Your Interests And Requirements (Career Data Provided By The U.S. Department Of Labor)
List Of Careers - View A Comprehensive List Of Careers (Career Data Provided By The U.S. Department Of Labor)
Links To Career Resources - Visit Other Website Resources For Information On Jobs