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Occupational Outlook Handbook
Published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the definitive guide to hundreds of types of jobs. Entries include training, education, earnings, working conditions and job outlook. The handbook is updated 4 times a year by the Occupational Outlook Quarterly
Provides detailed information about occupations and links to state-level employment projections and wage data.
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance
A multi-volume set with entries for individual careers arranged alphabetically. Includes professional organizations.
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A series of e-books that provide guidance for different majors (history, English, anthropology, chemistry, etc.)
A employment database for NC. Search for jobs by keyword (e.g., librarian) or by location.
You can often find more in-depth information on a career (or career ideas for your particular major) by using books. To find books try the magic phrase "vocational guidance" in the Library Catalog along with your topic.
- Architecture and “vocational guidance”
- Athletes and “vocational guidance”
- Forensics and “vocational guidance”
- Humanities and "vocational guidance"