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General Career Exploration Web Sites

A Guide to Health Careers in Illinois
Guide to Health Careers in Illinois will acquaint you with over 200 health science professions taught in over 580 occupational training programs offered by technical and community colleges, colleges and universities, hospitals, and other organizations throughout Illinois.

Click on Money, then Work. Articles include “Who’s Hiring In 2010?” and “Tips for Workers over 50”.

Articles and career resources.

America's Career InfoNet
Provides national, state and local career information and labor market data.

Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information

The Black Collegian Online Career Center
Articles, advice, news, tools and examples to help find, win, and succeed in your new job.

Career Guide to Industries
The Career Guide to Industries is a companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Career Overview
A Career Information Guide offering a comprehensive career information guide on hundreds of careers and occupations.

Career Services Center at the University of Delaware
Click on Major Resource Kits.

Career Information System
Career Information System is a web site of the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Click on Quick Start.

Career Voyages
This web site is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to provide information on high growth, in-demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs.

Career Zone
Click on Career Information. The website is a product of the New York State Department of Labor.

Certification Finder
This site from America's Career InfoNet lets you search for certifications by keyword, industry, or occupation. Read the FAQs under Certification Finder Help for general information on certifications.

Type the name of the career in which you are interested in Search.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Get access by clicking on the link in the Oakton Community College Library webpage.

Guidance Resources Homepage
Information has been compiled by Martha Wiseman, retired guidance director and counselor, to assist guidance counselors and high school students with planning for the future and other guidance issues.

The Illinois Labor Market Review

Illinois State Licensed, Certified and Registered Occupations
Attempts to include all occupations licensed, certified, or registered by an Illinois state agency.

Internet Career Connection
In Select Department choose Occupational Descriptions and Profiles.

Internet Public Library
Guide to web sites of prominent organizations and associations.

Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor. JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects.

JobStar Central

JobWeb®, a web site of career development and job-search information for college students and new college graduates, is owned and sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers
. Click on Career Library, then Job Outlook. Under "Career Profile Search" click on Search by major or Search by job title.

Licensed Occupations
Licensed Occupations is part of America's CareerInfoNet Workforce Credentials Information Center. At this site you can search the database of licensed occupations by occupation, agency, or keyword, and located the contact information for the state licensing agency.

Match Major Sheets
Part of Florida State University's Career Centers web site.

Click on Major Information Pages.

New York Times - College
Recent articles related to various areas of study.

Oakton Community College Library Careers Web Page

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly
OOQ Online is based on the print periodical Occupational Outlook Quarterly and mirrors its print counterpart.
It is an alpha listing by job title of articles on specific careers.

One Source
Illinois Department of Employment Security portal.

Developed for the U.S. Department of Labor by the National Center for O*NET Development.

Pathways to Technology
Explore the range of technology fields you can enter. Find out what they're all about, real-world applications, and typical jobs you can get.

Quintessential Careers
More than 3,100 pages of free college, career, and job-search content.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Career Resources
A collection of links to websites with information exploring choice of major, career opportunities, trends, career outlooks and professions.

State Occupational Projections

U.S. News & World Report
Careers section.

University of California–Berkeley Career Site
Extensive, well-organized information on hundreds of careers. Not surprising for a university site, the focus is on careers requiring a degree.

University of North Carolina Wilmington Career Services
Under Explore & Research Careers click on What Can I do With A Major In. In addition to information there are lots of relevant links.

Vocational Biographies
The career success stories of 1001 real people. This link will only work from a computer on Oakton Community College's two campuses. If you visit VocBiosOnline from home, the username is Oakton CC and the passcode is KcDcP.

Vocational Information Center
This site focuses on careers not requiring a college degree and usually provides links to training resources

What can I do with this major
Part of Joliet Junior College's Career Services web site.


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