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• Certification and Licensing Information
Many jobs available today require special training and / or licensing for those performing the duties required of professionals in these field. In others, certification in an industry or field specialty can improve your employment status without the need for a full college course or degree. The information in this document is provided by the Education & Job Information Center of the Brooklyn (NY) Public Library.

• State Occupational Projections 1998-2008
“Information on this site allows projected employment growth for an occupation to be compared among States. It also allows projected employment growth among occupations to be compared within one State.” From ALMIS (America’s Labor Market Information System).

• Standards for Career Education
Includes standards for career education in agriculture, business, health, etc. Provided by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning.

• Preparing Kids for Careers
This Education World article includes “fourteen simple career skill-building exercises for students in elementary, middle, and high school.”

• The 2002-03 Occupational Outlook Handbook
The handbook includes job descriptions for 326 occupations as well as job search and resume preparation tips.

• The 2000-10 Job Outlook in Brief
“The table shows how employment growth will be distributed among the approximately 270 occupations or occupational groups covered in the 2002-03 Occupational Outlook Handbook. The table also gives the current employment and a summary of job prospects projected for the 2000-10 decade.”

• America’s Career InfoNet
Includes information about employment trends (generally and by industry), wages (by occupation and state), state profiles, job leads, over 3,500 links to career web sites, and a career exploration guide.

• BLS Career Information
Career information for kids provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

• O•NET Online
“The O•NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career exploration, vocational counseling, and a variety of human resources functions, such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training with current workplace needs.”

• Salary Surveys
Links to sites with salary information on hundreds of occupations.

• International Career Development Library
Project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services.
Free online collection of full-text resources for counselors, educators, workforce development professionals, and others who provide career development services.

• Career Resource Center

• Career Magazine
This resource, designed to meet the needs of networked job seekers, might also help students exploring careers and job skills. Includes a Job Openings Database, Resume Bank, Employer Profiles, Articles and News, and more.