THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS at http://www.bls.gov/
is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. Federal Government in the
broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is a government
statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates
essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress,
other Federal agencies.
THE U.S. OCCUPATIONAL
OUTLOOK HANDBOOK at http://www.bls.gov/ooh is the nation's
premier source for career information. According to the BLS (Bureau of
Labor Statistics), "The profiles featured here cover hundreds of
occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become
One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections
for the 2010-2020 decade."
TO USE THE OCCUPATIONAL
1. Go to http://www.bls.gov/oco or
their new location, http://www.bls.gov/ooh
2. Select an occupational grouping from the left side, use the Search OOH
function near the top right of the page, or the A-Z index.
THE CAREER GUIDE TO INDUSTRIES is an additional useful resource for researching
future job projects. Previously located at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/about/career-guide-to-industries.htm,
it is in the process of being updated and expected to be be available
again in December 2012.
EXPLORING CAREER INFORMATION
The BLS also provides a 2012-2013 guide for K-12, Exploring Career
Information at http://www.bls.gov/k12/.
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