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Research

Subject-specific online resources, recommended websites and more.

Career Information

Careers

See also links to lifelong learning / adult education and college planning. See LearningExpress Library for test preparation materials for career-specific licensing exams or civil service and military tests.

  • CareerOneStop
    Provides a central resource from which you can explore different careers; learn or enhance your resume-writing and interviewing techniques; compare salary information; search for jobs; find education and training; or locate federal and state offices for training, economic or job-searching assistance. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

  • O*NET OnLine
    Explore careers with the Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network database. Search for information by keyword, employment category or industry; by skills, tools or technologies used; or by codes or titles defined by existing classification systems such as the military or standard occupational classification systems. Special search tools suggest careers to match a job searchers' interests and training, assist veterans in their after-service career search or highlight jobs in the green economy.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Detailed information on hundreds of occupations. Each job entry describes the job, the work environment, how to enter the occupation, pay, job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for further information.

  • Today's Military
    Learn about the career opportunities available through military service. Produced by the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • Virginia Career View
    A great way for students in grades K-8 to explore their future career options. Virginia View uses brief descriptions, statistics, videos and interactive games to teach kids about a variety of occupations. Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education.

Salaries

  • CareerOneStop: Salary Finder
    Covers nearly 900 different occupations. Find salary information by city, state or zip code; compare salaries to those for the same occupation in metropolitan statistical areas in the same or other states; and more.

  • Compare Cost of Living
    Use this calculator to compare the cost of living in two cities in the United States. Provided by Sperling's Best Places.

  • Occupational Employment Statistics
    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics OES program provides annual employment and wage estimates for occupations at the national level; by state, metropolitan or nonmetropolitan area; or by industry.

  • Salary.com
    Browse by occupation or search by occupation and zip code to see what people are earning. Includes detailed descriptions of job responsibilities at different pay levels.

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