The Government's premier career reference book on occupations and tomorrow's job market. For more than 50 years, this versatile volume has proven useful to both career counselors, students, and other job seekers. Completely revised every 2 years, the Occupational Outlook Handbook is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable source of career information. Useful for looking up information on particular occupations, or just browsing through possible careers, the Handbook profiles over 250 occupations that in 1998 accounted for over 120 million jobs: 6 out of every 7 jobs in the United States. For each career, it describes work activities and environment, earnings, number of jobs and their location, and types of education, training, and personal qualifications needed to have the best prospects. BLS projections of employment to the year 2008 are used to assess what kind of job opportunities future entrants to each occupation should encounter. Available in paper, hard cover, and CD-ROM. Ordering information.
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Groups of related jobs covered in the Handbook are available as individual reprints. These reprints are especially useful for jobseekers who want to know about a single field and for counselors who need to stretch the contents of a single Handbook among many students. Ordering information.
A supplement to the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the statistical data supporting the information presented in the Handbook. Education and training planners, career counselors, and jobseekers can compare over 500 occupations on factors cover as employment changes, job openings, earnings, unemployment rates, and training requirements. Ordering information.
This bulletin highlights details of BLS industry employment and occupational employment projections. It discusses industries and occupations generating the largest portion of projected job growth and identifies factors affecting industry growth and occupational utilization within industries. Ordering information.
As a companion publication to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Career Guide discusses careers from an industry perspective. The Career Guide highlights some occupations not covered by the Handbook, and discusses the nature of the work, job qualifications and advancement opportunities, job outlook, and earnings for 40 diverse industries, which account for 7 out of every 10 wage and salary jobs in the Nation. Ordering information.
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- This magazine includes practical, "how-to-do-it" information on choosing and getting today's and tomorrow's jobs. Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Published four times a year, the Occupational Outlook Quarterly is available in 1- and 2-year subscriptions from the Superintendent of Documents. Reprints of some articles are also available. Feedback to the OOQ.
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