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Guide to the Handbook
- Highlights of the job outlook for the year 2005 are presented in
- Additional career-oriented materials, available from private and
public organizations, and sources of State and local job market
information, are described in
Sources of Career Information.
- Job search methods, and tips on applying for a job and evaluating a job
offer, are discussed in
Finding a Job and Evaluating a Job Offer.
- Highlights of the kind of information presented in detailed
occupational descriptions, and pointers on interpreting this
information, appear in
Occupational Information Included in the Handbook.
- For Occupations Not Studied in Detail in the Handbook,
brief descriptions of the nature of the work, the number of jobs in
1994, the projected 1994-2005 change in employment, and the most
significant source of training, are presented in this section.
- The assumptions and methods used in preparing BLS employment
projections are described briefly.
- All occupational statements in the Handbook are available in reprint form.
- Information about two publications that are closely related to the
Occupational Projections and
Training Data, 1996 Edition, Bulletin 2471, and
Employment Outlook: 1994-2005, Bulletin 2472 is available.
Howard N Fullerton, Jr
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Last modified: March 4, 1996
Cite: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1996-97, UM-St. Louis Libraries Edition, derived and modified by Raleigh Muns July 20, 1996, from http://stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htm