CareerOneStop’s Occupation Profile has always provided accurate and up-to-date details on a wide range of careers—nearly 1,000 in all.
The updated Occupation Profile now offers the same—plus some extra!—great information in a friendlier and more customizable display. For each career, you’ll find 17 cards with information including:
- Career overview
- Career video
- Typical wages
- Local and national employment
- Education requirements
- Employment outlook
- Typical tasks
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Links to local job postings
- Links to local training programs
Use the Occupation Profile to explore careers
Read on to learn how the Occupation Profile can help you answer five key career exploration questions:
1) How do I find out what this career is really like?
- Read an occupation description and overview.
- Watch a career video.
- See a list of typical tasks that workers do on the job.
2) What’s the outlook for jobs in this career?
- Find out if a career is expected to be in demand—that is, have many job openings in the future.
- See detailed data on projected employment growth or decline.
- Link directly to local job listings.
3) How much money could I earn in this career?
- See the typical wages earned by workers in this career.
- Compare salaries for nation, states, or your local area.
4) How much education or training would I need for this career?
- See the range in education levels of people working in this career.
- See the typical education for starting out in this field.
- See the amount of work experience most people have when starting.
- See the average level of on-the-job training.
- Link to local training programs that can help you prepare for this career.
5) Is this career a good fit for my interests, skills, and abilities?
- See a list of personal interests that are typical a good fit for this career.
- Learn about the abilities and personal qualities that are usually needed for this career.
- See a list of work-related skills that are most commonly required for jobs in this career.
- See the knowledge areas most common to workers in this career,