New on CareerOneStop: Updated Career Profiles

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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:

Occupation Profile screenshot

  • 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,
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