Have several jobs in mind? Narrow your focus by learning more about each one.
Start by asking the following questions:
- How much do I know about each job?
- Will there be demand for this job? Where?
- What does a typical workday entail?
- What special skill or knowledge is required?
- Are there training and education requirements?
- What is the salary potential for each option?
- Are there opportunities to advance in this field?
- What are some related jobs?
Keep track of your research on the Career Research Worksheet.
These links can help you find answers. (use at least two or three resources to get a better overview of the job)
- Browse the career-related books in Career Services, Schofield 230
- The Explore Careers section of Career Cruising can answer most of your questions and includes interviews with people who are working in the field.
- Log into SIGI 3 and do a search by occupation
- O-Net provides an Occupation Search and has detailed descriptions of most jobs.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook will give you the training and education needed earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions
- For jobs and careers in Wisconsin, use WISCareers
- Information on health careers can be found at Wisconsin Health Careers Information Center and Explore HEALTH Careers.
- Chronicle Career Library - descriptions of 2,000 occupations (username and password available from Career Services)
Need more help narrowing them down? Meet with a career counselor.
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