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UC LibGuides at Union County College
Choosing your future
Researching and choosing a career can be a pretty daunting and overwhelming task. The library is here to help! The purpose of this LibGuide is to give you one spot to find many of the resources you will need to research and choose your future career. Please stop by the Library if you have any questions or comments!
Finding the Right Career--Union College Resources
Career Data and Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook
US Bureau of Labor resource for job information
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Employment Projections
The Employment Projections (EP) program develops information about the labor market for the United States as a whole for 10 years in the future. It lists jobs that are the highest paying, and/or jobs that are the fastest growing, and/or jobs that have the highest number of openings.
Career Outlook contains articles on some occupations that are not covered in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Career Outlook articles provide data and information on a variety of topics—including occupations and industries, pay and benefits, and more.
NACE's Salary Resources • National Association of Colleges and Employers
Starting salary offers and national averages for selected disciplines. Data is compiled from hundreds of university career centers across the country and consists of starting salary offers made to graduating students.
Another collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. This site includes detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
Professional Associations often offer free career resources.
Search the Web to find the name of a professional association in your field and then search for that association's website.