Answered By: Matt LaBrake
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2018     Views: 101

There are 2 great places we recommend for finding information on a specific occupation: Ferguson’s Career Resource Center and the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

To access Ferguson’s Career Resource Center click the Library tab in Canvas, then click A-Z Databases. You can filter by Subject from the "All Subjects" dropdown menu, or by selecting the letter of the database.

The Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a career research database featuring content that is accessible and intuitively organized. Features - Job Profiles: Information on more than 4,850 jobs and 157 industries, broken down into 16 Career Clusters, is presented through overview articles and videos. Skills: Through informative articles and videos, this broad section helps users learn the essentials of various skills. Sample résumés and cover letters created by professional career consultants are provided. Resources: Users can search resource entries divided into convenient categories such as financial aid directories, college planning, organizations, internships, scholarships, and much more. School Search is also available. Videos: 290 videos introduce users to a wide variety of jobs, industries, and career development skills. Special Features: Monthly “My Life” interviews with professionals give a firsthand perspective on exciting jobs such as special effects expert; and monthly “Focus On” articles spotlight interesting industries such as film.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide the overwhelming majority of jobs in the United States. Each occupational profile describes the duties required by the occupation, the work environment of that occupation, the typical education and training needed to enter the occupation, the median pay for workers in the occupation, and the job outlook into the next 10 years for that occupation. Each profile is in a standard format that makes it easy to compare occupations.

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