Database for exploring careers on a range of criteria
(aptitudes, interests, work environment, duties, salary, education, skills, etc.)
Developed by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration
Selected books on exploring careers in the library collection:
Current profiles for occupations (including work environment, personal traits for success, education and licensing requirements, wages, hours, employment outlook, & links to professional organizations). From the national Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Detailed job market and occupational profiles for Colorado, from the Colorado Office of Labor Market Information.
For national & international news:
U.S. Major Dailies (Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post)Contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers from the U.S. and around the world.Formerly Lexis-Nexis - Full text articles for regional, national, and international newspapers
Books and articles can be helpful for exploring a career area in more detail (beyond an overview) as well as for exploring particular aspects of a career, like hours or stability or legal issues.
Enter a profession and the words AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE to see books & articles on aspects of this profession.
For example: musicians and vocational guidance