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Career Planning on the Internet


Exploring Occupations & Career Paths

  • America’s Career Infonet–Licensed Occupations
    http://www.careerinfonet.org/licensedoccupations/lois_keyword.asp?nodeid=16
    Search for occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation or agency. This tool includes information on licenses that may be required by law in order for you to practice a particular occupation.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook -http://www.bls.gov/oco/
    Descriptions of various occupations and job titles. Information includes nature of the work, salary ranges, qualifications, and job outlook.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics -http://www.bls.gov/
    This government site has statistics on all aspects of labor and employment as well as salary surveys by occupation and geographic area.
  • City of Boston – Mayor’s Office of Jobs & Community Services -http://www.cityofboston.gov/JCS/
    Find out more about City of Boston resources for residents, including advocacy, literacy and lifelong learning, job training/placement, and support services.
  • Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development -http://www.mass.gov/lwd/
    Occupational Resources – Find Information about different career paths, industry and their projected growth…
  • U.S. Department of Labor-http://www.dol.gov/
    Federal site to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
  • MyPlan -www.myplan.com
    Personality and skills assement, find schools and programs,  industry overviews or browese a career  library.
  • Careers Gateway Job Seekers Guide -http://www.gatewaytocareers.com/
    The Career Gateway Job Seekers Guide provides you with online resources that can lead you through this next step in your career. by helping  job seekers assess their skills, explore career paths, set goals, expand skills, and find a job.
  • Learn How to Becomehttp://www.learnhowtobecome.org/
    Provides detailed insight into 45 of today’s most popular career fields,
    including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting,
    financial advising and teaching.

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