O*NET: Occupational Information Network
On the Occupational Information Network website there are a variety of ways to research occupations and occupational information.
- O*NET Descriptors are folders of information based on the following categories
- Work Activities
- Work Value
- Keyword Search allows you to search an occupation by typing in the occupational title
- Browse by Job Family has you choose an occupational category to search for like careers
- Browse by STEM shows you occupations based on the four academic disciplines below
America's Career Info Net (ACINET)
America's Career InfoNet provides national and state specific occupational information.
This information includes: wages, employment trends, knowledge, skills & abilities, tasks & activities, tools & technology, education & training, related occupations, and web resources.
To begin your search click on Occupation Profile and then search for a specific occupational title or search by occupational categories.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
The Occupational Outlook Handbook gives information on specific occupations such as:
- Training and Education needed
- Expected job prospects
- What workers do on the job
- Working conditions
Information on over two hundred occupations provided by the University of Manitoba.
When an individual receives the results from any of ACT's career-related assessments, a personalized report is provided. This report suggests career areas on the World-of-Work Map for more exploration.
The World-of-Work Map organizes occupations into six clusters, 12 regions, and 26 career areas. It graphically shows how occupations relate to each other according to primary work tasks.
Some of these work tasks include:
- Data: Facts, numbers, files, business procedures
- Ideas: Knowledge, insights, theories, new ways of saying or doing something
- People: Care, services, leadership, sales
- Things: Machines, tools, living things, and materials such as food, wood, or metal