OOC (Occupational Outlook Handbook) Updated each year! The rules for competing in a technologically-advanced global economy are changing everyday. The jobs of the future will require a skilled person who can quickly adapt to a changing workplace. The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides essential work-related information about the world of work and the qualifications that will be needed by tomorrow's workers. You may go directly to the Occupational Data Projections page to find future job trends.
O*NET OnLine Occupational Information Network This publication will give you a list of the terms used to define jobs used by employment and placement offices. Use with the Occupational Outlook Handbook (above). You may find information about different occupations, check the skills needed for that job, and Occupations According to Your Interests.
BLS Career Info Homepage (The Bureau of Labor Statistics) Explore many possible jobs and careers by choosing from six major groups of interests: Music/Arts, Math, Science, P.E./Outdoors, Social Studies, and Reading. Written in clear and easy to understand language. This is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
California Occupational Guides Information about the backgrounds for many occupations is available here
California Career Zone Provides an interest profiler and other assessments, information on careers in a wide variety of areas, and a "reality check" that asks you to make choices about where you want to live, what kind of housing you want, which utilities, what kind of car, how many children you'd like to have, etc. At the end of this survey, you are presented with an annual income you'll need in order to sustain your lifestyle.