Ohio University Office of Career Services

Career Resource Spotlight: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition by Alyse K

Every two years the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the Occupational Outlook Handbook. I recently stumble upon this gem while doing some career research. I was immediately amazed at the amount of information I had at the right in front of me. The OOH is a career reference providing information on hundreds of jobs. The handbook can tell you:

  • Job duties and working conditions
  • Education and training requirements
  • Earnings levels
  • Current employment levels, projected employment change and employment prospects

The Handbook also gives you job search tips and links to information about the job market in each state.
The OOH has something for everyone. If you love cooking and you’re interested in becoming a chef or head cook, you can find information about the earnings of a chef. If you’re into drama and theater makeup, you can learn what employment changes are expected to be for makeup artists. Those of you who are interested in the weather can research atmospheric scientists and see what education and training is required.

Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook and see what interesting things you can find out about your career!


Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: