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Occupation Information,Employment Outlook, Trends and Salaries

These web sites provide occupation information, employment outlook, trends and salary information.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - www.bls.gov/emp
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a nationally recognized source of career information. Its web site is designed to provide valuable information for individuals making career decisions. This site contains links to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Occupational Outlook Quarterly magazine, and BLS employment projections. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects for a wide range of occupations. The BLS site also includes employment projections for occupations.

O'Net - www.online.onetcenter.org
This site is an online replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles by the U.S. Department of Labor. It describe 1,122 groups of occupations and relates broad skills to each. You can locate an occupation using a keyword, search for occupations by the knowledge, skills, or abilities required, or browse a list of occupations in a specific "job family."

Occupational Outlook Handbook
www.bls.gov/ooh/
This publication is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide assistance to individuals making career decisions.  A wide range of occupations are included, and for each occupation there is information about what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training, and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects.

NACE Salary Calculator - www.naceweb.org/salary_calculator/
Find salary information for more than 1,000 occupations in 560+ regions nationwide!  This is also accessible on Clarion Career Connections.

Career Guide to Industries
This publication provides information on available careers by industries, including the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earning and benefits, employment outlook, and list of organizations that can provide additional information.

Job Outlook 2013
Based on a survey of employers by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, this publication contains important career information and advice for college students.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly
www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/ooqhome.htm
This periodical is published four times a year by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each issue features several occupations and provides labor market and occupational projections. Back issues are archived on the site.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
www.dli.state.pa.us
This site offers a variety of publications related workforce information. The Career Guide published annually contains information for individuals exploring careers, including employment outlook and wage information for over 200 selected occupations.

Pennsylvania Career Coach
http://www.pacareercoach.org/
A first-of-its-kind, statewide, free online tool designed to help Pennsylvania students and job seekers make lasting career choices. Developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Pennsylvania Career Coach will provide up-to-date local employment data such as current and projected job openings, recent job growth areas, estimated earnings and occupations that match with a user's current skills and knowledge, as well as specific educational programs in the local area that will prepare an individual for a given occupation.

Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board
Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board is a collaboration of Pittsburgh-area employers, educators, labor unions, policy makers and community-based organizations united to bridge the gap between job seekers and companies in need of talent. We serve every facet of the Pittsburgh-area workforce.