Friday, August 13, 2010

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides access to a variety of useful statistics, but there are two publications that I find particularly useful while doing research.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 - The Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information for hundreds of different types of jobs, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Outlooks include:

Nature of the Work
Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
Job Outlook
Projections Data
Related Occupations
Sources of Additional Information

Career Guide to Industries 2010-2011 - The Guide is a companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, providing information at the industry level, for dozens of different kinds of industries. Categories for each industry include:

Nature of the Industry
Working Conditions
Occupations in the Industry
Training and Advancement
Sources of Additional Information

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