Occupations & Industries

Did you know that most people base their career choices on their families’ occupations and the media? Choose the path that’s right for YOU.


Alumni Career Services (ACS) offers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory assessments. Both will provide you with insight into occupations that you may enjoy based on your interests and preferences. Request to take these assessments and learn more about them at this link.

O*NET  Online

O*NET OnLine is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. The O*NETdatabase, contains detailed information on hundreds occupations, based on actual worker data.. Use O*NET OnLine to interactively search for and explore occupations.

O*NET is also the basis for their Career Exploration Assessments Tools for those looking to find or change careers.  Use them alone or with your Strong Interest Inventory® results.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

Published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the OOH profiles hundreds of occupations and describes:  What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Salaries and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.

Career OneStop – Explore Career Options

The occupations and industries section of “America’s Career InfoNet”. FYI – it also connects to state job banks.

Careers.org Career Resource Center

The Web’s Career Directory of Directories is the Internet’s most complete and extensive index of career-related Web sites. Their words, but check out this site for a range of common and uncommon career and industry resources.


Includes hundreds of popular careers and jobs available throughout the United States. For each career, we provide an overview, a detailed description of work activities and environment, training and education requirements, personal qualifications, earning potential, as well as outlook and employment projections.


Very user friendly site with information on 900 careers, brief videos on 500 careers & industries and a database of 77 industries.  And that’s just the career exploration section.

Science Careers

Science Careers offers a wide variety of content designed to assist scientists of all disciplines, backgrounds and experience levels navigate their career path.