Preparing for a Career

Career Research & Exploration

Ohio Means Jobs - Create your own username and password to save the information you find, your college/career plans, and your assessment results.

Get job details from workers currently in the field. Also includes a data tables for each career. (requires username & password)

Occupational Outlook Handbook by The U.S. Department of Labor. Printable .pdf files are great for reference and can be easily saved in your Google Drive account. Easy to search.

O*Net ONline is also sponsoredby The U.S. Department of Labor and allows users to browse by occupation, focus on careers utilizing specific tools or skillsets, and set career goals using their "My Next Move" page. 

  • Career One Stop: Sponsored by the US Dept. of Labor

  • O*Net Online: Many students prefer the format of skills and training requirements of this site as they appear in list form. There is also a skills search that students can complete to match skills with appropriate careers.

  • America's Career InfoNet: Packed with information for exploration, including videos, a 'career spotlight,' and a resume tutorial. Click on "CareerOneStop" for section of site designed for students.

  • ASEE Engineering Career Center: Explore careers in the engineering field.

  • ASVAB Career Exploration Program: Although it has ASVAB testing information, this site has good information for exploring all careers -- not just military careers.

  • Vocational Information Center: Click on links related to your program area of study.

  • JobStar Central: Careers grouped by category; links are external to sources that provide additional information.

  • Explore Health Careers

  • Careers in the Military

  • My Future: Designed for high school students. Good sections on Military careers..

  • School's in the USA Career Search

  • Ohio Job Information: Search for jobs in Ohio, resume and job searching tips and other resources

  • Ohio Career Exploration: Explore career options, apprenticeships, and military careers

  • Teen section of Quintessential Careers: Good links to college searching, current articles, financial aid, and career planning. Part of Quintessential Careers site.

  • Build Ohio: "Your future in construction starts here." - Information about careers, college, and training in the construction field.

  • My Next Move: Search by keyword, browse by industry or level of preparation needed, or enter your interests to get suggestions


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