Occupational Outlook Handbook
Police Officer? Firefighter? Physichal Therapy? Bookbinding? Computer Science? If you are interested in a specific field or career, you can find it in "The Occupational Outlook Handbook." Published by the U.S. Department of Labor, this is an extremely useful source of information on nature of work, qualifications, and training.
For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) tells you:
- the training and education needed
- expected job prospects
- what workers do on the job
- working conditions
- In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on nature of work; working conditions; employment; training, advancement, and other qualifications; job outlook; earnings; related occupations; and sources of additional information for over 250 different occupations covering 7 out of 8 jobs in the economy.
Ways to use the Occupational Outlook Handbook site:
- To find out about a specific occupation or topic, use the Search box that is on every page—enter your search term in the box.
- To find out about many occupations, browse through listings using the Occupations links that are on the right side of each page.
- For a listing of all occupations in alphabetical order, go to the A-Z Index and select a letter.
About the Handbook: The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.