Resources for Career Research
California Career Zone also has extensive career information, but tailors it toward California and allows you to search careers by industry. The website has an “Assess Yourself” function in which you are able to assess your interests and match up your interest code with careers in the database. You are also able to “Get a Reality Check” by creating a budget with respect to the living expenses in a California city of your choice.
Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, this site contains an extensive amount of career, salary, education, and job search information.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is maintained by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics in the U.S. Department of Labor. It has an extensive listing of careers and information on daily tasks, education required, salary, job outlook. The handbook is revised every two years to ensure up to date information.
This site, also maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, is able to assess your skills, values, abilities, and interests and match them up with career information in the extensive database. This site makes the information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook interactive as you are able to reach it through a variety of searches, not just alphabetically.
The Riley Guide introduces you to the online job search, listing many online sites and resources that are helpful for your search. This site also provides links to insightful articles on various job search needs such as resume writing, interviewing, etc.
Click on this portion of our website to link Fresno State Majors and Degrees to potential career paths and resources.
This site, LearnHowToBecome.org, provides detailed insight into 45 of career fields, including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting, financial advising and teaching. Each career has its own customized "how-to" guide, educational and professional steps needed to enter the field, and resources specific to the career in focus.
This site uses government data to show you which jobs other people with your degree pursue. Try it out by entering a college major to see a visual breakdown of the most popular, highest paying, and fastest growing jobs in a field, as well as the most relevant job listings from 12,000 companies. The results are based on government data from over 2 million respondents representing 360 careers and 148 majors.
In addition to the salary information you can find in the above sites, you can also find salary information specific to your zip code through the use of Salary.com