Occupations / Careers / Job Opportunities

Occupations and Careers

Occupational Outlook Handbook. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1980-

Describes occupations, including the nature of the work involved, education and training requirements, job outlook, and earnings.
Also available in book form.
Location:  Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #:  ref HD 8051 .A62 latest Ref Room

Career Guide to Industries. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1992-

Provides information from an industry perspective for persons making career decisions.
Also available in book form.
Location:  Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #:  ref HD 8051 .A62

Career Information Center. New York: MacMillan Reference USA, 2002-

Provides detailed career information and job profiles.

Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HF 5382.5 .U5 C32

Employment Projections

This U.S. Bureau of Labor site provides additional information about occupations and careers. 
URL: http//www.bls.gov/emp/

The Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. Chicago, IL: J.G. Ferguson, 1967-

Volume 1, "Industry Profiles," describes more than 70 industries. Volumes 2, 3, and 4 contain descriptions of individual occupations within the industies described in the first volume.
Location:  Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #:  ref HF 5381 .E52

Professional Careers Sourcebook. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1990-

Provides concise job descriptions, employment outlook, and salaries for 119 careers requiring college degrees or specialized education. Lists reference materials (some of which are available in the CSUN Library) and professional associations offering additional information about careers covered.
Location:  Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #:  ref HF 5381 .A1 P76

Vocational Careers Sourcebook. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1992-

Provides brief job descriptions, salary information, and employment outlook for 134 vocational occupations. Lists reference materials and associations offering additional information about occupations covered.
Location:  Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #:  ref HF 5381 .V52

Job Hunter's Sourcebook. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1991-

Lists sources of job-hunting information for specific professions and occupations in part 1 and general job-hunting information in part 2.
Location:  Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #:  ref HF 5382.75 .U6 J63

Job Opportunities

The Almanac of American Employers. Houston: Plunkett Research, 1985-

Detailed descriptions of job opportunities in 500 major American companies. Companies are arranged alphabetically. The first part of the volume offers general information such as: major trends affecting job seekers, WWW sites for job seekers, and outlook for specific industries and occupation.
Location:  Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #:  ref HF 5549.5 .C67 A46

The Career Guide: Dun's Employment Opportunities Directory. Parsippany, NJ: Dun's Marketing Services, 1995-

Brief descriptions of leading U.S. companies having at least 1,000 employees. Companies are listed alphabetically, geographically, and by industry.
Location:  Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #:  ref HF 5382.5 .U5 D8

Job Seeker's Guide to Private and Public Companies. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1992-

Brief descriptions of over 16,000 companies offering job opportunities. Companies are arranged by state and, within each state, by city. Each volume has a job title index and a corporate name index.
Location:  Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #:  ref HF 5382.5 .U5 J64

The National Job Bank. Holbrook, MA: B. Adams, 1983-

Brief descriptions of about 16,000 companies. Companies are arranged by state and the volume has an industry index and a section on how to write resumes and cover letters.
Location:  Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #:  ref HF 5382.5 .N38

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