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Career Voyages
Find occupations that are in demand in high growth industries. This Web site provides information regarding the skills and education required for these occupations, and helps you find education and other opportunities to advance in a career path toward a brighter future. The Web site is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

O*NET OnLine
Explore occupational knowledge and skill requirements to see how they match your interests and abilities.

Research your career options to make informed employment and education choices. This Web site features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support talent development in today's fast paced global marketplace.

Employability Checkup
Get a snapshot of the likelihood that you can obtain employment for a specific occupation at your desired wage and location.

Salary Tool
View national and state wage information for over 800 occupations.

Skills Profiler
Identify your skills and find occupations related to those skills.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Make informed decisions about your future work life. The handbook assists you by describing the training and education requirements, earnings, expected job prospects, on the job tasks, and working conditions for over 800 occupations.

Career Guide to Industries
Find the training and advancement needs, earnings, expected job prospects, and working conditions from an industry perspective. This guide is a companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly
Read the latest information on jobs and careers. Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career Videos
Watch people at work in nearly 550 occupations. The CareerOneStop Web site also features videos for the 16 occupational clusters recognized by the Department of Education and career videos in Spanish.

Military Transition: Key to Career Success
Connects veterans and transitioning military service members to high-quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers.

Find the resources you need to match employment opportunities with veterans of America's military. This comprehensive career Web site contains resources for managers, human resources specialists and veterans.
  Department of Labor Programs

Adult Services
Learn about services and programs offered to adult workers by the U. S. Department of Labor and its state and local partners to provide assistance in workforce preparation and talent development. Adult Services include the following programs for specific audiences:


Offers a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Applicants for apprenticeship programs must be at least 16 years old and meet the program sponsor's qualifications. Explore apprenticeship opportunities within high-growth industries on the Career Voyages Web site.

Youth Programs
Provides youth with the skills and training they need to successfully transition to adulthood and careers.

Job Corps
Helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives.
Created: March 27, 2004
Updated: June 10, 2008