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What are your career plans? Are you finalizing plans or just beginning? There are a variety of resources available specifically for you.

Free Online Resources

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.

InDemand Magazine
Read about young professionals who have chosen careers in some of today's fastest growth industries. The magazine provides students as well as guidance counselors, parents and teachers with interesting and relevant information about career opportunities, education and the skills needed for various jobs in high growth industries.

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.

BLS Kid's Page: Career Information for Kids
Offers introductory career information for students in Grades 4-8.

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.

CareerOneStop: Students
Make a winning plan for your future with education and career exploration tools on the CareerOneStop Web site.

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

O*NET Career Exploration Tools
Consider and plan your career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. The self-directed career assessment tools available from the O*NET Resource Center will help you identify your work-related interests, what you consider important on the job and allow you to assess your abilities in order to explore those occupations that relate most closely to those attributes.

Youth Rules
Provides quick access to information about Federal and State labor laws that apply to young workers.

Teen Workers
Offers safety and health information that is relevant for teen workers.

Helping America's Youth
Raises awareness about the challenges facing youth and motivates caring adults to connect with youth in three key areas: family, school, and community.
Explore, learn, and have fun on the official kid’s portal for the U.S. government. Locate links to government and other kid-friendly Web sites grouped by age and subject.

Department of Labor Programs

Job Corps
Helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives.

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.


One-Stop Career Center
Locate a One-Stop Career Center near you that offers in-person jobseeker services.

Give us a call!
The Toll-Free Help Line provides a full range of basic information about workforce program services for workers and employers. Information is available in over 140 languages. Call 1-877-US2-JOBS, TTY: 1-877-889-5627

Created: March 27, 2004
Updated: June 10, 2008