Career Guide to Industries (CGI), 2008-09 Edition 

For dozens of different kinds of industries—such as educational services, health care, and motor vehicle and parts manufacturing —the Career Guide to Industries tells you about:

  • occupations in the industry
  • training and advancement
  • earnings
  • expected job prospects
  • working conditions

In addition, the Career Guide gives you links to information about the job market in each State and more.

Ways to use the Career Guide to Industries site: (1) To find out about a specific industry or topic, use the Search box that is on every page—enter your search term in the box. (2) To find out about many industries, browse through listings using the Industries links that are on the left side of each page. (3) For a listing of all industries in alphabetical order, go to the A-Z Index and select a letter.

About the Guide: The Career Guide to Industries is a companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which provides information on careers from an occupational perspective.


Earnings data for two occupations, airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers and flight attendants, which appear in many places within the Career Guide to Industries and Occupational Outlook Handbook, are being removed from the BLS website because these data were incorrect as initially published. These data will be replaced when corrected data become available.