Current Publications

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Occupational Outlook Handboook

    The Government's premier career reference book on occupations and tomorrow's job market. For nearly 60 years, this versatile volume has proven useful to both career counselors, students, and other job seekers. Completely revised every 2 years, the Occupational Outlook Handbook is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable source of career information. Useful for looking up information on particular occupations, or just browsing through possible careers, the Handbook discusses hundreds of occupations that in 2006 accounted for about 7 out of every 8 jobs in the United States. For each career, it describes work activities and environment, earnings, number of jobs and their location, and types of education, training, and personal qualifications needed to have the best prospects. BLS projections of employment to the year 2016 are used to assess what kind of job opportunities future entrants to each occupation should encounter. Available in paper, hard cover, and CD-ROM. Ordering and price information.

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    Occupational Outlook Handbook Reprints

    Groups of related jobs covered in the Handbook are available as individual reprints. These reprints are especially useful for jobseekers who want to know about a single field and for counselors who need to stretch the contents of a single Handbook among many students.

  • Career Guide to Industries
    Career Guide to Industries

    As a companion publication to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Career Guide discusses careers from an industry perspective. The Career Guide highlights some occupations not covered by the Handbook, and discusses the nature of the work, job qualifications and advancement opportunities, job outlook, and earnings for 45 diverse industries, which account for 3 out of every 4 wage and salary jobs in the Nation. Ordering and price information.

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  • Occupational Projections and Training Data (OPTD)
    Occupational Projections and Training Data

    This statistical and research supplement to the Occupational Outlook Handbook presents detailed, comprehensive statistics used in preparing the Handbook. It also discusses how the data are prepared and presents new research—information that is valuable to training officials, education planners, vocational and employment counselors, jobseekers, and others interested in occupational information.

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    Occupational Outlook Quarterly
  • This magazine includes practical, "how-to" information on choosing and getting today's and tomorrow's jobs. 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. Published four times a year, the Occupational Outlook Quarterly is available in 1- and 2-year subscriptions from the Superintendent of Documents.
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Last Modified Date: August 18, 2008