Learning About Careers
Career profiles, assessment tools and other career-related information.
(Remote access requires a CLP library card.)
Other Web Sites
Occupational Outlook Handbook
For hundreds of different types of jobs, the Occupational Outlook Handbook details the training and education needed for each job, average earnings, expected job prospects, job requirements, working conditions, job search tips and information about the job market in each State.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop provides resources on salary and benefit information, job training, résumé and interview techniques and tools to transition from the military.
Follow on Twitter: @ApplyApp
This online matching site allows job seekers the ability to link directly to their LinkedIn account or copy and paste a résumé. The service also lists local jobs and how well they match the job seeker's provided résumé and skills.
O*Net Skills Search
Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network, this site helps you find careers related to your unique skills.
PA Career Coach
This application from Pennsylvania's Center for Workforce Information & Analysis will give you the median hourly wage of a career and the number employed in your area. Then it will give you the skills needed for that job.
PA WorkStats: Pennsylvania's Workforce Statistics
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry provides Labor Market Information (LMI) Resources, including a Career Guide. Broken into several parts, this .pdf publication begins with an interests quiz (Get To Know Yourself, p. 6). Use your interest code from the quiz to find suggested careers (Occupational Data Bank, pp. 18-51).
Princeton Review: Careers After College
Follow on Twitter: @tprpittsburgh
Includes a quiz to determine your style, interests and suggest careers.
CHRONICLE CAREER LIBRARY
This is available within the library at these locations: JCEC at CLP - Main and CLP - Downtown & Business
The Chronicle Career Library provides comprehensive descriptions of more than 2,000 jobs. Each occupational brief includes information on the work performed, training, education or certifications needed, hours and earnings and employment outlook.
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Wednesday, December 18, 10:00 AM
CLP - Job and Career Education Center
Wednesday, December 18, 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 19, 6:00 PM
Friday, February 14, 10:30 AM
Friday, April 11, 10:30 AM
Friday, June 13, 10:30 AM
Salary & Benefit Resources
- PA Work Stats
(Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry)
A comprehensive online resource serving Pennsylvania's job seekers, employers, education and training providers, counselors, news media and workforce professionals. This website provides links to various employment and wage statistics.
The site can organize wages and salaries statewide, by county, by metropolitan area or by workforce investment area.
- Occupational Wages
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Pay & Benefits
The most recent data on the national average, broken down by major occupational groups.
Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
The most recent data, broken down by location, then by major occupational groups.
- Pay & Benefits
Jason's Salary Calculator
Converts a given salary into its equivalents - per hour, per day and per month.
This website provides relocation services, forums and tools and calculators relevant to moving.
Pittsburgh City Living
Select the attributes that best fit your lifestyle and the things that you love. When finished, hit the "Match Me Up" button and the site will show you a listing of the Pittsburgh neighborhoods that are perfect you. This site also includes links to city programs, events, news and other resources.
A wealth of information on most major U.S. cities, including classifieds and job listings, rental and real estate information, links to local businesses, hotels, travel resources and roommate locator.
Apartment rentals and home listings, moving information and services, financing information and even home and garden advice! Find and compare your potential earnings in hundreds of U.S. cities.
This website offers a salary calculator, cost of living tools, and other relocation advice.
ePodunk provides in-depth information on more than 46,000 communities around the country. Listings also include information about thousands of parks, museums, historic sites, colleges, schools and other attractions across the U.S.
Tips and Resources for Ex-Inmates in Allegheny County
This is an adaptation of New York Public Library's guide that provides tips and information on local resources for job seekers who were previously incarcerated.