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Career Guide

Welcome the NECC Library's guide to careers! This guide contains information about books, ebooks, articles, streaming videos, and internet resources that will help you research jobs and professions.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

"The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; similar occupations; and sources of additional information, for 334 occupational profiles covering about 84 percent of the jobs in the economy."

"The OOH is broken up into clusters of similar occupations. In order to find an occupation, browse the occupation groups of interest on the left-hand side of the homepage, or use the A-Z Index . if you know the specific occupation. You may search for occupations by using the selector drop-down menus on the OOH homepage. Select by pay range, entry-level education, on-the-job training, projected number of new jobs, or projected growth rate. If you know the specific occupation you are interested in, you may enter a job title into the “Search Handbook” box at the top. In addition, you may browse by clicking any of the three links titled “highest paying,” “fastest growing (projected),” “and most new jobs (projected).”


Explore Online

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O*Net Online's interactive home page provides detailed information about our current work force. Career information can be found by researching industries, discovering skills or looking at related occupations.

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Massachusetts CIS


Provided by the Massachusetts Division of Career Services, MassCIS helps Massachusetts residents make better informed career and school choices. Create a career plan, assess your abilities and explore different occupations. You do not need an account to use MassCIS, start with the Massachusetts resident login and select your city or town and enter your zip code.

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