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Grainger Center Career Resources Guide: Career Options & Salaries

Explore Your Options

Toolkit Career OneStop 
One-stop for comprehensive career research from the US Department of Labor   


Occupational Outlook Handbook 

A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly
Source of practical information on jobs and careers; covers a wide variety of career and work-related topics.

O*Net Resource Center
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!


VETS - Veterans' Employment and Training Service 
VETS serve America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

Salary Research and Information

Wage Estimates by State. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every state and the District of Columbia. 
Alabama Department of Labor: Provides salary estimates for jobs across the state of Alabama.

PayScale.com:  Provides a detailed report for a small fee.  
Wolfram|Alpha : Examples of salary and wages information.