• Career Research

    Career Research Resources

    Before you spend a lot of time researching a career, you may want to set up an appointment to meet with Mrs. Harrell or Mrs. Leary to complete a career assessment.  This assessment will help determine which careers are best suited towards your interests, personality, and talents.  Below are a list of site that can be access in helping research careers.

    College Foundation of North Carolina (http://www.cfnc.org)

    You can research careers on this site by opening the link for “Plan” (in orange near the top) and choosing “Plan for a Career”, “Explore Careers.”  Use the search box to find a career or search via Career Clusters. This site also allows you to create your own login. Once created, you can complete career assessments which will assist you in determining which careers are best suited to your interests, personality, and talents.

    O*NET Resource Center  (http://www.onetonline.org)

    Search for information about careers via the “Occupation Search” box, or find occupations via the “Find Occupations” drop down menu which includes choices for occupations with a bright outlook, related to the green economy, related to STEM, as well as other options.


    Occupational Outlook Handbook  (http://www.bls.gov/oco)

    This is one of the best resources available. It has been developed by the U.S. Government and includes many career choices. There are many ways to search careers. The simplest is to use the box labeled “Search Handbook” near the top right hand side.  Type in the name of the career you want to research. You may also find careers via the links in the white box in the center of the page entitled “Select Occupations By” which includes options such as highest growth rate, median pay, highest paying, etc.

    100 Best Jobs in America

    Please visit this website to view the online article:  (http://money.cnn.com/pf/best-jobs/)