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Counseling & Career Planning

Job Projections & Outlook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012–13 Edition helps you find career and educational and training requirements by occupation, provides indepth information by profession, and also offers career information by state. The Dictionary of Occupational Titles Index is an alphabetical index to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). O*Net (The Occupational Information Network Resource Center) helps you find occupations by keyword or job category. CareerOneStop provides information on employment trends, salary information, and education and training needed. State Occupational Projections also assists in making informed career decisions with information on projected employment growth by occupation and state.

Occupational Employment Statistics reports employment and wage estimates for more than 800 occupations. Information is available for individual states or the nation as a whole. Salary Expert is a free comprehensive salary site offering salary, benefits, and cost-of-living information. Find salaries quickly by selecting job title and zip code. If your profession requires licensing, State Education Agencies is a good place to start.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
10 Fastest Growing Occupations
2004-2014
Projected Growth
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Planning & Development
Choosing a major involves several aspects. Job outlook and potential salary are important issues, but look for a career you will truly enjoy and that fits your life goals. My Road from The College Board Career Center offers a validated personality assessment with a detailed report on personality types. You can explore a list of suggested careers and majors that fit your personality and strengths. For additional help, see Choosing a Major, and 5 Steps to Achieving Maximum Benefit from Your Degree, and Return on Investment (ROI) for Your College Degree.

Starting Salaries by Major

Major 2013 Average Salary
Business $55,144
Communications $44,552
Computer Science $59,084
Education $40,590
Engineering $62,564
Health Sciences $44,451
Humanities & Social Sciences $38,045
Math & Sciences $42,956
Overall Average $45,633
Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers Salary Survey 2014

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