- Occupations: Types of paid work
- Industries: Types of workplaces
The links below help answer questions such as:
- Which occupations will have rapid job growth?
- How many job openings are projected for different occupations?
- Which industries are growing or declining?
- U.S. Occupational Employment Projections: 2014-2024 - Published every two years by the U.S. Dept. of Labor. (no longer need to provide a Guide, can drop off the “Printable Guide” pdf)
- U.S. Projections of Industry Employment: 2014-2024
- O*NET - Bright Outlook Occupations for the U.S., outlook may vary per specific location
- Education Pays – In general, as education goes up, unemployment decreases and pay increases.
- Illinois’ Learn More, Earn More
- State Unemployment Rates – Click on for more information.
- Illinois Labor Market Review – an online journal providing Illinois workforce & labor market information.
- Labor Market Information per State in the U.S.
- Occupational Trends from the National Career Development Association
While researching career options, read and ask about trends and projections for the specific career fields you’re considering, and ask how you can increase your job security in those fields.
Food for thought:
“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.” Aristotle
“The place God calls you to, is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Frederick Buechner