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Websites for Occupation Wages and Outlook

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California LaborMarketInfo - http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/

This website will give you local (Santa Cruz County, when available) wages and outlook (job availability predictions).

  • Click the “Find an Occupation Profile” link.
  • Enter an Occupation title.
  • Click the drop down box beside “Select an area” and select Santa Cruz County.
  • Click the “Explore Occupation” button.

Other information you will find on this page:

  • Job openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange
  • Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority
  • Top 15 Industries Employing This Occupation
  • Training Programs

Eureka Online – http://www.eureka.org   

**Please see staff for login info

You can use Eureka to do research on occupations, colleges/universities and which majors they offer, do simple and short career assessments, search for scholarships and view financial aid information. The occupation research area will give you info on:

  • California & National Wages and Outlook
  • Duties & Responsibilities
  • Specialties
  • Personal Characteristics
  • Work Environment and Physical Demands
  • Related Occupations
  • Salary Calculator
  • Preparation Required
  • Educational Programs
  • Related Majors/Programs
  • Skills
  • Professional Associations
  • Advancement

Occupational Outlook Handbook - http://www.bls.gov/oco/

  • National Earnings and Outlook
  • Training and Education Required
  • Working Conditions
  • Links to Related Occupations

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O*NET - http://online.onetcenter.org/

  • National Wages & Employment Outlook
  • Tasks
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Abilities
  • Work Activities
  • Interests (Holland Codes from Strong Interest Inventory)
  • Work Styles
  • Work Values

America’s Career InfoNet - http://www.acinet.org/acinet/

  • State Wages and Trends
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Tasks & Abilities
  • Career Videos
  • Education & Training
  • Web Resources

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