Use these resources to learn about researching the world of work.
What Can You Do With A Major In - A comprehensive series of documents designed to help you explore your major and its' related career and professional development opportunities.
- For hundreds of different types of jobs—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions.
- The O'Net system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.
- An excellent online resource made available by the Bureau of Labor to assist college students with their career planning and occupational research.
Symplicity - This online employer database used by the UofL Career Development Center houses a large database of employers their contact information that are searchable by UofL students.
Informational Interviews - A great way to learn more about your field of interest from a professional.
- Workforce Kentucky provides a high quality, customer focused, web based information system that focuses on the Commonwealth's labor supply and workforce.
- The Office of Employment and Training, in cooperation with its partners, provides qualified people with jobs, temporary financial support for the unemployed, comprehensive labor market information, preserves the integrity and viability of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, and thus promotes the economic well-being of the Commonwealth.
- Greater Louisville Inc. is the metro chamber of commerce and economic development agency for the Louisville, Kentucky - Southern Indiana Metropolitan area and as such provides workforce statistics for the Louisville metro area.
- The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) website is a one-stop center with a wealth of information on occupations, employment statistics, wages, health plans and benefits, unemployment insurance and much more.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website offers information on inflation and consumer spending; wages, earnings, and benefits; productivity; safety and health; occupations; demographics; employment and unemployment; industries; and much more.
- The National Center For Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.
- The FedStats website is the gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal Agencies. The Federal Inter-agency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.
- The U.S. Census Bureau is the world's preeminent statistical agency and the Nation's foremost supplier of data providing you with the information on the American people and businesses.
- The BEA, is the nation's economic accountant, preparing estimates that illuminate key national, international, and regional aspects of the U.S. economy.
Labor Market Survey of the WIRED65 Region - Look at this report on key information from local businesses regarding Industry and Occupational key factors such as projected growth, hiring plans, occupational demand and turnover, and salary information.