Research the Labor Market
Washington State Resources
W.O.I.S. (Washington Occupational Information System): http://www.wois.org
- Information about careers in Washington including info about related occupations, common tasks & activities, working conditions, physical demands, skills & abilities, knowledge & interests needed, training, advancement opportunities, hiring practices, wages, and employment & outlook. Includes information on programs of study, the occupations they are linked to, and the schools that offer them.
To use WOIS from on-campus, you don’t need to use a site key. If accessing WOIS from off-campus, you will need a site key. Please call our Center at (425) 564-2279 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the site key. There’s no cost to use WOIS.
O*NET(Occupational Information Network): http://online.onetcenter.org
- The nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco
- For hundreds of different types of jobs, the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed, salary info, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions. Also gives you job-search tips, links to information about the job market in each state, and more.
Career Guide to Industries:http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/home.htm
- Like the Occupational Outlook Handbook, but by categorized by industry instead of by specific career.
- Designed to provide information on high-growth, in-demand occupations, along with information about the skills and education needed to attain those jobs. Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.
Vocational Information Center: http://khake.com/
- One of the most comprehensive sites available for career research. This site offers information and links to nearly every occupation.