Career Resources

Click On Careers
Free career information in the areas of Manufacturing, Information Technology (IT), Construction, & Health Care.

Career Pathways
Idaho uses the same six career pathways as Michigan. Your students will enjoy choosing a "planet" to lead them on an exploration of the pathways with accompanying activities. There is a career pathway assessment tool as well. This site is designed with middle school students in mind.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

Career Guide to Industries
The Career Guide to Industries provides information on available careers by industry, including the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, employment outlook, and lists of organizations that can provide additional information. This edition discusses 42 industries, accounting for over 3 out of every 4 wage and salary jobs in 2002. The Career Guide is a companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Voyages
This web site is the result of collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to provide information on high growth, high demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those hobs. The goal:

  • To inform you of occupations experiencing significant growth and for which there are an increasing number of job openings.
  • To make you aware of the skills and education required for these occupations and to let you know of the available job openings in your area.
  • To inform you of training and education that is available to prepare you for these occupations and to help you advance in a career path toward a brighter future.
  • To direct you to potential sources of financial support that can help pay for needed training or education.

Michigan Career Portal
This site is a bridge to state and national employment, career, education, training, and business resources and services.

O*NET Online
Find career information including the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities required for the occupation.

America's Career Info Net
Videos for over 450 careers are available in both Windows Media Player and Real Player formats. You may download the players for free if you do not already have one installed. (I had better luck with Real Player.)

Virtual Job Shadow
Virtual Job Shadow TM (VJS) membership is free. To gain access to this award-winning video database, you are asked to create an account. They do not sell, share, or make any personally identifying information available to the public, and strictly adhere to the FCC's Children's On-Line Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Note: K-12 students do not have to create a username and password to access Virtual Job Shadow. Educators can create a username and password for their school or class, and distribute to their students for access.

The above resources are good (and free), but for something truly remarkable, check out:

Career Cruising
These excellent, internet-based career resources are accessed by password, however, the licensing agreements allow students, parents, and staff to access them from home or school.

User Name: ia
Password: macomb