It’s been my experience that every college student has career questions. Not every college student seeks answers. Our goal for The HBCU Career Center is to be a resources for students seeking answers as well as to engage college students in asking career questions.
One of my favorite resources that I recommend to help college students and for that matter, anyone, is ONET Online. This is a comprehensive information service supported by the US Department of Labor. Really anyone who is looking for answers to career questions, wants to expand industry awareness or looking for employment trends, should explore ONET.
Although there are many features on ONET Online, these 3 will help college students find answers and esplore.
Research growing industries
Use the Find Occupations link on ONET Online home page to search for occupations. A search for any occupation will give you a list including the occupation you searched for as well as related occupations. Use summary tab to see information on Education, Skills, Tasks etc.; all related to the occupation you selected. Research the occupation selected to find out the rate at which an occupation is growing or shrinking.
Use the Bright Outlook link
The Bright Outlook link is a list of occupations that the Bureau of Labor Statistics is expecting to experience rapid growth over the next decade. In this Bright Outlook list you can find occupations that require the kind of training you are getting in college.
Explore Related Occupations
In the original list of occupations you selected, will find Related Occupations. If you are in a college major which might be in a declining area, you may want to explore related occupations, requiring similar skills.