Jobs and Careers

Career Information

See also adult/continuing and vocational education and college planning information on the library's education page in addition to more career resources.
  • CareerOneStop
    CareerOneStop provides a central resource from which you can explore different careers; learn or enhance your resume and interview techniques; compare salary information; search for jobs; find education and training; or locate federal and state offices for training, economic and job-searching assistance. From the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

  • Military Careers
    Explore military careers in each of the military service branches on Today's Military, a site from the US Department of Defense. Also available in Spanish.

  • O*NET OnLine
    Explore careers with the Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network database. Search for occupational information by keyword, employment category or industry; by skills, tools or technologies used; or by codes or titles defined by existing classification systems such as the military or standard occupational classification systems. In addition, special search tools suggest careers to match a job searchers' interests and training, assist Veterans in their after-service career search and highlight jobs in the green economy.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Detailed information on hundreds of occupations. Each entry includes a description of the job and the work environment, how to enter the occupation, pay, job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for further information. Also available in Spanish.

  • Virginia Career View
    A great way for students in grades K-8 to explore their future career options. Virginia View uses brief descriptions, statistics, videos and interactive games to teach kids about a variety of occupations. Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education.

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Job Hunting

For databases that provide preparation materials for specific career licensing exams or civil service and military tests, and career assessment tools and resources that help develop resume writing, interviewing and networking skills, see the library's careers resources.
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  • CareerOneStop Salary Information
    Covers more than 800 different occupations. Salary information can be refined to the state or zip code level.

  • National Compensation Survey — Wages
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides wage data "by occupation for the nation, regions, states and many metropolitan areas."

    Look up what people in a given field are making, by zip code, including detailed descriptions of the responsibilities at different pay levels.

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