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Career Research

This page has resources that may be useful to those who are interested in exploring careers. For those who are working career research may help to identify possible ladders to career advancement . For those who are currently unemployed career research may help by targeting job search efforts to specific occupations or industries.

Career Research Resources

  • Sonoma County Job Link - Job Link wants to help you know your skills, develop your skills, and get the best job you can get with your skills whether you need help with job search techniques or further occupational training.

  • SRJC Career Center - The SRJC Career Center serves the career development needs for SRJC students and the local community. Choosing an academic major and a career are important decisions. Their experienced and friendly staff is available to help you explore occupations and career fields through extensive resources. Their goal is to inspire and empower individuals to make some of the most important decisions influencing the course of their lives.

  • O*NET - O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - 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, and working conditions. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more. You can also view frequently asked questions about the Handbook.

  • EDD Labor Market Information - Information from the state of California on careers and the economy. It also includes links to the data the state collects about jobs.

    • California Occupational Guides - For job seekers looking for work or seeking a career change, use this link to search for wage information and job availablity.

  • California Career Zone - research different occupational fields, figure out how much money you will need to live, and even do an online self-assessment to help find the right career for you.