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Choose two occupations and address 8 specified occupational topics for each of the three occupations (total will be 2x8=16)

Research and select 5 (five) types of information sources, including the items shown below:

a. Computer-assisted career guidance systems (Choices, MBTI)
b. Reference books; eg: Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
c. Resource persons; eg: Occupational Interviewees
d. Employer-published literature; eg: annual reports
e. Government reports and publications; eg: US Department of Labor reports, economic forecasts
f. News; eg: magazines, newspapers, television news
g. Job Announcements
h. Conference proceedings
i. Academic journals
j. Other

1. Introduction: Brief, basic description of the occupation (eg: typical work setting, kind of work done)

2. Skills Used: Describe skills or abilities typically used by persons

3. Work Conditions: Describe the physical and cultural environment within this occupation, including stress level, type of supervision, customer/client contact, travel, hours, describe the Strong 'type' of the occupation

4. Becoming Employed/ Typical Job Notices: Describe how to find employment, the typical breadth and depth of a job search required, and whether internships, faculty, job fairs, or other means are used for a job search

5. Education/Training/Licensure: Describe the major fields of study related to preparation for this occupation, describe required or preferred advanced degrees/certifications when applicable, licenses, certificates, or continuing education relevant to this occupation, are there requirements to sustain training, are there state-level or national-level requirements, what are the specific requirements for the state you wish to reside in

6. Outlook/Salary: Provide a range of salary expectations, based on level and geographic location, describe any current and projected openings in the occupation, regional or economic influences, industry changes, etc.

7. Lifestyle Impact: Discuss how working within this occupation affects family roles, marriage, leisure, etc.

8. Conclusion: Brief summary of findings

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The Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2010-11 Edition is your best bet for this assignment. It contains information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can access the web site at


From the main page locate the index on the left side. To search for information about an accountant for example go to the index and click on Management. Next click on Business and Financial Occupations. There are two lists. One for Management Positions and one for Business and Financial Positions. From the Business and ...

Solution Summary

This solution shows a step-by-step process on how to use "The Occupational Outlook Handbook" to complete a career field analysis assignment. The purpose of the assignment is to help students learn about sources for occupational and educational research, and to give them an opportunity to apply these research skills through a series of occupational topics.

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