Career planning is the combination of structured planning and the active management of one's own professional career. The outcome of successful career management should include personal fulfillment, work/life balance, goal achievement and financial security. The following questions will assist you in planning your future career:
Career goal: What area do you want to work in?
Explore occupations: Do you need to research and explore a variety of
different fields including your career choice?
Make a plan: What do you need to do to accomplish your plan?
Get the skills you need: Do you need to take some classes or get a degree?
The Occupational Outlook
Handbook is a publication of the
United States Department of Labor's
Bureau of Labor Statistics that includes information about the nature of
work, working conditions, training and education, earnings, and job outlook for
hundreds of different occupations. The handbook is released biennially with its
companion publication the
Career Guide to Industries. The current 2008-2009 edition was released in
December 2009 and includes
employment projections for the period 2008-2018. The
Occupational Outlook Handbook
is located at
CAREER PLANNING Resources