To gain specific insight into your career field, potential career outcomes and earning potential, we recommend that you visit the following websites to conduct research. Also, don't forget to reach out to Career Services for additional guidance!
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.
Occupational Employment Statistics
The OES program provides employment and wage estimates by occupation. OES is a nationwide program which contacts 400,000 establishments annually. Over 7,000 establishments are contacted annually in Iowa. Wage information is provided by region.
Career Exploration Resources
Resources available on this site can be a useful starting point for planning a career or finding the right job.
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!