About Careers and Salaries

Occupational Outlook Handbook

This U.S. Government publication provides detailed information for approximately 250 occupations, including information on nature of the work, working conditions, employment, training, other qualifications and advancement.  It also covers job growth outlook, earnings, related occupations, and other sources of information. 


Search for a single occupation or browse categories of careers. You will find a description of each occupation including job characteristics, employment trends, wages, education/training required, salaries by state and related occupations. 

U.S. News Best Careers

This site provides interesting, up-to-date lists, detailed information and ratings on the best careers. Best career selections are based on salary, job prospects, growth, employment rate, stress level, and work-life balance.

Salary Surveys

Find free salary survey information for a large variety of occupations by job title. Typing in a job title will give you a report for salaries nationwide. However, if you then request a personal report and register, you can get free salary information for specific cities.

Career Videos

This link provides videos describing over 400 careers, with a separate option to view most in Spanish.


Return to the HSO Career Resource Center.