Underpaid?..Need a Job Description?.. Want to Change Careers?

If you are looking for written job descriptions, salary benchmarks, and/or career profiles, here are some good resources from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Some of the data is based on 2015 and 2016, but the majority of the existing content is still valid. Unfortunately, the U.S. DOL has not updated their databases with more recent “jobs” like CISO, DevOps, CDO, etc…

  • My Next Move – this site helps you explore different careers (e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities-KSAs needed for a job, typical personality traits of successful individuals in a certain job, common technology used in a certain job, typical educational requirements, and a job outlook)
    • For Vets – a subsection of the above mentioned website that caters to veterans who may be transitioning. E.g., find a career that is similar to your military job
  • O*NET Online – this site was created for the general public to provide broad access to the O*NET database of occupational information. This is a great resource for helping you fine tune your job descriptions and profiles.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – this site provides facts about different careers as it relates to median pay (including state and area data), number of jobs, similar occupations, and the job outlook.
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