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Occupational Outlook Handbook

This link connects you to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook which provides an alphabetical listing of descriptions of occupations. It's a great resource for understanding the job description, skills, and education required for many positions, and it also contains helpful information about salaries.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

Wondering how to connect a major to a career? Click on MAJORS of interest to see outlines of common career areas, employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Choose LINKS to find a list of websites that provide additional information.

Penn State University Bulletin

This bulletin is intended primarily to provide users with information about Penn State's academic undergraduate degree programs, but it can also be helpful in selecting the right degree and career.

Career Library and Library World (Use PSU CAREER SVCS to log in.)

Career Internet Database (This is a career listing of hundreds of occupations.)
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O*NET (Occupational Information Database)

Job and Salary

Consult these listings for general salary surveys and profession-specific salary surveys.

Resources for Exploring Colleges and Graduate Schools


Brenda Schultz, MA
Student Personal and Career Counselor
113 Student Union Building

Recruit Penn State students! All companies and organizations are invited to post internship and job opportunities with us!