Career Zone

  • PA Career Zone

Pennsylvania CareerZone is a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Jobseekers, educators, and counselors will also benefit from the wealth of information on 900 occupations from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net) database.

Users are encouraged to work through the Interest Profiler, Work Importance Profiler, and Assess Yourself assessment based on the Holland Codes for self-exploration. Comprehensive information on 900 occupations includes state specific wages, worker attributes, job characteristics, and much more. There are 300 career videos that give users a snap shot of the featured occupation. Job openings in Job Central are easily accessible within each occupations profile. Please continue on investigating from the Resource link where other useful resources are listed.

Pennsylvania CareerZone has been developed among the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.

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  • PA Career Guide

From Commonwealth of PA-Department of Labor & Industry: Whether you are a student, an educator, a first-time jobseeker, parent or a person considering a career change, you will find the Career Guide a valuable tool as you make those all-important career decisions. It contains wage and job outlook information for more than 250 occupations, interest assessments, tips for marketing yourself, sources of financial aid and contact information for Pennsylvania’s public schools, PA CareerLink offices and selected state agencies.

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  • Education Planner

Addresses three major areas: Thinking About College, Choosing A College, and Paying For College. Students can even take a free Career Interest Inventory and learn about careers. Excellent information!

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  • Mapping Your Future

Mapping Your Future is a free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information for MS and HS students.

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  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years. Everything you wanted to know about occupations is included in this handbook! Excellent resource.

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  • Occupational Information Network

Detailed descriptions of numerous occupations are available. This site serves the U.S. Department of Labor & Industry.

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  • Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania – Health Careers

Maintains job overviews of more than 50 health care professions. This is one of the most detailed and helpful sites for any student interested in the health field. Site includes links to Pennsylvania post-secondary schools/colleges that offer the majors.

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  • LifeWorks (Science Careers)

Sponsored by the Office of Science Education, National Institute of Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services learn about more than 100 science-related careers.

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  • United States Department of Labor

Information on careers, employment, and money management. You’ll find links to other sites about career exploration too.

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  • Business & Accounting – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Learn what it is like to have a career in business and accounting by checking out this interactive website.