Welcome to the 2012-2013 Edition of Alabama's Career Exploration Guide produced
by the Alabama Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Division. This
guide is designed for anyone thinking about a career direction. Information on
over 600 occupations is provided. Topics include working conditions, education
requirements, licensing information, and a job outlook for the occupation in the
State of Alabama. In addition to these topics, there is a notation for
occupations that fall within the President's High Growth Job Training
Initiative. This information gives readers an idea of how many people are
employed in an occupation; what employment should look like in the next decade;
where to get training for each occupation; how many openings are estimated in
Alabama each year; and the entry, mean, and experienced wages for a particular
occupation. Choosing or changing careers requires a lot of planning and thought.
This online publication should provide people with a great place to start.
Click on image to take you to O*Net's webpage. It includes information on skills, abilities, work activities, in-demand industries, etc. for over 950 occupations.
OOH ( Occupational Outlook Handbook ). Produced by The United States Department
of Labor that consists of very detailed information on education, working
conditions, job outlook and licensing. Click on image to take you to OOH
LOG ( Licensed Occupation Guide ). Produced by the Department of Labor, Labor
Market Information division. It contains information regarding occupational
descriptions, minimum qualifications, application procedures, fees, and agency
contact information. Click on the image to take you to the LOG pdf.
Occupational Videos. Over 500 captioned videos provide information about job
duties, work conditions, and typical training and education. Windows Media
Player is required for viewing. A link is provided for the free media player.
Projections. The Alabama Labor Market Information Division produces
projected employment by occupation and industry for the State and Workforce
Development Regions. National Projections are available from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics' Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections.
The Wage Survey is a list of data that shows mean wage, entry wage, and
experienced wage for each occupation.
The Hot 40 are jobs
expected to be in highest demand based on projected growth, average annual
openings, and average annual salary. The poster includes a short description of
the occupation, training/education, and skills requirements.
President's High-Growth Initiative Industries
Posters (PDF). These posters
reflect the common occupations, related wages and typical training needed for
the industry clusters mapped in high-growth industry clusters. Click on the
image to take you to the PDF's. The HTML version is here
High-Growth Job Training Initiative. Dedicated
to helping job seekers identify job opportunites in important sectors of the
economy and in high-demand, high-growth sectors.
webpage of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS). It provides information about
academics, adult education, and workforce development. Click on the image to take you to
the ACCS's webpage.
Alabama Career Tech website is devoted to students who are college and career
ready. It provides information on over 215 courses offered statewide, financial
aid information, and information on how to start a college technical major in