Welcome to 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 and provides information on over 700 occupations. Topics include working conditions, education requirements, licensing information, and a job outlook for the
occupation in the State of Alabama. 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, median, 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.
A downloadable PDF version of select
occupations is available
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. View hundreds of career videos through CareerOneStop,
organized into 16 clusters, or related types of work. Select a category to view
a list of videos related to that cluster. Videos include career details such as
tasks, work settings, education needed, and more.
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.
Official 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
The official webpage of Labor Market Information. It provides a plethora of
information to employers, job seekers, displaced workers, career planners, etc.