Occupational Outlook Handbook
Published annually by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Provides succinct overviews of jobs in many fields.
See also the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, published by the same source.
O*Net OnLine (Occupational Information Network)
This database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 950 occupations.
Compiled by Dr. Mary Corbin Sies, University of Maryland-College Park, for her academic job search in American Studies. Most of the questions are applicable to, or can be adapted to, job searches in other disciplines.
Sites Specific to Psychology
Careers in Psychology
Links to resources on Academic Careers in Psychology, Non-Academic Careers in Research Psychology, and Internships.
What Can You Do With a BA in Psychology?
Article published in the Winter 2001 issue of Eye on Psi Chi (Vol.5, Issue 2) by Dr. Lyn Aubrecht, Meredith College. View other articles.
Psychology: What can I do with this degree?
Chart prepared by the Career Planning staff of Career Services at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville; rights acquired by Saint Louis University Career Services. Features areas of employment, types of employers, and developmental strategies.
Career Decision Tree for Psychology Students
Question-answer formatted site presented by the M.A.-Clinical Psychology and Ed.S.-School Psychology Graduate Programs of Western Kentucky University.
Resources from the APA Research Office
Education and Employment Data presents data mainly by degree level.
Salary Surveys are (supposedly) published every two years. Compiled by the APA Research Office.
APA Web site that hosts job-seeker resumes and supports employer searches of the resumes in its databases. Accounts are required and fees are charged for resume searches. The site also includes a variety of career-related Web links.
APA article series on Interesting Careers in Psychology
How to land your second job Volume 36, No. 9 October 2005
Too few in quantitative psychology Volume 36, No. 8 September 2005
Psychologists in public service Volume 36, No. 7 July/August 2005
A rare breed (Applied animal behaviorists) Volume 36, No. 4 April 2005
Psychological sleuths Volume 35, No. 7 July/August 2004
Good news for bachelor's grads: Psychology training opens doors for recent graduates Volume 33, No. 6 June 2002
Career rotations: Behavioral scientists are energizing their careers with stints as rotators at the National Science Foundation Volume 33, No. 6 June 2002
The career path less traveled Volume 32, No. 2 February 2001
Future psychologists embrace novel careers Volume 31, No. 9 October 2000
If I'd only known... [Wish you'd known the secrets of faculty life before you started your first job in academe?] Volume 31, No. 7 July/August 2000
A Student's Guide to Careers in the Helping Professions (1999)
Descriptions of 15 helping professions, including psychology. Prepared by Dr. Melissa J. Himelein, University of North Carolina-Asheville.
Careers in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Prepared by Dr. Steven M. Davis, North Central College.
So Your Students Want to be Sports Psychologists! (2003)
Prepared by Diane L. Finley, Prince George's Community College.
Human Factors Careers
The Web site of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society links to several education- and career-related documents (see "Information for Students" section).