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Business Bootcamp: How Can I Look Up Facts and Statistics About Careers?

A guide to business sources as students look for careers and internships.

Where Do I Start?

Here is the link to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) which is also listed on the library homepage under Databases A-Z. Search Outlook to locate the link.   

Below is an image from the OOH homepage. You can browse various occupations, economic releases, data tools, or search for an occupation. 

To start, try a search for "marketing", "accounting" or "financial manager" or any occupation that interest you.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

To find a specific occupation, type the occupation into the handbook search box and press Go.

In this example we will use Marketing.

Click on Market Research Analysts.

If you need any assistance navigating the site, please don't hesitate to contact a librarian. We are here to help!

Occupational Outlook Handbook Search

Once on the occupation page you are able to see quick facts and find more information on this occupation. Does the occupation pay well? Does it require special training? What level of growth are we seeing for this occupation?

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Market Analysis


Read some narratives about your career ideas. Here are three places to look. 

Check Statista for current data on careers and industries. 


I chose Technology but you can try other links as well. 


Try Vault - make an account - login and click on library. 


Search the Library for books on careers. It is easy - just do a search for careers. Most of the books are eBooks so you can read them anywhere. 


Good luck as you look for career information!