Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2002-2003 Edition

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2002-2003 Edition

U.S. Dept. of Labor

ISBN: 1-56370-850-7
656 pages

January 2000
The OOH is the most widely respected and used career reference in the known universe.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, or OOH as it is universally known, has been published every two years by the U.S. Department of Labor since the 1940s. The OOH is the most widely used career exploration resource anywhere. This is a quality reprint of the government’s OOH.

Most Americans Work in an OOH Job.
This reference describes 250 different jobs—the jobs held by 85% of the American workforce. And the OOH’s addendum includes summary data for another 80 occupations, covering an additional 5% of the workforce.
Counselors, Teachers, Librarians, and Job Seekers Need This Reference.
This one source provides access to information on jobs held by 90% of the workforce, a key career exploration resource that can be used in classroom settings as well as by individuals. Many schools purchase class sets of the OOH to teach students how to use it. The well-written narrative and many charts and pictures make this book ideal for exploring careers, and the OOH can be used to identify key skills to emphasize in resumes and when interviewing for jobs.
Up-to-Date Information
Updated every two years, each OOH description includes a representative photo, significant points section, and narrative sections on:
  • Nature of the work
  • Working conditions
  • Employment
  • Training, other qualifications, and advancement
  • Job outlook
  • Earnings
  • Related occupations
  • Sources of additional information