The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) . This is a great resource for Transition teachers, youth and parents.
The OOH reflects BLS employment projections for the 2012–22 decade. The OOH is one of the nation’s most widely used sources of career information. It provides details on hundreds of occupations and is used by career counselors, students, parents, teachers, jobseekers, career changers, education and training officials, and researchers.
The OOH is available online at www.bls.gov/ooh. OOH Profiles The 2014–15 OOH includes 334 occupational profiles covering 580 detailed occupations, or about 84 percent of total employment in 2012. Each occupational profile describes:
• What workers do
• Where they work
• Typical education and training requirements
• Job outlook
• And much more
New in the 2014–15 OOH The 2014–15 OOH includes many new occupational profiles:
• Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
• Computer network architects
• Emergency management directors
• Genetic counselors
• Information security analysts
• Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners
• Solar photovoltaic installers
• Training and development specialists
• Web developers
• Wind turbine technicians
In addition, existing occupational profiles have been updated with 2012 data and with the latest career information.