Career and Work Life Planning
The Career and Work Life Planning initiative helps working professionals select, prepare for, and manage their careers, and supports them in achieving career success.
We help adults in all stages of their careers:
- new professionals just starting out in their careers
- midcareer professionals considering a career change
- retirees determining next steps in their work-life development
Tools and Resources
Pennsylvania Occupational Outlook Handbook
Covers what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
Top 50 Employers
Lists the employers in Pennsylvania with the greatest employment by geographic region, ranging from county to statewide.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
The OOH is a nationally recognized source of career information designed to provide valuable assistance to persons making decisions about future careers and career
directions. The OOH, compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides information about occupations from A to Z. It includes information related to the nature of jobs;
working conditions; training, other qualifications, and advancement; job outlook; earnings; and related occupations. In addition, the site offers job search tips and links to
information about the job market in each job sector.
Occupational Information Network (O*NET Online)
The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key characteristics of workers and occupations. You can
find occupations by using keywords, browsing by job families and high-growth industries, etc. You can also use a list of your skills to find matching occupations.
This guide is designed to assist persons exploring careers and making decisions about postsecondary education, training, and work. It contains employment outlook and
wage information for more than 250 occupations.
Careers in Demand
One-page reports, designed for job seekers and career counselors, on high-priority occupations.
Contains information on selected occupations in various geographic areas.