Careers and Salaries
Whether you are exploring different majors, preparing for an interview, or thinking of applying for a raise or promotion, it is always wise to research salaries in your field, as well as the job outlook for various positions. Following are some useful websites for this type of research.
- The Kent State University Career Center website has a section on exploring jobs and careers
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook On-Line gives information on hundreds of occupations, is updated every two years, and has an "A to Z" search. It will give the job description, education required, salary information, job outlook for the future and other useful information. You can also find the "Occupational Outlook Handbook" in the research section of your library.
- The free On-Line Salary Calculator will help you evaluate salaries for job offers and raises.
- The Cost of Living Calculator will calculate the likely living costs nationwide.