The following is a selective bibliography of materials in
the Oakland University Library containing information on careers.
The materials on this list focus on descriptions of various
careers and occupations, the education or training required,
employment and earnings prospects. Additional information
may be found by searching by subject in our online
Library Catalog. Do a subject search on any of the headings listed
For online information, see the Online Resources
Sources of Career Information
Occupational Outlook Handbook. (Ref. HD 8051.A62
Docs. Ref. L2.3/4 and online http://www.bls.gov/oco/
Gives information on employment trends and outlooks on more
than 200 occupations. Indicates nature of the work, qualifications,
earnings, working conditions, related careers and sources
of further information.
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. (Ref.
HF 5381.E52 2008).
Five volume set containing: 1) overviews of major industries or areas
of work that provide general and historical information; 2) information on specific occupations including
detailed descriptions of the work, education and special requirements,
history, methods of entry, advancement and earnings, employment
prospects, social and psychological factors.
Dictionary of Occupational Titles. 1991.(Ref. HB 2595
.A5 1991; also Docs. Ref. L 37.2: Oc 1/2/991).
Standardized detailed descriptions of job duties for over
20,000 occupations. This may be useful for reference purposes but it has been replaced by the O*NET website.
Professional Careers Sourcebook: An Information Guide
for Career Planning. 2000 (Ref. HF 5382.5 .U5 P76)
Profiles 111 professional careers giving job descriptions
and sources of information such as career guides, associations,
etc. for each.
Encyclopedia of Career Development. (Ref. HF 5381 .E517 2006)
College Majors Handbook (2004; e-book--access via library catalog)
Best Jobs for the 21st Century. (Ref. HF
5381 .F456 1999; 2004 is e-book--access via library catalog)
America's Top 101 Jobs for College Graduates. (2005; e-book--access via library catalog)
In addition to the Reference titles listed above there are
a number of other titles available in Kresge Library that
focus on more specific careers and occupations. A selective
list of these titles follows:
Career Opportunities in Advertising and Public Relations.
(HF 5828.4 .F54 2002)
Career Opportunities in the Retail and Wholesale Industry.
(HF 5429 .F434 2001)
Alternative Careers in Science. (Q 149 .U5 A66 2006)
Career Opportunities in Computers and Cyberspace. (QA
76.25 .H46 1999)
Career Management for Scientists and Engineers. (Q
180.55 .V6 B67 2000)
Is There an Engineer Inside You? (TA 157 .B294 2004)
Careers in Engineering. (TA 157 .G3267 2003)
Media Occupations and Professions: A Reader. (P 60
Careers in Journalism. (2005 and 2000 ed. are e-books; print
ed., PN 4797 .G58 1995)
Career Opportunities for Writers. (PN 151 .G84 2000)
Careers in Art. (N 6505 .C328 2007)
Career Opportunities in Photography. (TR 154 .G53 2006)
Career Opportunities in Art. (Ref. N 6505 .H35 2001)
Great Jobs for Theater Majors. (2005; e-book--access via library catalog)
Career Opportunities in Theater and the Performing Arts.
(PN 1580 .F5 1999)
Career Opportunities in the Music Industry. (ML
3795 .F497 2010)
Music Business Handbook and Career Guide. (ML 3795
101 Careers in Nursing. (RT 82 .A15 2003)
Nursing Today: Transition and Trends. (RT 82 .N874
Introduction to Health Occupations. (R 697 .A4 B33 2004; CD at Circ. Desk)
Career as a Social Worker. (2005; e-book--access via library catalog)
Career Opportunities in Education. (LB 1775.2 .E33
What Else You Can Do with a PhD: A Career Guide for Scholars.
(HF 5382.5 .U5 S425 2001)
Career Paths in Psychology. (BF 76 .C38 20027)
Great Jobs for Anthropology Majors. (GN 41.8 .C35
2000; 2005 ed. is e-book)
Careers in Sociology. (HM 51 .S8975 2004)
Career Guide for the High-Tech Professional. (2004; e-book--access via library catalog)
Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados and other Multilingual
Types. (P 60.2 .U6 S4 1992)
Guide to Careers in World Affairs. (HF 5549.5 .E45
Up the Political Ladder: Career Paths in U.S. Politics.
(JK 1726 .F66 2000)
Career Opportunities in Politics, Government and Activism.
(JK 692 .A94 2003)
Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security and
Protective Services. (HV 8143 .E24 2000)
Handbook of Career Planning for Students with Special
Needs. (HV 1568.5 .H36 2003)
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