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PSYC 4010 Assignment Resources: Week 1 Assignment

Capstone paper section 1

The sites provided in for Week 1 allow you to explore different careers to learn more about them. You can learn the skills and education required, work activities associated with the job, and wages and job outlook.  

Other occupations are listed at the end of the Appleby article.  You can view the "wild card" websites associated with occupations of interest presented in that list.

Occupational Information Network O*NET

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is a rich source of occupational information.

In O*NET (http://www.onetonline.org/) you can browse or search for occupations.

Use the steps outlined below to find a profession of interest.

1) To browse, click Find Occupations.

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2) Next, select Human Services from the Career Cluster.

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3) The areas of Counseling and Mental Health Services and Family and Community Services are the most likely areas to find more information about specific occupations.

The examples below show how the occupations will appear when you browse to them in O*NET.

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If you want to see what the expected wages are for your state you can select your state in the Wages area.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is another good source of information.

The steps outlined below will help you locate professions in the area of psychology.

1) Under Occupation Groups click on Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations.

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2) Click on Psychologists from the list of occupations.

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