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Find Occupations – Alphabetical listing of more than 800 primary and secondary occupational classifications as identified by the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) classification system.

Included in this section:

  • ability to search for a specific occupation by keyword in the occupation title or description. For best results use only singular terms when searching, (i.e. “weld” or “teach”) to locate a more complete list of related occupational titles.
  • occupation description(s) as defined by O*NET;
  • summary job forecast detail (primary occupation) including wage and salary estimates and the typical education or training level;
  • growth rate estimates over time; projected job demand; and estimates of new and replacement jobs;
  • education and/or training providers who offer related training for the occupation (if applicable);
  • ability to compare two or more of the providers and their related program detail for the occupation and;
  • O*NET detail, including tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, job zone detail, and work styles and values related to the occupation.
 
 

First Professional Degree. Occupations that require at least two years of full-time academic study beyond a bachelor's degree (for example, law, medicine, dentistry and clergy).

Doctoral Degree. Occupations that require at least three years of full-time academic study beyond a bachelor's degree culminating in a doctoral degree.

Master's Degree. Occupations that require the completion of a master's degree program which is usually one to two years beyond a bachelor's degree.

Bachelor's Degree or Higher and Some Work Experience. Occupations that generally require work experience in an occupation requiring a bachelor's or higher degree. Most occupations in this category are managerial occupations that require work experience in a related non-managerial occupation.

Bachelor's Degree. Occupations that require the completion of at least four but not more than five years of full-time academic study beyond high school resulting in a Bachelor's degree.

Associate Degree. Occupations that require the completion of at least two years of full-time academic study beyond high school.

Post-Secondary Vocational Education. Occupations that require completion of vocational school training.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation. Occupations that require skills obtained through work experience in a related occupation.

Long-Term On-The-Job-Training. Occupations that require more than 12 months of on-the-job training or combined work experience and formal classroom instruction for workers to develop the skills needed for average job performance.

Moderate-Term On-The-Job-Training. Occupations in which workers can develop average job performance after 1 to 12 months of combined on-the-job experience and informal training.

Short-Term On-The-Job-Training. Occupations in which workers can develop skills needed after a short demonstration or up to one month of on-the-job experience and instruction

 
 
Find Schools – Alphabetical listing of nearly 200 public and private sector education and training providers located primarily in the six county Sacramento region (El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties) sorted by sector.

Included in this section:

  • ability to identify education and training providers by sector (i.e. adult education, apprenticeships, community colleges, regional occupational programs, private schools and colleges, and public universities).
  • provider name, location, contact detail, and date of last update;
  • hyperlink to provider’s website (if available)’
  • services available from provider (i.e. financial aid assistance, tutorial services, etc.) and;
  • program(s) name and detail, including cost and average time to complete (certificate and apprenticeship programs) and primary occupation(s) program prepares an individual for.
 
 
Search for a Program – More than 2,000 individual education and/or training programs across all training sectors.

Included in this section:

  • program name with the ability to link to program detail;
  • provider name with hyperlink to the provider’s website (if available) and;
  • ability to search for a specific occupation by keyword in the occupation title. For best results use only singular terms when searching, (i.e. “weld” or “teach”) to locate a more complete list of related occupational titles.
 
 
Resources – Links users to related education, training or workforce related sites like:

Health Care Careers (EDD/LMID) - http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/?pageid=169
California Occupational Guides (EDD/LMID) - http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/occguides/

 
 

Interest Profiler – A career exploration tool, based on the O*NET Interest Profiler, that helps individuals identify the occupations they are most interested in. Individuals identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to them. The Interest Profiler measures six types of occupational interests based on Holland’s R-I-A-S-E-C Interest Structure (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional). The resulting interest areas allow the individual to identify occupations of interest by Job Zone (preparation time) from Little/No job preparation to Extensive job preparation. The assessment takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Requires account log-in/registration to save results.

Account Log-in – Allows users of the CareerGPS.com website to create their own account within the website. Registration gives users of the website the ability to save the results of their interest profiler assessment and to bookmark their search locations for future ease of access. Bookmarks for Provider and Program details are created thru the Occupations section of CareerGPS.com.

Map of Schools – Allows individuals the ability to identify where an education or training provider is geographically located and to create driving directions. Also included is the ability to link to the specific provider’s complete school profile within CareerGPS.com. Users can view all education and training sectors (refresh button will bring map to all sector state) or view a specific sector by selecting a sector from list directly beneath the map. Users can use the zoom slide bar or double click on the screen to zoom in. Users can also hold down the left mouse button to move the entire map.

 
 

Major Sector: High-Level group of economic activities. Each of the key industries falls under a Major Sector, which describes the broader group of activities it is associated with.

NAICS: North American Industrial Classification System code. Officially defines what activities are included in the industry. More information on NAICS is available at www.census.gov/epcd/naics02/.

Sector Name: Official title of the key industry based on its NAICS code.

SOC: Standard Occupational Classification code. Officially defines what functions are included in the occupation. More information on SOC is available at www.bls.gov/soc/.

Employment: Total number of workers employed in the occupation within the industry at the referenced point.

% Change: Percentage change in employment over the referenced time period.

New Jobs: Absolute change in employment over the referenced time period.

Replacements: Absolute number of jobs needed in the occupation within the industry to make up for worker separations over the referenced time period.

Total Job Demand: Sum of new jobs and replacements over the referenced time period.

Median Hourly Wage: Average hourly wage for all workers employed in the occupation in dollars.

Median Annual Wage: Average annual wage for all workers employed in the occupation in dollars.

Training Provider: General type of training provider able to provide or facilitate acquisition of the referenced training level.

Forecast Data Source: EMSI