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HST 2250 :: Introduction to the Profession

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Finding articles
Search for Articles - Various EBSCO databases

The search box above  will help you find articles on careers in a particular field.  Type (your career name) and careers to start.  For example:

Articles on nursing careers
This will search a collection of useful article databases, including Academic Search Complete, Business Source Elite, Health Source Nursing/Academic, and more.  Some articles will be fairly generally focused, while others will be quite specialized and will be based on research studies conducted with people working in a particular field.  These can provide you with in-depth insight into career satisfaction, working conditions, and so forth.

Other searches to try for more detailed information:

(your career) and career satisfaction
(your career) and wages
(your career) and career path

Online Resources
Responsibilities and Competencies for Health Education Specialists from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, is an excellent source for information about many different occupations.

Mathematicians: Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration, offers a variety of options for your career search.  One highlight of O*NET is the detailed breakdowns for each career field.  Within the Hospitality and Tourism cluster, for example, you'll find over 100 distinct occupations listed, from lodging managers to baristas to recreation workers.  Each occupation will provide a detailed analysis of tasks, skills, abilities, work styles and values, and much more.  Within O*NET, you'll find a section called My Next Move with an interest profiler that "helps you find what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work."