Career Exploration Resources

Hard Copy Resources

You are welcome to visit the Career Networking Center in 127 Manwaring Center to access any of these items. Resources may not be removed from the office. Regular business hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Master File

The Master File contains summary sheets, newspaper and magazine articles and other current information about careers and majors. It also includes information about graduate programs. Students can make copies of handouts or brochures for their personal use.

Encyclopedia of Careers

This encyclopedia set provides information for more than 900 careers. It lists a general description of the job or career field, the professional requirements, salary statistics, work environment, future outlook and sources for more information.

Books on Careers

These books offer an in-depth look at specific majors and careers.

The Business Journal: Books of Lists

Get essential information on the leading businesses and employers in Hub cities. Each market-specific edition is created by the local business journal to give you a perspective you can't get anywhere else. Note: the Service Missionaries are responsible for the books for each city, however, they are not all in the main office, and may be located in another ADC Center. You may call ahead to find out in which center each book is currently located. (208) 496-9816.

Online Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information produced by the U.S. Department of Labor. It provides valuable information needed to make career decisions.

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The U.S. Department of Labor developed the Occupational Network (O*NET) to help people find a job that interests them. It allows people to search for jobs listed alphabetically, by required education or training, by O*NET number, or by interests. It also lists jobs by earning rates, growth rates, and number of openings.

Online Access:

New and Emerging Occupations:

Best Jobs of 2013

A collection of lists compiled by US News, as based on data categorized by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Best 100 Jobs
Best Jobs Ranked by Industry

What's it Worth?

A resource from Georgetown University which shows the worth of Bachelor's Degrees from a variety of different majors: