Use the Collegestart.org Simplified Career Comparison and Decision Tool as a starting point to compare all careers listed in the Occupation Outlook Handbook 2016-2017 and get a summary of what to expect from different careers. The tool among other things should help you identify other careers you may consider with your degree. All the data is from the 2016-2017 Occupation Outlook Handbook published by the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
The Occupation Outlook Handbook is a respected and nationally recognized source of detailed career information. The collegestart.org simplified career comparison tool provides this information in a simplified format to allow users to analyze the information by comparing and sorting the information to build their own customized reports.
Source: Occupation Outlook Handbook
What information to get from this tool
- For each career, get to know the entry level, the degree required for entry level positions, Job opportunities in 2014, new jobs to 2024 and expected percentage Job growth.
- You can look up for careers that require an entry level degree qualification similar to yours e.g if you are studying for a bachelor’s degree in accounting or you have just graduated, you can select Bachelor in the entry level field and accounting in the degree name field. You will get a list of careers that required that combination. You can sort this list by, median pay, Jobs 2014, new jobs to 2024, percentage growth or by comment.
- Check out the possible occupations you can pursue with you degree. For example, if you want to know what occupations you can pursue with an engineering degree, enter engineering in the degree name field. You will get a list of occupations that required an engineering degree. You can process this further by selecting any entry level and sorting the results by growth rate, median salary and number of Jobs.
- Highest earning careers with your degree
- Career with the highest number of jobs, highest number of new jobs and highest growth rate