Standard Occupational Codes (SOC) Careers and Jobs
Select, Find and Prepare for Careers and Jobs Based on Categories - Standard Occupational Codes (SOC) - All On One Page
This page will take you through 4 steps to (1) Select a career (based on SOC), (2) Find active job listings (can opt in to receive job listings daily), (3) Prepare for the career you selected, and (4) Provide career-specific resources.
Here is a more detailed 3-minute helper video .
Step 1: Select a Career: You will be presented with a listing of occupations. The initial listing contains general career areas. Once you have identified an occupation of interest, simply click on it.
After you make a selection, you will get another more detailed list of careers, and you will choose again. This selection process will happen 4 times - at the end of which you will have selected a specific type of career. You can change your selections at any point of the process and the subsequent selection lists will be updated accordingly.
Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career above, you will see current job listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as you wish. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.
Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to get started - you can opt out anytime.
Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will see many details specific to your chosen career.
Core and Supplemental Duties: Lists the worker-related tasks performed for the job.
General and Specific Work Activities: Summarizes the broad and more specific types of job behaviors related to the job.
Knowledge Required: Represents the necessary acquisition of facts and principles about types of information
Skills Required: Provides basic skills and cross-functional skills for a job.
Preparation Required: Provides a summary of the required experience and education for a job.
Educational Requirements: Detailed breakdown of the prior educational experience required to perform in a job.
Work Experience Required: Detailed breakdown of the prior work experience required to perform in a job.
Local Salary Information: Provides national and local salary ranges for the job.
Certifications: Provides government and private-sector certifications and/or credentials required for a job.
Professional Associations: Obtain professional associations that are associated with the job selected.
Job Listings: Active current job listings for the job(s) you selected, along with multiple similar job titles to explore.
Similar Job Titles (with links to jobs): Provides many job titles similar to the one chosen, along with current and active job listings.
Related Careers to Consider: Lists up to 20 careers that might be of interest to you (related to your initial choice - what they do, what they know, and what they're called), ranked by best fit.
Step 4: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that will provide detailed (always updated) links to occupational information specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.
Step 1 of 4: Select a Career
Scroll through the picklist (below). These are general types of jobs. After you make a selection, you will get another more detailed list of jobs. This selection process will happen 4 times - at that point you will have selected a specific type of job. You can change your selections at any point of the process and the subsequent selection lists will be updated.
This page might provide an intuitive method for you to explore various occupations. There is a possibility that we do not yet have data for the specific job you have chosen. If this is the case, please select a different job and/or check back at a later date.
Please click on "How To Use This Page" (above) for more details on the information that will be provided to you.
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