What are some additional career choices?
The following resources are designed to help you explore other careers. To begin your search, you may wish to learn more about various occupations. The California Labor Market Info web site offers a database with detailed information about individual occupations or occupations organized by category. Click on the links below to view more information. Each link you click will offer you ways to focus your search. Once you have selected a specific occupation and chosen the county where you would like to work, the database will display current wages for the occupation you have chosen, an employment forecast, industries employing this occupation, training programs, as well as job postings for you to pursue.
The links found under Additional useful resources will bring you to various web sites containing more information about other potential occupations for you to explore.
California Labor Market Web Site Links
- Explore individual occupations
- Architecture and Engineering Occupations
- Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
- Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations
- Business & Financial Operations Occupations
- Construction and Extraction Occupations
- Education, Training and Library Occupations
- Farming, Fishing, Forestry Occupations
- Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
- Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
- Management Occupations
- Military Specific Occupations
- Office and Administrative Support Occupations
- Personal Care and Service Occupations
- Production Occupations
- Protective Service Occupations
- Sales and Related Occupations
- Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Career Information Center (2007)
13 volumes of career information. Volume 3 covers computers, business, and office careers; volume 6 provides information about jobs in engineering, science, technology, and social science; volume 7 explores health careers; volume 11 describes public and community services jobs.
Encyclopedia of Careers & Vocational Guidance (2007)
4 volumes describing over 900 different careers, personal and professional requirements, salary statistics, work environment, and future outlook are provided .
The Top 100: The Fastest Growing Careers for the 21st Century (2001)
Profiles 100 careers described as high demand by the US Department of
Labor. Job overviews, requirements, future outlooks, and resources are
LOOKING FOR JOB OPENINGS
The job search involves looking for local services and websites that post job openings. Many websites not only enable applicants to apply for job openings, but to also create and store resumes.
One Stop Career Centers
This is the nation's publicly-funded resource for jobseekers and businesses. Personnel are available to help applicants in all steps of the application process.
California – One Stop Centers
There are five (5) locations in Monterey County. A comprehensive list and location of all California offices can be found at
State of California (EDD) CalJOBS
California’s Internet system for linking employer job listings and job seeker resumes. Job fairs and events are also listed. Also in Spanish.
The official job site of the United States Federal Government. It is the one stop source for employment information and jobs openings at the Defense Language Institute, Naval Postgraduate School, Park Service and other Federal employment in Monterey County and other California locations.
Monterey Bay Jobs
Provides current job openings in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties
“The largest job search, employment and careers site”
Register, post a resume and receive weekly job openings.
Register and post a resume. List job openings as well as job hunting tips.
Newspapers are excellent sources for looking for employment. Newspapers post weekly new openings.
Salinas Californian – Tuesday
- Monterey County Herald – Wednesday
- Monterey County Weekly
- San Jose Mercury- Sunday
- San Francisco Chronicle - Sunday
City and County Governments, Businesses, Corporations, Schools and Colleges
Human Resources Departments are responsible for posting openings within the organization. Employment openings are also provided online as a link from an organization’s home page.Additional useful resources
- Career Voyages
This web site is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education . It is designed to provide information on high growth, in-demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs.
- Career One Stop
Provides access over 1 million jobs, labor market trends and tips, and allow you to post your
resume for thousands of employers, and MUCH MORE.
- Neighborhood Networks Online Career Coach
The Neighborhood Networks Career Coach will guide you through a 10-step jobseeking process from start to finish. Each step of the process will provide you with online tools (samples, drafts, etc.) and/or resources (information on a specific topic).
- Occupational Information Network O*NET Online
The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.