Occupations

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is conducting scheduled system maintenance starting Friday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. ET through Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00 a.m. ET. Most DOL websites and web systems will be affected and unavailable to the public. The National Contact Center remains open 24 hours a day to contact Job Corps (1-800-733-5627), MSHA (1-800-746-1553), and OSHA (1-800-321-6742).

The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes a large amount of information on employment and wages by occupation, including career information, employment levels and projections, and various types of earnings data.

Web Pages on This Topic

Occupational Outlook Handbook
This publication describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

Career Outlook
This page provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, and salary trends.

Employment (Occupational Employment Statistics)
This annual mail survey provides data on employment and wages by occupation and industry for about 750 occupations and 400 industries throughout the nation and similar data for all states and selected metropolitan areas.

Wages by Area and Occupation
Wage data are available by occupation for the nation, regions, states, and many metropolitan areas.

Employment Projections
Estimates of the labor market 10 years into the future and other career information.

Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program provides data on illnesses and injuries on the job and data on worker fatalities.