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Career Exploration

Salary Information

  • Virginia Wage Data
    Published by the Virginia Employment Commission
  • The Salary Calculator
    Compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. cities.
  • Estimated Salary Projections
    The Economic Research Institute provides an estimate as to the amount of compensation that can be expected in the future for a particular job/position.
  • Salary Survey (pdf)
    To view past editions of the Salary Survey, visit the Resource Room.

Online Resources

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Published by the U.S. Department of Labor, it provides job description and qualifications, employment outlook, salary information, and resources for additional information.
  • Virginia View
    The Career Information System for the Commonwealth of Virginia, it assists you with brainstorming occupations and contains information on careers in Virginia. Includes employment outlook and salary trends for Virginia.
  • O*NET
    Obtain a list of occupations based on your skills and get occupation information.
  • My Next Move
    Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, this site lets you search career options by interest, industry and job title as well as the education or experience required for each profession.
  • JobsMadeReal.com
    A collection of job/career videos searchable by salary, education level, and personality type.
  • JobShadow.com
    Read interviews of people living the careers you are considering.
  • RoadTrip Nation
    RoadTrip Nation is a documentary series about students traveling the country to interview professionals in all kinds of career fields about their passions. It describes the importance of finding and pursuing your interests.
  • Humanmetrics--Jung Typology Test
    Based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, this will help you determine what your personality type is and with the assistance of the University Career Center, you can examine related career choices.
  • WetFeet
    Contains career and industry information as well as salary information by position and geographic location.
  • Glassdoor
    Gives you an inside look at company reviews, interview questions, and salary information for thousands of jobs.