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Career Research

Resources and tips to help you research potential careers, network, find opportunities, and prepare for interviews.

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Exploring Careers

  • what the job entails
  • education and licensure requirements
  • work environment
  • tips for entry
  • professional associations 

Pro Tip

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Employers rarely disclose specific salaries, so finding salary data can be difficult. There is no federal law requiring employers to disclose salary data, and state laws vary. In addition to visiting commercial websites like Glassdoor and Payscale, try state-focused compensation databases, which might be managed either by state-sponsored institutions, or non-profit institutions, (e.g., Government Compensation in California).

  • Search for roles that match you interests (keep in mind that the database may use abbreviations, e.g., engr for engineer).