Vocational Guidance / Career Development

  • Tennessee Career Information Delivery System: TCIDS guides students to careers that fit their interests and career goals. It includes a Job Search questionnaire designed to assist students in search of career ideas, a searchable career database with 700 job descriptions and images, an educational institution questionnaire designed to assist students in search of post-secondary educational opportunities, and a searchable educational institution database with links to 1,000 post-secondary institutions and 178 military career information pages. In cooperation with The Tennessee Department of Education.
  • Tennessee Economic Council on Women: The Council’s mentoring campaign promotes a wide range of careers in healthcare, engineering, computer technology, science, business ownership and more.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook, Online Edition: a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook 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.
  • O*Net OnLine: Dictionary of Occupational Titles, Occupational Information Network : Search by occupation, skills, or codes issued by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS), Military Occupational Classification (MOC), and the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). Each entry can be viewed in a summary or detailed format. Entries include information on tasks, knowledge required, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, and related occupations. Other categories include Job Zone, interests, work value, and work needs. The Wages & Employment section gives the average salary in each state.
  • Miscellaneous Links: Over 50 different links to additional career information resources, including disability Online, Job Corps, and Welfare to Work, etc.

At the Library:
Check resources in our Reference Collection within the 331.1 to 331.7 call numbers.

See also the Online Catalog, checking subjects such as: career development, careers, occupations, vocational guidance, and individual career topics.