Internet Resources for Occupational Information, Colleges, and Majors

Occupational Information Sites:

One Source (incorporates HORIZONS CIS) -

Illinois workforce and career information from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Use LMI Source for advising information on outlook and salary in counties and metropolitan regions of Illinois for hundreds of jobs.

Use Career Resources: Horizons CIS to find occupational information including Illinois-specific salary and job data for 480 of occupations as well as national (4200) and Illinois-specific (528) colleges and universities. Includes a search engine capable of sorting by major field of study (among others) for colleges and universities throughout the United States.

O*NET Online -

Extensive and detailed occupational information for 1166 occupations. This detail includes the Tasks, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Work Activities, Work Context, Job Zone (cluster), Interests, Work Values, Work Needs, Related Occupations, and Wages & Employment (national and by state) associated with each occupation.


A career exploration program that includes a database of national occupational information. You can sort through occupations by a major field of study, obtain detailed occupational information and search for colleges and universities by a variety of criteria including major and geographic location. [User ID and Passwords are available from the staff in the College and Career Information Center of the Library(630) 942-2386.]

What can I do with a major in… -

Developed at University of Michigan and adapted by Miami University of Ohio, this website offers lots of occupational titles associated with numerous major titles.

Occupational Outlook Handbook -

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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a Federal government agency and is the source of this information.

College Search Sites:

For a more complete listing of resources presented by the Library’s College and Career Information Center, go to: