Bristol Community College

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Vocational Guides

The LRC currently has over 300 titles on the subject “vocational Guidance”.  Please search our on-line catalog  for more titles. Additional search terms are: “Job hunting”  

 Vocational Reference Books

REF HV 8143 E34 2000
Career opportunities in law enforcement, security, and protective services. by Echaore-McDavid, Susan. 

REF HF 5381 E52 2003 V.1   
Encyclopedia of careers and vocational Guidance.  by Andrew Morkes.  

REF HF 5382.75 U6 W65 2001
Quick Internet guide to career and education information. Wolfinger, Anne.  


HF 5381 F4563 2003     
200 best jobs for college graduates by Farr, J. Michael.  

HF 5381 F37 2003         
300 best jobs without a four-year degree by Farr, J. Michael.  

HD 5724.A583 2003     
America's fastest growing jobs : detailed information on the 141 fastest growing jobs in our economy. 

R 697 A4 S5 2004     
Diversified health occupations by Simmers, Louise.  

RM 735.4 A22 2000     
Opportunities in occupational therapy careers by Abbott, Marguerite.  

HF 5383 .B56 2001
What color is your parachute: a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers by Bolles, Richard.   


Certified medical assistant [videorecording]
1 videocassette (121:00) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. Walnut Creek, CA : Genesis, the Creative Production Co., c1999. 

Fashion merchandising [videorecording] : concepts and careers
1 videocassette (20 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 guide. Monmouth Junction, N.J. : Meridian Education Corp., c2001. 

Health technologists & technicians [videorecording]
1 videocassette (47 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 user's guide (20 p. : 18 cm.) Boulder, CO : Delphi Productions, c1997. 

Organizing your job search [videorecording]
1 videocassette (14 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, Inc., c1994.

 Web Sites

Career Resource
is a guide that uses database and annotated links to find jobs.

Career Search Database
Assists aspiring career professionals, job seekers and students make better, more informed career choices by providing them with highly relevant, reliable and up-to-date career information and job search resources.  
is a national nonprofit membership association whose mission is to prepare and connect students to college and opportunities.  The Career browser is an aid in  exploring careers,  learn about working conditions, job forecasts and  related professions  

provides career exploration by reading personal profiles of varying fields. Each profile was completed by someone (from the U.S. or Canada) who is successful in their job.  Find detailed information on a specific career such as the rewards of the job, stressful parts of their jobs, basic skills, challenges and advice on entering a particular field.  

Labor and Employment
an easy to use web site that contains Employment outlook, employment statistics, labor unions, and worker benefits.  

Massachusetts Career Information System
contains information that is helpful in exploring  occupations,  learning job search skills as well as  training opportunities, schools, and financial aid.

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
provides statistics on employment and wage estimates by occupation.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook
is 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.

is a database  which  includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career exploration, vocational counseling, and a variety of human resources functions, such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training with current workplace needs. Information in O*NET is available for over 950 occupations. Each occupational title and code is based on the most current version (2000) of the Standard Occupational Classification system.

The Riley Guide
is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet.

is a database which returns a market price for each listed job title across all industries, sizes, and geographies available.