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Veterinary Technologists and Technicians: Must Love Dogs . . . and Cats Veterinary technologists and technicians handle lab work, radiology, nursing care, and assist in animal surgery in a veterinary setting.
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Career Aware
Want to help fourth to sixth graders become aware of the variety of careers in the work place? Career Aware I and Career Aware II provide activities to use in the classroom or at home.
Here is your one-stop source for a wide variety of occupational information. Wages, employment projections, employment by industry, skill sets, educational requirements, and training providers are all accessible from one convenient location.
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Unsure of how to bring your career goals into focus? The Occupation Explorer can help you to identify which occupations might be right for you, based on your preferences in such areas as wages, projected job growth, and educational requirements.

The Skill Explorer can help you identify which occupations best match your unique set of skills.

Helpful Links
This site provides a comprehensive source of occupational and economic information to help you make informed career decisions.
Oregon Career Information System (CIS) is a comprehensive resource to help Oregonians of all ages become aware of work and educational options, connect education and work, and make successful career decisions and transitions throughout their lifetime.
Looking for career information and guidance for children? This site is an in-depth resource for parents of elementary through college-age students.
The O*NET Online site includes a database with information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a source of national occupational information that contains job descriptions, employment prospects, wages, and other valuable information.
Learn more about the necessary skills and opportunities in several occupations with green jobs in Oregon. The site provides information on courses, certificates, and degrees geared towards these green occupations that are offered through Oregon's community colleges and apprenticeship programs.
Northwest Youth Corps is a nonprofit job training, alternative/outdoor education, employment, and youth development organization.
STEM Brochures
Eight STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) brochures include basic wage and employment data as well as a number of interesting characteristics about each broad STEM area they cover. They help show students the various career opportunities available in STEM-related fields.
Career Pathway
Everyone follows their own road in life. Learn how following a career path can lead you to your career goal.
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Apprenticeships in Oregon: Patience You Must Have, My Young Padawan In some fields, workers are trained in apprenticeships, which combine classroom and on-the-job training.
10-Year Occupational Projections for STEM Jobs One out of every nine jobs in Oregon falls in the STEM category: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
10-Year Occupational Projections Show Variety in Oregon's Economy A variety of job opportunities in Oregon's economy are anticipated during the next decade.
Job seekers and training providers want to know which skills give applicants an edge in the job market.
While no one claims there's a plethora of jobs out there, some employers are hiring.
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This publication is aimed at the career planning needs of students. It contains information about how to select and prepare for a career.
Looking for something to help students explore CAREERS 2014? The guide contains several short activities to use in the classroom.
Esta publicación se dirige a las necesidades de planificación de carrera de estudiantes. Contiene la información sobre cómo seleccionar y prepararse para una carrera. Carrera de estudiantes. Contiene la información sobre cómo seleccionar y prepararse para una carrera.
Busca algo que puede ayudar a los estudiantes a explorar la publicación Carreras en Oregon 2014? La guía contiene varias actividades abreviadas para usar en la clase.
Whether you are looking for the largest industries, the occupations with the most job openings, or the fastest-growing occupations, you will find the information here.
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Take an in-depth look at a potential career.
In 2012, nearly 3,000 computer programmers were employed in Oregon, with nearly two-thirds working in the Portland Tri-County area.
Preparing for the Bell to Ring - Oregon's Firefighters With Fourth of July fun comes the increased chance a roaring red engine will dash down your street to keep the fireworks under control.
Planning for Your Future? A Personal Financial Advisor Could Help Ben Franklin once said, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Helping people plan for their future is the job of personal financial advisors.
Career Path: Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician? Both the qualifications and the earnings of these two occupations are very different, so which is better?
Graphic arts careers 'draw' people with vision as well as marketing and technical knowledge.
Truck Drivers are in for Long-Haul of Demand Trucks deliver roughly 10 billion tons of cargo each year in the United States, keeping truck drivers in demand.
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