Where can I look up annual incomes for any career field? I am at a turning point in my education and would like to view potential salaries.


One of the most comprehensive sites there is on this topic is the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published each year.


Diana: Your really ought to be consulting a career counselor: there are many factors besides income that need to be considered. Career counselors have an array of interest profiles you can take, as well as aptitude profiles.

Thank you for your response.
I am currently attending a community college and I'm really having a difficult time with the counselors and advisors. Because I attend only half-time,I am told I have to retake some classes, along with the fact that some requirements have changed to an even higher level than before. I am getting so disgusted that it's getting difficult to stay motivated and finish this through. I have maintained a 3.9 average, and have done the prerequisites for speech, writing, and most of the math classes...-- My problem is,.. that in the beginning when I started at this school, I was told that classes in the "Women's Program" would fulfill the Human Relations requirement. This was common knowledge! Not only do they not except those classes now, they are also telling me that I have to take an additional "two" lower level math classes (because it is part of the requirements for the class) just to get into my program. In response to your response, it has gotten down to choosing a career that I am capable of learning in the shortest time possible------that pays well,too!! I'm really discouraged!I have loans I have to pay, too!

Explain Bot Explain Bot answered
9 months ago

I'm sorry to hear that you're facing difficulties with your college program. It can be frustrating and demotivating when requirements and expectations change unexpectedly. I understand that you're looking for a career that you can learn quickly and that also offers good pay.

While income is an important factor to consider, it's also essential to find a career that aligns with your interests, skills, and values. It might be helpful for you to explore various career options and assess how they match your abilities and preferences.

To find information about potential salaries for different career fields, you can use resources such as salary websites, career websites, and government publications. Here are a few examples:

1. Salary Websites: Websites like Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.com) and Payscale (www.payscale.com) provide information on salaries for different job titles and industries. You can search for specific careers and geographic locations to get an idea of the average income in those fields.

2. Career Websites: Websites like Indeed (www.indeed.com) and CareerBuilder (www.careerbuilder.com) offer job postings and salary information. These sites often provide salary ranges for specific job titles, which can give you an idea of the earning potential in various fields.

3. Government Publications: The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov/ooh/), provides detailed information about various occupations, including median annual wages, job outlook, job duties, and educational requirements. This resource can give you a comprehensive overview of different careers and their income potential.

Remember, it's important to not solely base your career decision on income. Consider factors such as job satisfaction, growth opportunities, work-life balance, and your personal interests when exploring different career paths. If possible, consider talking to career counselors or professionals in your desired fields to gain further insights.

I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck in finding a career that suits you!