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Greenfield Community College

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Occupation Research

This page was designed to support online career research. Most occupation profiles will include labor market information, which is critical information – if you want to be gainfully employed. Occupation research will be most effective if it also includes:

Career Exploration & Decision-Making Organizers

  • Career Goal & Comparison Table
  • Time Budget Worksheet
  • MA Work-Based Learning Plan (WBLP) – Although the WBLP is used to assess the growth and performance of interns and employees, it can also be used as a self-assessment and goal setting tool. What employability skills could be stronger (page 1)? What professional development goals could you add to page 2? Now add some time frames, strategies, and resources to greatly increase your chances of success.

Occupation Trends

Career Exploration Websites

Mass Career Information System (MassCIS)

Occupation Videos

Career Pathway Graphics

Salary Research

When using wage/salary research tools, please keep in mind that salaries can vary considerably from state to state, as well as region to region. For example, people in Western MA make, on average, 65 cents to every dollar made in Eastern MA.

Additional Career Exploration Processes & Resources