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AVID: Career Research

Pitt CC Early College High School AVID classes will use this guide to start their career research project.

Current Issues & Trends


Professional association and organizational websites are excellent resources for locating current information about a particular career field or industry. There are professional and trade organizations for almost every industry or career.

To find info about...

  • Current issues in the field, look for links such as: News, Newsletters, Topics, Publications, Meeting Notes, Press Releases, etc.
  • Careers, look for: Jobs, Advancement, Education, Professional Development, etc.

Find Professional Organizations

Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) to find professional organizations.

Here's how:

  1. Search the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) - [opens a new window] for an occupation.
    Search examples: nurse, chemist, police, education, art
  2. Once you've selected an essay for viewing, look at the tabs across the top and click the More Info tab.


Go to the Chemists and Materials Scientists - [opens a new window] OOH guide, and click the More Info tab. 

OOH - More Info Tab







OOH - Contacts for More Information