Chapter 1: What Is Economics?
"Learning About an Occupation"
The freedom to make our own economic decisions, including
our occupations, employers, and when and where we work, is
one of our most cherished freedoms. Information available
on the World Wide Web makes these choices increasingly easier
to explore. One useful source is the Occupational Outlook
Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It has
detailed information on hundreds of occupationsfrom
"able seamen" to "zoologists"including job descriptions,
earnings, job outlooks, and educational requirements. It is
never too early to think about an occupation. The Handbook
may even help you to decide which courses you want to take
before you graduate. One occupation you might want to consider
is that of an economist. Economists have one of the higher
paying jobs in the economy and one worth considering.
Destination Title: Occupational
Outlook, 2000-01 Edition
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Start at the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2000-01 Edition
- Click on "OOH search/A-Z index" in the
right corner of your screen.
- Click on the letter "E".
- Next, click on "Economists and
market and survey researchers."