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Counseling as a Career
The Alkek Library offers many career resources for careers in Communication Disorders and related fields.
Careers in Communication Disorders
General online resources
- Career OneStop is an easy-to-use U.S. Labor Department site provides information about career exploration, employment trends, self assessment, and tips for getting and keeping jobs.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook provides descriptive information about a career and to find projections about future growth in the field and salary estimates. Entry specific to Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists
- Occupational Outlook Quarterly provides practical information for job-seekers, including search tips, salary information, and descriptions of unusual occupations.
- O*NET Online allows you to find information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with over 950 occupations.
Finding a job
- MakingtheDifference is a joint initiative between the Partnership for Public Service and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is dedicated to helping students learn more about careers in the federal government.
- StudentJobs.gov provides information about student employment and internships in the federal government. In addition to searching for jobs, students can also create a profile to receive news of job postings or build a resume. Site is sponsored by the Office of Personnel Management.
- USAJOBS is sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, this site is the official one-stop source for federal job and employment information. Site includes a federal resume builder.
- WorkInTexas is sponsored by the Texas Workforce Commission, site provides information for Texas jobseekers.
Salary and benefit resources
- Davis-Bacon Wage Determination contains wage determinations issued by the Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon and related Acts by county. The Wage and Hour Division of the Labor Department determines prevailing wage rates to be paid on federally funded construction projects.
- National Compensation Survey provides average salaries or benefit information for different occupations by geographic region. For example, see average salaries for different types of work for Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (from the Bureau of Labor Statistics).
How to do it...
Alkek Library resources provide valuable assistance in preparing for a job interview or career search. The Career Guides Collection on the 2nd floor contains books on a variety of topics.
Check these links for library resources on career-specific topics: