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Career and Job Research: Researching a career

This guide is intended to provide suggestions to get you started researching careers and jobs.

Who are you?

Why do it?

Things you might want to know before choosing a career:

  • How much money will I make?

  • Can I get this job in Washington?

  • How much school will I have to complete?

  • Do I need to take lots of math classes?

The sources to the right will help you answer these kinds of questions. Get more info on your career journey from the CA Career Café.


Highline Career Coach

Career Coach provides the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Visit to get started.

Websites and Databases with Career Information

Trade Publications

Trade publications contain articles written for professionals in a specific industry.

Proquest Research Library

Use the library database ProQuest to search for articles within trade publications. Here's a screen shot with step-by-step instructions on searching trade publications in ProQuest:

Books from the Library

Association Websites

Professional associations are organizations that support members of a certain profession. An association helps members of specific field keep current, develop themselves professionally, and come together to discuss important issues in their profession.

An association's web site is a great place to learn about a potential career. Use Google to find an association web site for your profession. Search with your profession name and association (example: librarian association).