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BUS 001 - Foundations of Business: Occupational Outlook Handbook

How to use OOH

Below you'll find screenshots of the Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The screen shot on the left is the main page where one can search for any occupation. The screenshot in the middle offers detail information on a given occupation. The one on the right provides a quick overview of specific business functions. All screenshots are hot links that will take one directly to the featured page.

OOH Main Page


To the left is the main page for the Bureau of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook. The page features the following:

  • A general search box in the upper right hand corner
  • Occupation Groups on the left hand side of the page
  • A drop down menu of selected occupations such as median pay, education needed, etc.
  • Featured occupation

OOH Example



The Bureau of Labor provides a wealth of information for each occupation featured in the Handbook. Each occupation has the following tabs of information:

  • Summary
  • What They Do
  • Work Environment
  • How to Become One
  • Pay
  • Job Outlook
  • State & Area Data
  • Similar Occupations
  • More Info

FYI - At the bottom of each entry is a date as to when the page was last modified

OOH Business & Financial Occupations


The Occupational Outlook Handbook makes it simple to locate specific business functions by pulling out specific occupations. Please click on the following link: to access these specific business related occupations