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Research on careers and companies
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How to select a topic

Use these databases to explore careers and companies.

Each of these cluster in industries, such as Health, Retail, or Energy. Browse a while.  Then choose an occupation, a company or both.

Next, use the next tab to find specific information from ARTICLES in magazines, journals, and newspapers.


Sample Occupation page


Choose an OCCUPATION to research

AZCIS: Arizona Career Information System

  • Click Occupations (in the left column).
  • Click the Clusters tab (at top).
  • Click an industry--to see a list of related occupations.
    • Example: Marketing
  • Now click an occupation.
    • Example: Public Relations Specialist

See image at left

  • Explore the list of links in the left column.
    • The Overview is displayed.  Take a look.

    • The next ten links relate to the requirements for success in this occupation.
    • Check Wages
    • Check Employment Outlook.
      • Tip: beneath the table, click View Number Version

    • Check Real World Interviews and Videos (if they are included)

Choose a COMPANY to research 

(This link is configured to search U.S. companies that are traded on a stock market. This is a small subset of all the companies in the U.S., but these companies are easier to research.)

  • Use to explore companies working in various industries.
  • In the All Industries box, click an industry.
    • A list of companies appears.
  • Scroll down to the Browse Subcategories box or the Browse States box.

  • Click a Subcategory or a State (such as Arizona).

  • Finally, click on a company link.
    • What can you find out about this company?
      • What does it do? What industry is it in?
      • Get the company's official name.
      • Get its stock symbol (in green, near the top).
      • Get its NAICS code (scroll down)

    • Bookmark (or Add to Favorites) this web page for later use.

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