Maintained by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide the majority of jobs in the United States. Each occupational profile describes the typical duties performed by the occupation, the work environment of that occupation, the typical education and training needed to enter the occupation, the median pay for workers in the occupation, and the job outlook for the next 10 years for that occupation. Each profile is in a standard format that makes it easy to compare occupations.”
CT Career Paths: A guide to career strategies, job advice, education, training, wages, job descriptions and local, statewide and online resources
Published by the Connecticut Career Resource Network, Department of Labor
Make the most of your time at Asnuntuck! In addition to academic coursework, it is important to learn and understand what employers will expect of graduates. To help guide the student experience, a national task force comprised of corporate and higher education professionals developed a definition and identified competencies associated with career readiness for the new college graduate.
The competencies are:
- Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
- Oral/Written Communications
- Digital Technology
- Professionalism/Work Ethic
- Career Management
- Global/Intercultural Fluency
Learn more at http://www.naceweb.org/. Students are also encouraged to meet with Academic & Career Advisor, Cat Carter, early in their academic careers to discuss how to attain and demonstrate these competencies to employers.
Meet with an academic advisor in the Center for Advising & Student Achievement. Each advisor is well-versed in nursing pre-requisite courses and can work with you to develop a schedule for your first semester at Asnuntuck. If you’re not sure where you’d like to transfer, we have many resources to help with that decision-making process.
If you are already interested in a specific nursing program at a 4-year institution, we strongly recommend contacting that college or university with program questions.