Vocational Research

I use a wide variety of sources and methods to introduce the individual with a disability to the requirements of occupations. Some of these sources are also used to document the suitability of a vocational rehabilitation plan.

  • The Washington Occupational Exploration System (W.O.I.S.)
  • The Occupational Information Network (O*NET), S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration
  • Washington State Employment Security Department, including occupational information for job seekers, employment and wage trends, and occupational projections.
  • Job search engines to review qualifications for jobs currently open, such as Indeed.com, Simplyhired.com, USAjobs.com, and Glassdoor.com, among many others.
  • US Bureau of Labor Statistics (B.L.S.), US Department of Labor
  • WorkSource Services of Washington who offer free job search and career development workshops
  • The Dictionary of Occupational Titles (D.O.T.)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook from US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • The Washington Manufacturers Directory
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Direct employer contacts to conduct labor market surveys
  • Job Shadowing to observe a real job being performed, and learn about the occupation
  • Other occupational references published by professional associations.