After you have evaluated your skills, abilities, and interests, then you need to look at how these match with career opportunities. This means you should examine labor market information to identify high demand occupations and obtain up-to-date information on the careers that interest you.

Use the following resources developed by PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley to learn more about the labor market in the Lehigh Valley and to get more information on specific occupations. These resources include:

  • CareerLink Lehigh Valley Outlook
    This monthly publication provides you with employment trends, information on high demand occupations, salary and wages, benefits packages, and much more. You can download the latest version of CareerLink Lehigh Valley Outlook in Adobe PDF format by right-clicking and choosing save target as (option-clicking on Mac OS) on the link.
  • Top Ten Occupations in the Lehigh Valley
    You may be surprised to find out what occupations have the most job openings in the Lehigh Valley.
  • High Priority Occupations in the Lehigh Valley
    See which jobs are most in demand in the Lehigh Valley. 

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook to search by keyword for job descriptions, information on growth jobs, and skill and training requirements. read more ...

High Priority Occupations

A current listing of occupations in demand statewide and by workforce investment area.  read more ...

Pennsylvania Career Guide

A career-focused education guide spotlighting occupational data, grants and financial aid, Pennsylvania CareerLink and resume and interview help. read more ...

America’s Career InfoNet

An all-purpose career exploration resource. read more ...

Pennsylvania's 10-year Occupation Projections

Read research information projected 10 years into the future. read more ...

Career Videos

Part of America's Career InfoNet, the Career Video section, allows workers to actually SEE what is involved in certain jobs to get a better idea of the occupation and its demands. read more ...

Center for Workforce Information and Analysis

This site is the gateway to labor market information in Pennsylvania. read more ...

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