Career Outlook

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While your primary reason for attending graduate school should be your interest in the subject matter and desire to increase your knowledge and skills, you need to have a realistic picture of the career outlook in your field. The job market is constantly evolving, and jobs that were "hot" sometimes become overcrowded or even start to disappear. And, there are many fields, such as teaching positions in higher education, that are extremely competitive. 

The United States Department of Labor provides a very comprehensive site, ONET Online, where you can explore careers by job title, outlook, similarity to other careers, and much more.