FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RESOURCES
How do I get started finding a training program?
Get started at any of the sections below:
- Visit Types of training to learn more about options and search for a training program that best meets your needs.
- Visit Pay for training to learn how to calculate training expenses and how to get help paying for them.
- Visit Find your path to evaluate your options and set your own education goals.
Is there money for training?
Yes, you may be eligible for financial aid or other benefits to help cover the costs of training. Learn more at Pay for training.
How should I decide on a program or major for school?
Get started by setting your education goals. Once you have a goal in mind, you can learn more about what to look for in a college and also get tips of making your training pay off.
Where do the job postings on CareerOneStop come from?
Career One Stop uses several sources for job postings. On the Job Finder, you can select the source you’d like to view by clicking on the box next to “Source” and selecting one of the job posting sources. If you do not select a source, listings shown will be from US.jobs. Current sources include:
* US.jobs, by the National Labor Exchange, which is co-sponsored by the Direct Employers Association and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. US.job includes jobs posted on state job banks as well as additional postings from private employers.
Can I get help with my resume?
Visit the Resume Guide for step-by-step help writing a resume. You’ll find information, tips, and sample resumes. You can also visit the Ocean County One-Stop Career Center at 1959 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08753, 732-286-5616.
Where can I find average pay for different jobs or occupations?
Visit the Salary Finder to see average hourly or annual pay for hundreds of occupations—by ZIP code, state, or nationally.
I've been looking for a job but am not getting any interviews or offers? What should I do differently?
Learn some strategies for when your job search is not getting results.
How do I get started looking for a job?
Visit Plan your job search to get started. Career One Stop also has special resources for you if you are a veteran, have recently been laid-off, are an older worker, have a disability, or have a criminal record.
Where can I get help with my job search?
American Job Centers offer job search assistance. To find the one closest to you, click on American Job Center Finder. From there you’ll be able to enter your zip code and find contact information for American Job Centers.
What is the source of the education and training data?
The typical education and training level data is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Office of Employment Projections, while the typical instructional program level data is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.
What does the Education and Training level 'Postsecondary Vocational Training' mean?
This refers to vocational (occupation-based) school training above and beyond the high school level, which may also require passing an examination after completing the training.
What is the difference between short-term on-the-job training, moderate-term on-the-job training, and long-term on-the-job training?
Short-term on-the-job training is where the worker develops the needed skills after a brief demonstration of job duties or up to one month of paid on-the-job experience or instruction.
What are the levels of education and training information? How are occupations matched to education and training information?
Occupations are matched to one of eleven education and training levels. The eleven education and training levels are as follows:
- First-professional degree
- Doctoral degree
- Master's degree
- Bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience
- Bachelor's degree
- Associate degree
- Postsecondary vocational award
- Work experience in a related occupation
- Long-term on-the-job training
- Moderate-term on-the-job training
- Short term on-the-job training
- Occupations are matched to education and training levels based on the following:
- An occupation is matched to the group that best describes the education or training needed by most workers to become fully qualified.
- Postsecondary awards, if generally needed for entry into the occupation, take precedence over work-related training even though additional skills or experience may be needed for a worker to become fully qualified.
- The length of time an average worker generally needs to become fully qualified through a combination of on-the-job training and experience is used to categorize occupations in which a postsecondary award is not needed for entry.
For more detailed information about the education and training levels, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Where can I find apprenticeship programs?
- View a video about apprenticeship programs in various career tracks.
- The U.S. Department of Labor has a list of registered apprenticeship programs.