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BCOR 299: Business Communication

Career Information Websites

The resources listed below will help you develop your Career Path Informational Report. 

In addition to the resources listed below, you will want to do regular Google or social media searches to find the top professional social media accounts on the web.

Cost of Living Calculators:

Living Wage Calculator (developed by MIT) - the living wage model is an alternative measure of basic needs. It is a market-based approach that draws upon geographically specific expenditure data related to a family’s likely minimum food, childcare, health insurance, housing, transportation, and other basic necessities (e.g. clothing, personal care items, etc.) costs. The living wage draws on these cost elements and the rough effects of income and payroll taxes to determine the minimum employment earnings necessary to meet a family’s basic needs while also maintaining self-sufficiency.

EPI’s Family Budget Calculator - measures the income a family needs in order to attain a modest yet adequate standard of living. The budgets estimate community-specific costs for 10 family types (one or two adults with zero to four children) in all counties and metro areas in the United States. Compared with the federal poverty line and the Supplemental Poverty Measure, EPI’s family budgets provide a more accurate and complete measure of economic security in America.

Industry Information

North American Industry Classification System: is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

2017 NAICS Code Lookup 

Trade Publications/ Journals & Peer Reviewed Journals