Latest News

2015 College Information Update

2/6/17

The college information has been updated to utilize the latest data available from IPEDS. This update includes the latest majors offered as well as the most up-to-date cost information available.

Improved Search

8/27/16

We recently made some improvements to the search to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. Instead of being limited to occupations, the search will now find all relevant content and present it to you. You can still use filters to narrow down the listing, you just need to select the type of item you want from the choices at the top, and then the relevant filters will appear. 

Screenshot of new search

To make things even faster, we've also added some suggestions as you type. It's not as robust as the full search, but if we find what you are looking for - you can just click the item from the suggestions and go directly to the content.

Search Suggestions

 

O*NET 21 Data Update

8/16/16

The O*NET database, which provides much of the occupational information on Pennsylvania CareerZone, has been updated to utilize the latest data available - Version 21.

2015 Updated Wage Information

4/25/16

2015 wage information has recently been released and the system has been upgraded to utilize this latest data.

Job listings now powered by Indeed

2/17/16

We've recently switched the provider we use to provide job listings over to indeed.com. We made the switch in response to user feedback, as our previous provider was having trouble keeping up with our traffic. We hope that you find the new listings to be a significant improvement.

2014 College Information Update

12/10/15

The college information has been updated to utilize the latest data available from IPEDS. This update includes the latest majors offered as well as the most up-to-date cost information available.

Improved Video Player

12/23/11

We've upgraded our video player so that users with an iOS device like an iPad or an iPhone can view videos on the site. Visiting an occupational profile with a video should now provide the same experience for all users.

Capacity Enhancements

12/15/11

Over the last few weeks, Pennsylvania CareerZone has been receiving many new users and, as a result, some of you may have experienced the site operating at slower-than-normal speeds. We do apologize for that, but we are happy to say that we have made some improvements to the system which will allow us to smoothly handle this new traffic. Thank you for your patience, and we hope you continue to enjoy using Pennsylvania CareerZone.

Announcing the NEW look of PACareerZone

11/12/11

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new PA CareerZone website. As you navigate the site you will notice many enhancements to the old version, as well as many new additions. Some of the new features include:

  • Job Seeker Tools - Resume builder, Cover Letter builder, and Reference List builder
  • Cost of College - Where you can compare the cost of college and loans against potential future earnings in a specific occupation
  • Portfolio System - Save your exploration and continue whenever you want. Register for an account to take full advantage of what the system has to offer.

We encourage you to explore the system and take advantage of all it has to offer. We hope you are as excited about the new version as we are.


Pennsylvania Department of Education