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COM 287: Persuasive Speaking: Major/Profession Speech

A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages. Spring 2019

Salary and Location Considerations

Salary

America's Salaries and Wages Survey
HD 4973 .A63 2007 - Young Library Ready Reference
Includes salary information for more than 2000 occupations in numerous locations around the United States.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Wages by Area and Occupation
Information about wages for numerous occupations at the national, regional, state, and metropolitan area level.

Location and Cost of Living

America's Top Rated Cities:  A Statistical Handbook

America's Top Rated Smaller Cities:  A Statistical Handbook

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Consumer Price Index

Cities of the United States - 2012

Career Information

Overviews, data and future projections on occupations is another type of background information.

Professional Organizations

It is likely that your chosen career path has at least one (if not multiple) professional organizations associated with it. You can use this free US Government site, CareerOneStop to search by industry, occupation, or association name for your chosen profession.

Additionally, a few example organizations are listed below.