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Warm Up: Career Interest Survey Answer in complete sentences. 1. What type(s) of careers do you think you want to do? 2. Why might you be interested in those chosen careers? 3. What are some alternative careers that you might want to research?
Activity 145: Career Clusters • In order to select a career you’ll be happy with, you should have some knowledge of the many jobs available. • The US Department of Labor has outlined 16 Career Clusters that, “Encompass virtually all occupations from entry through professional levels. ” • These organized Career Clusters are found on the Occupational Information Network called, O*NET Online.
Activity 146 • Which two groups are the most appealing to you? • Write them in the two blanks.
Career Clusters • Getting an appropriate education and training is needed to be competent and competitive in your chosen career. • Preparing for a career that doesn’t match your goals and personality is very costly.
Activity 145: Career Clusters • Jobs in each category have certain things in common. • By investigating the groups that appeal to you most, you may come up with quite a number of possible careers. • Go through the clusters, check the box in your workbook next to those that interest you.
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources • Jobs include: o Agricultural Inspectors o Animal Breeders o Commercial Fishers o Construction and Well Drillers o Fish and Game Wardens o Gas and Oil Drillers o Logging workers o Mining Engineers o Park Naturalists o Zoologists • Jobs include: o Forestry Aid o Nursery Worker o Veterinarian o Crop Inspector o Planning Technician o Animal Health Technician o Gardener/Grounds Keeper
Architecture and Construction • Jobs include: o Architects. o Carpenters o Crane and Tower Operators o Construction Managers o Electricians o Meter Readers o Painters o Structural Metal Workers o Surveyors
Communications • Jobs include: o Actors o Animators o Camera Operators o Dancers o Film Editors o Graphic Artists o Interior Designers o Musicians o News Reporters o Photographers o Writers and Authors • Jobs include: o Prop Maker o Choreographer o Publisher o Voice-over Artist o Photojournalist o Music Director/Conductor o Special Effects Coordinator
Business Management and Administration • Jobs include: o Accountants o Budget Analysts o Business Executives o Human Resource Managers o Office Managers o Public Relations Specialists o Receptionists o Supply Chain Managers o Tax Preparers o Banking and Related Services
Education and Training • Jobs include: o Teachers & Professors o Coaches and Scouts o Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors o Librarians o Principals o Public Health Educators o School Counselors o Teacher Assistants o Tutors • Jobs include: o Tutor o Child Psychologist o Language Speech Therapist o Parent Educator o Head Start Teacher o Preschool Teacher o Adoption Counselor
Finance • Jobs include: o Bank Tellers o Bill and Account Collectors o Brokerage Clerks o Credit Checkers and Authorizers o Economists o Financial Analysts o Financial Counselors o Insurance Underwriters
Government and Public Administration • Jobs include: o Command Control Center Officers o Court Clerks o Detectives and Criminal Investigators o Infantry Officers o Legislators o Postal Service Mail Carriers o Radar and Sonar Technicians o Tax Examiners o Regional Planners
Health Science • Jobs include: o Anesthesiologists o Athletic Trainers o Biomedical Engineers o Chiropractors o Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) o Massage Therapists o Registered Nurses (RN) o Speech Pathologist o Surgeons o Veterinarians • Jobs include: o Biotechnology Research and Development o Diagnostic Services o Health Informatics o Therapeutic Services
Tourism • Jobs Include: o Baggage Porters and Bellhops o Bartenders o Casino Gaming Workers o Chefs o Hotel Desk Clerks o Janitors and Housekeepers o Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses o Tour Guides o Travel Agents o Umpires and Referee’s • Jobs include: o Food Science o Dietetics and Nutrition o Food Service o Hospitality o Tourism o Recreation
Human Services • Jobs include: o Child Care Workers o Clergy o Funeral Directors o Hairstylists & Cosmetologists o Mental Health Counselors o Personal and Home Care Aides o Physical Therapists o Social Workers o Tailors • Jobs include: o Fashion, Design, Manufacturing and Merchandising o Interior Design, Furnishings, and Maintenance
Information Technology • Jobs include: o Computer Engineers o Computer Programmers o Data Communications Analysts o Information Technology Project Managers o Network and Computer Systems Administrators o Video Game Designers o Web Developers
Security • Jobs include: o Animal Control Workers o Bailiffs o Correctional Officers o Crossing Guards o Dispatchers o Firefighters o Judges & Lawyers o Paralegals o Life Guards o Ski Patroller o Sheriff
Manufacturing • Jobs include: o Appliance Installers and Repairers o Graphic Arts Technology o Machine and Forming Technologies o Purchasing Agents o Electric Motor Repairers o Forklift Operators o Jewelers o Machinists o Welders o Woodworking Machine Operators
Marketing, Sales and Service • • • Advertising Managers Cashiers Customer Service Representatives Floral Designers Marketing Research Analysts Models Online Merchants Rea Estate Agents & Brokers Sales Representatives Wholesale and Retail Buyers
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics • Jobs include: o Aerospace Engineers o Anthropologists o Archaeologists o Biologist o Chemist o Civil Engineers o Hydrologist o Mechanical Engineers o Statisticians • Jobs include: o Solar Installer o Cell Scientist o Energy analyst o Heating and Air Conditioning Installer o Tower Technician o AVAC Technician Engineer o Environmental Engineer o Sewer Worker o Underground Inspector
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics • Jobs include: o Aerospace Engineers o Anthropologists o Archaeologists o Biologist o Chemist o Civil Engineers o Hydrologist o Mechanical Engineers o Statisticians • Jobs include: o Solar Installer o Cell Scientist o Energy analyst o Heating and Air Conditioning Installer o Tower Technician o AVAC Technician Engineer o Environmental Engineer o Sewer Worker o Underground Inspector
Activity 147: Bring in Your Identity • Turn back to your personal profile bulls eye and review your values and passions. • Review the list of careers noted on pages 145 -146. • List six careers that compliment your values and passions. • Look at your strengths and skills. Do you see any careers within your chosen interest group(s) that also seem to fit with these aspects of your personality? • List six other possible careers at the bottom of the page.
Activity 150 Career Interest Survey • Objective: • To locate, analyze, and apply career information using print and online resources. They’ll also gather preliminary education and training information specific to their chosen careers.