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Job Shadowing and Work Experience Opportunities Within School Districts. By: Valerie Rogers. Purpose. This is designed to help teachers and school personnel in: Setting up a successful Job Shadowing or Work Experience program,

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Job Shadowing and Work Experience Opportunities WithinSchool Districts

By: Valerie Rogers


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Purpose

  • This is designed to help teachers and school personnel in:

    • Setting up a successful Job Shadowing or Work Experience program,

    • Utilizing the many positions available within a school building and school district to broaden your and your student’s options

    • To provide a thorough (but not exclusive) list of these possible job options—there are so many out there!

  • The jobs are organized using the 10 Occupational categories from the U.S. Department of Labor (see references).

    • Some occupations taken directly from the Occupational Outlook Handbook found at the U.S. Department of Labor website.

    • Some are a sample of jobs from a school district’s Human Resources Department.

  • This list is not complete –there are endless possibilities (depending upon your creativity).

    • This is to help you provide students with a wide range of observational and hands-on experiences—of occupations available within your school or district.

    • The possibilities are nearly endless!

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Management Occupations

  • Administrative Services Managers

    • Elementary and secondary schools

  • Education Administrators

    • Principals

    • Assistant Principals

  • Financial Managers

    • Treasurer

    • Controller / Comptroller

  • Food Service Managers

  • Human Resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists

  • Others depending on school district

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Professional & Related Occupations

  • Interpreters and Translators

  • Audiologists

  • Dieticians and Nutritionists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Physical Therapists

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Computer Programmers

  • Computer Support Specialists

  • Psychologists

  • Counselors

  • Librarians, Library Technicians

  • Teachers (Special Education), Teacher Assistants

  • Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, & Related Workers

  • More depending on school district

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Service Occupations

  • Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides

  • Physical Therapist Assistant and Aides

  • Security Guards

  • Chefs, Cooks, and Food Preparation Workers

  • Building Cleaning Workers

  • Grounds Maintenance Workers

  • Student Intervention Assistant

  • Braillist Assistant

  • Extended Care Coordinator

  • Parent Educator

  • Parent Liaison-Exceptional Children

  • Youth Development Coordinator

  • Many more depending on school district

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Sales and Related Occupations

  • Cashiers

  • Purchasing Agent

  • Cost Clerk

  • Receiving/Fixed Assets Clerk

  • Others depending on school district

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Office and Administrative Support Occupations

  • Data Entry & Information Processing Workers

  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

  • File Clerks

  • Human Resource Assistants

  • Library Assistants

  • Clerical

  • Office Clerks – general

  • Secretaries

  • Administrative Assistants

  • Additional jobs depending on school district

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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations

  • Groundskeepers

  • Horticulture Teachers

  • Agricultural Workers

  • 4-H Group Director

  • More depending on school district

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Construction Trades & Related Workers

  • Painter

  • Roofing/Paving Specialist

  • Carpenter

  • Plumber

  • Electrician

  • Heavy Equipment Operator

  • Construction Project Manager

  • Many more depending on school district

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Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations

  • Custodian

  • Warehouse Worker

  • Parts Procurement Specialist

  • HVAC Specialist

  • Computer Repair Technician

  • Shop Foreman

  • Supervisor – General Maintenance

  • Supervisor – Mechanical Systems

  • Director of Maintenance

  • More depending on school district

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Production Occupations

  • Courier Print Shop Worker

  • Printing Technician

  • Welder

  • Print Shop Supervisor

  • Computer Programmer/Analyst

  • Supervisor – Data Information Resources

  • Senior Systems Analyst

  • More depending on school district

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Transportation

  • Bus Drivers

  • Transportation Director

  • Mechanic

  • Heavy Equipment Operator/Driver

  • Zone Routing Specialist

  • Route Coordinator – Vehicle Maintenance

  • Route Foreman

  • Zone Transportation Supervisor

  • Supervisor – Route Operations

  • More depending on school district

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Resources

  • Department of Labor – www.dol.gov

  • Guilford County Schools, NC – http://www.guilford.k12.nc.us/HR/salary/assign_classes.htm

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