Career Planning Exploring ALL your options- The future of WORK is LEARNING a living.
You need answers… • Who Am I? • Where Am I Going? • How Am I Going to Get There?
Who Am I? interest Self-Awareness aptitudes values Occupation Sort Skills Ideas O*NET Work Importance Locator O*NET Interest Profiler Career Keys Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
Knowing “who you are” is a critical part of the career planning process. Being aware of the activities you like to do as well as the activities you don’t like to do can help you decide what careers would best fit you. Awareness of your abilities, what you can do well, will help you narrow down your career choices to those occupations that you will be able to do. Also, most people enjoy working in jobs they think are important.
Where Am I Going? Resources Exploration Career Trends Work-based Learning
Career Trends… Therefore, postsecondary education is becoming more and more critical to a young persons future Occupations generally requiring a bachelor degree or more education account for 23-25% of all jobs. However, most jobs require education beyond high school but not necessarily a 4-year college degree. ftp://220.127.116.11/pub/news.release/ecopro.txt
Career Trends… By the year 2010, 42% of job growth will require a vocational certificate, 2-year associate degree, a 4-year bachelor’s degree or more. Therefore, postsecondary education is becoming more and more critical to a young persons future.
Career Trends… An associate or bachelor’s degree is the most significant source of postsecondary education or training for 6 of the 10 fastest growing occupations. Therefore, postsecondary education is becoming more and more critical to a young persons future.
Career Trends… Employment growth will be concentrated in the service-providing sector of the economy. The strongest growth projections are in education, health, and business services.
Career Trends… Research indicates that students who formulate career plans expect to complete higher levels of education than those who don’t.
Some of the U. S. fastest growing occupations 2000-2010 • Medical Assistants • Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts • Physician Assistants • Social and Human Service Assistants • Home Health Aides • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians • Physical Therapist • Computer Software Engineers • Computer Software Systems Engineers • Physical Therapist Assistants http://www.bls.gov/emp/emptab3.htm
Some of the Fastest growing occupations in Georgia Sales Agents, Advertising Medical Assistants Computer Scientists Pest Controllers & Assistants Paralegals System Analysts Guards Computer Programmers Home Health Aides Computer Engineers Telemktrs, Door-To Door Sales http://explorer.dol.state.ga.us/mis/occupation.htm
Explore ALL Your Options Nontraditional Occupations
What are nontraditional careers/occupations? (NTOs) • Those careers traditionally held by members of one gender. For example, carpentry is a nontraditional occupation for women; nurses aid, for men. • Those occupations in which 25% or less of the workforce is of one gender. S.Troxel IWITTS
Examples of Nontraditional Careers Women • Aerospace Engineer • Air Traffic Controller • Airline Pilot • Architect • Auto Mechanic • Bricklayer • Drafter • Electronics Tech • Film Director • Funeral Director • Guard Men • Teacher’s Aide • Teacher (Elementary and Kindergarten) • Typist • Hairdresser/Cosmetologist • Health Aide, except Nursing • Legal Assistant • Secretary • Speech Therapist • Statistical Clerk
What are the advantages of nontraditional occupations (NTOs)? • Salary • Advancement Opportunities • Benefits • The Work Itself - Job Satisfaction • Education/Training • Work Hours
Check out the Career Center in your school for career related materials and resources… • Investigate possible career fields • Match careers to interest and aptitudes • Learn about high school programs such as Youth Apprenticeship, Tech Prep, Postseconday Options, etc. • Study job search skills and resume writing • Investigate military careers • Explore postsecondary options • Sharpen your testing taking skills • Investigate financial aid and scholarships
Participate in work-based learning programs • Youth Apprenticeship • DCT • DECA (Marketing) • CBE • Internships KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T WANT TO DO!
How Am I Going To Get There? Planning Planning in high school and postsecondary school!
What level of education do I need to reach my career goal? Planning HIGH SCHOOL Technology/Career Seal College Preparatory Seal Dual Seal POSTSECONDARY college, technical school, military, special purpose schools, apprenticeships, OJT
Options after high school … What level of education do you need to reach your career goal? College Military Technical Colleges Special Purpose School
Two-year degree or more • University of Georgia (Research) • Georgia Southern University (Regional) • State University of West Georgia (Senior) • Atlanta Metropolitan College (Two-year) NOTE: Board of Regents requirements for admissions to these institutions are different with each level. http://www.usg.edu/ or www.GAcollege411.org
Technical Colleges Atlanta Technical College Augusta Technical College DeKalb Technical College Griffin Technical College Gwinnett Technical College West Georgia Technical College North Metro Technical College North Georgia Technical College www.GAcollege411.org
Special Purpose Schools International School of Skin and Nail Care Bauder College Brown College of Court Reporting and Medical Transcription Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services Georgia Driving Academy
EARN AND LEARN Programs
Military ASVAB-Armed Services Vocational Assessment Battery GCIS has a military file that will relate civilian jobs to military life.
Apprenticeships Bricklayers Carpenters Cement Masons Electricians Heating/Cooling System Mechanics Heavy Equipment Operators Ironworkers Plumbers/Pipe Fitters Roofers Welders
Now it is your turn. So get busy if you have not already begun your journey into the world of work! Answer the questions: Who am I?, Where am I going? and How am I going to get there? Good Luck