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  1. Career Research Jobs For Montana’s Graduates Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  2. Making an Informed Career Decision • Includes self evaluation of interests • Making future career projections • Selecting personal goals • Goals are the end result of something a person intends to acquire, achieve, do, reach, or accomplish sometime in the near or distant future • Short-term goals are accomplished within one year • Long-term goals are accomplished in more then one year Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  3. Career vs. Job • What is the difference between a career and a job? • Career • A commitment to a profession which requires continued training and offers a clear path for occupational growth • Example: Educator • Job • An employment position obtained mainly to earn money • Example: Gas Station Attendant Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  4. Job Opportunities • Pick a career path with job opportunities in the future • Three main factors influencing future job opportunities • Population • Labor force • Demand for goods and services Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  5. Factors • Population affects the size of the labor force • Affects the quantity of goods produced • Demand for goods and services determines employment within industries Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  6. Resources • Montana Career Information System (MCIS) • Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov • For hundreds of different jobs the handbook tells you: • Training and education needed • Earnings • Expected job prospects • What workers do on the job • Working conditions Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  7. Education Training Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  8. Largest Numerical Increases in Occupations Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005 Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  9. Largest Numerical Increases in Occupations Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005 Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  10. Largest Numerical Increases in Occupations Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005 Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  11. Largest Numerical Increases in Occupations Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005 Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  12. Largest Numerical Increases in Occupations Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005 Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  13. Fact Among the 20 fastest growing occupations, a bachelor’s or associate degree is the most significant source of postsecondary education or training for 12 of them! Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1

  14. Healthcare occupations comprise 12 of the 20 fastest growing occupations Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005

  15. Computer occupations account for 5 out of the 20 fastest growing occupations Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005

  16. In groups of 2-3 hypothesize why health care positions and computer/technology positions are growing so fast These combined jobs will add more than 1.8 million new jobs Occupations projected to Grow Fastest,2004-2014 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005

  17. Increases in employment: health education, sales, transportation, office and administrative support, and food service

  18. Job Declines projected 2004-2014 • Declining occupational employment stems from: • declining industry employment • technological advancements • changes in business practices • The majority of declines are office and administrative support and production occupations • Increasing plant and factory automation • Implementation of office technology

  19. Job Declines in Occupations with the largest numerical decreases in Employmentprojected 2004-2014

  20. Researching a Career • Questions that you should ask: • Are there opportunities for advancement? • What are the educational requirements? • Does it pay enough? • What are the working conditions? Jobs for Montana's Graduates A5L1PP1