What Does Your Future Hold? Interest Inventory & Career Research
Meet Molly • Molly recently graduated from Cloudyville High School • She can’t decide what to do next • Should she go to college? • What are Molly’s options?
Life after High School • What are you going to do after high school? • Planning for one’s future is not an easy task • BUT it must be addressed to reach future success
Reading Building & Fixing Things Law Math Science Music & Arts Sports Helping People Managing Money Social Studies Nature Computers What are Your Interests? Identifying personal interests at an early age is important in choosing a future career
Leaving the Ground • Molly is interested in social studies • She logs onto the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Web site: http://www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm
Choose an Interest • Molly clicks on the Social Studies button to learn more about careers in that area
Pick a Career • Politician looks interesting to Molly…click
Explore the Details • Molly clicks on the links at the top of the page to explore the details of a Politician What is this job like? | How do you get ready? | How much does this job pay? | How many jobs are there? | What about the future? | Are there other jobs like this? | Where can you find more information?
HOW MUCH DOES THIS JOB PAY? Examine the Facts The middle half of all legisl atorsearned between $13,180 and $38,540 a year in 2002. The lowest-paid10 percent earned less than $12,130. The high est-paid 10 perce nt earned more than $69,380. Earnings of public admin istrators range f rom little or nothing for a small town council memb erto $400,000 a year for the President of the United States.
Molly neatly writes down interesting facts about a Politician Job duties Training requirements Earning levels Job availability Employment prospects Record the Findings
Career Exploration Assignment • Explore 3 different careers • 2 Careers – Bureau of Labor Statistics web site • 1 Career – interview an adult • Record information about these careers • Write neatly • Summarize information • Choose a final project option: • Give an oral presentation • Make a brochure • Write a summary paper