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1 Career Exploration Summer 2012 Suzan Reagan, Labor Economist

2 Labor Market Information Job Descriptions Education Wages Employment levels Future Growth

3 Education Pays

4 How much does Education pay? High school graduate earns a new Ford F-150 more every 2.4 years than a non graduate. ($23,670.00) Some College 1.7 years Associates 1.4 years Bachelors ever year.8

5 Budget for less than a high school graduate 5 CategoryAmount Monthly Income $1,804 Monthly Expenses Rent: 1 bedroom -565 Utilities: water, gas, electric -114 Communication: Cell, phone, internet, cable -240 Food: groceries, eating out -300 Transportation: gasoline, bus, train, taxi, etc. -95 Clothes & Laundry: -75 Personal: Hair cuts, makeup, misc. -40 Medical: office visits doctor and dentist -50 Insurance: -125 Loans: credit cards, car payments -225 Entertainment: -60 Savings: -10 Left over -95

6 Why this Silly Question? What do you want to be when you grow up?

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8 How you should answer Your answer should be informed and attainable !

9 Why should you answer? 1.The question will go away! 2.People will start helping you 3.Goals lead to success

10 Researching Occupations Your Interest Wages Education Future Outlook

11 Tools for Career Exploration Career Solutions : LASER: NM Workforce Connection: https://www.jobs.state.nm.us/https://www.jobs.state.nm.us/ National

12 12 Briefly what if I make the wrong choice? Choose an occupation to aim for…

13 To take away 13

14 Thank You! Suzan Reagan Phone (505)


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