Match career opportunities to your: ◦ skills, abilities, and interests. Connect education to "world of work". Develop skills for getting a job. Learn how to make contacts for future job possibilities.
Today's workplace is changing rapidly. Career opportunities are constantly changing. Most adults change careers several times. Many jobs require specialized education or training.
Classroom performance is directly related to your opportunities. Expect to be a lifelong learner. Not all skills will be taught. ◦ But at least some on the job training is normal.
◦ Do you enjoy working with people? ◦ Do you enjoy working with computers? ◦ Inside or outside work? ◦ Are you mechanically inclined? Target Careers based on your interests:
Futures4Kids ◦ www.f4k.org www.f4k.org Career Guide to Industries ◦ www.bls.gov/oco/cg/ www.bls.gov/oco/cg/ Military Career Guide ◦ www.todaysmilitary.com/ careers www.todaysmilitary.com/ careers College Information ◦ www.princetonreview.com www.princetonreview.com College Foundation of North Carolina http://www1.cfnc.org/Care er_Center/_default http://www1.cfnc.org/Care er_Center/_default Career One Stop www.acinet.org/ www.acinet.org/ Occupational Outlook Handbook http://stats.bls.gov/oco/
Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications Education & Training Government & Public Administration Hospitality & Tourism Information Technology Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Architecture & Construction Business Management &Administration Finance Health Science Human Services Law, Public Safety, Corrections &Security Marketing Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics
The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources. Jobs: wildlife manager, gardener, food scientist, animal care technician, farm manager, drug inspector, biochemist Cluster 1
Careers in designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment. Jobs: electrician, code inspector, preservationist, drafter, interior designer, contractor, safety director Cluster 2
Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multi- media content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. Jobs: photojournalist, researcher, copywriter, web designer Cluster 3
Careers encompass planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy. Jobs: accountant, collections clerk, advertizing manager, administrative assistant, real estate associate, data processor Cluster 4
Planning, managing, and providing education and training services, and related learning support services. Jobs: school psychologist, curriculum developer, teacher, testing coordinator, speech pathologist Cluster 5
Planning services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management. Jobs: claims investigator, auditor, fundraiser, debt counselor, investment planner, insurance appraiser Cluster 6
Executing governmental functions to include governance; national security; foreign service; planning; revenue and taxation; regulation; and management and administration of the local, state, and federal levels. Jobs: elected official, policy advisor, public relations specialist, military officer, ambassador, vital statistics clerk Cluster 7
Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. Jobs: surgeon, pharmacist, art therapist, prosthetist, pathologist, laboratory technician Cluster 8
Encompasses the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, and recreation events, and travel-related services. Jobs: tour guide, forest ranger, chef, amusement park developer, restaurateur, hotel executive Cluster 9
Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs. Jobs: social services worker, hair stylist, consumer advocate, child care director, funeral home director Cluster 10
Building linkages in IT occupations framework: for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multi-media, and systems integration services. Jobs: technician, animator, programmer, data processing, information support Cluster 11
Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. Jobs: firefighter, forensics examiner, grant writer, police patrol officer, detective, immigration inspector Cluster 12
Planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance, and manufacturing/process engineering. Jobs: welder, drafter, failure analyst, labor relations manager, quality engineer Cluster 13
Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services. Jobs: engineer, technical writer, oceanographer, engineer, environmental scientist Cluster 15
Planning, managing, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance. Jobs: automotive technician, regional planner, cashier, flight attendant, consultant, air traffic controller Cluster 16
Your cognitive ability and social skills Your personality and career goals College/Training requirements and affordability Financial gain and personal fulfillment