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1 Education Levels & Careers in Ottawa County

2 Career Pathways

3 Trivia Question #1 What is the largest university in Michigan?  University of Michigan  Western Michigan University  Michigan State University  Central Michigan University c. Michigan State University

4 Trivia Question #2 Name that fight song! Fight SongFight Song  University of Michigan  Michigan State University  University of Notre Dame  Ohio State a. University of Michigan

5 Trivia Question #3 How much more money does a 4-year college graduate make in his/her lifetime than a high school graduate?  $100,000  $50,000  $500,000  $1,000,000 d. $1,000,000

6 Comparing Careers

7 Careers & Unemployment

8 High School Diploma Required CareersAverage Salary Home Health Aide$21,730 Physical Therapist Aide$25,780 Occupational Therapist Aide$31,770 Medical Assistant$27,950 Electrician Helper$28,780 Pharmacy Aide$24,000 Tree Trimmer & Pruner$32,970 Veterinary Assistant$23,760 Veterinary Assistant VideoVeterinary Assistant Video – at

9 Trivia Question #4 What is a degree that requires you to go to college for two years called?  Bachelor’s Degree  Associate’s Degree  Postgraduate Degree  Certification b. Associate’s Degree

10 Trivia Question #5 Which of the careers below require a person to go to college for only two years and earn an Associate’s Degree?  Veterinarian  Electrician  Elementary Teacher  Dental Hygienist d. Dental Hygienist

11 2-year Associate’s Degree Required CareerAverage Salary Dental Assistant$33,720 Physical Therapist Assistant$43,440 Occupational Therapist Assistant$43,350 Fitness Trainer$43,100 Dental Hygienist$60,310 Medical Equipment Repairer $47,010 HVAC Mechanic$45,540

12 Community Colleges  Muskegon Community College  Grand Rapids Community College  West Shore Community College Muskegon Community College

13 4-year Bachelor’s Degree Required CareerAverage Salary Interpreter or Translator$50,610 Elementary Teacher$55,270 Biomedical Engineer$88,360 Financial Examiner$83,620 Forensic Science Technician$55,660 Computer Software Engineer for Applications $92,080 Environmental Engineer$83,340 Western Michigan University University of Michigan Video

14 Trivia Question #6 Which career below requires more than a four-year Bachelor’s degree?  School Counselor  Translator  Personal Financial Advisor  High School Teacher a. School Counselor

15 Trivia Question #7 How many 4-year colleges or universities are in Michigan?  30  26  48  61 c. 48

16 Master’s Degree or Higher Required CareerAverage Salary Physical Therapist$75,110 Occupational Therapist$65,550 Veterinarian$87,670 Biochemist$87,640 Audiologist$61,670 Optometrist$100,410 Orthodontist$245,690

17 Levels of Education High School Diploma 1-year Certificate 2-year Associate’s Degree 4-year Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Degree Doctoral Degree

18 Comparing Careers

19 Skills Needed for Different Careers Veterinary Assistant HVAC AssistantElementary Teacher Orthodontist SkillsBiology Verbal & Written Language Skills Algebra, geometry, statistics Active Listening Critical Thinking Teamwork Personal Accountability Verbal & Written Language Skills Algebra, geometry, statistics Active Listening Critical Thinking Teamwork Personal Accountability Verbal & Written Language Skills Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics Active Listening Critical Thinking Teamwork Personal Accountability Biology Verbal & Written Language Skills Algebra, geometry, statistics Active Listening Critical Thinking Teamwork Personal Accountability

20 Trivia Question #8 What can you do starting TODAY to help prepare you for your future?  Talk about your interests with everyone  Don’t be afraid to ask questions or for help  Starting NOW, practice those common skills such as active listening and teamwork  Do your very best in school ALL OF THE ABOVE!!!

21 YOU ARE CAREER & COLLEGE BOUND


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