Presentation on theme: " Even if you don’t know what you want to do you probably expect to make a lot of money or travel the world. Teenagers have the following expectations."— Presentation transcript:
Even if you don’t know what you want to do you probably expect to make a lot of money or travel the world. Teenagers have the following expectations for their careers: › Almost all expect to have a high-status job w/high pay › 80% expect to graduate with a bachelor’s degree › Many believe that a bachelor’s degree is a vital tool to success › 70% expect to earn an advanced degree such as a master’s, Ph.D or MD
WWhen you know your strengths & learn about career possibilities you will set higher goals and choose a more fulfilling career AAdvice from others is helpful but building a successful career will depend on how you use your strengths
Students 13-17 are most likely to choose these as their top career choices: › Teacher (top female choice) › Doctor › Lawyer › Sports Field (top male choice) › Science/Technology Top 10 fastest growing jobs between 2004 – 2014 are: › Home Health Aide › Network/Data Communications › Medical Assistant › Physician's Assistant › Computer Software Applications Engineer › Physical Therapy Assistant › Dental Hygienist › Computer Software Systems Engineer › Dental Assistant › Personal Care Provider
Always put your education and training first Job – a paid position involving a specific place & time & specific task set by the employer A job is often temporary After age 25 a person may change jobs an average of 10 -15 times through out his/her life time
Occupation – a specific set of skills that requires special training, education or experience People in an occupation may consider it as a job or as a career So a person trained in engineering is an engineer even if they are not currently employed in that area.
Career – A lifetime work history or long- term participation in a particular field A career is not just a way to earn a living but an important & positive part of your lives Career Cluster – all possible careers in a subject area No matter what career cluster you choose you will always start with an entry-level position. Research shows people who enjoy their careers are more satisfied with their lives The closer your career is to your talents & passion the more satisfied you will be
Finding a satisfying career requires planning and thoughtful decisions Knowing yourself is key to discovering your career Base your choice on your passions & talents Goals change over time, but the things you enjoy doing and talents you have do not
P – Passion: This refers to the strong positive feeling you experience while enjoying something › What are your favorite activities? › What do you choose to do in your spare time? A – Attitude: This refers to the way you feel about something › A good attitude can help you achieve anything
T – Talents: Natural strengths and abilities › By choosing a career that matches your talents you can expand your strengths to create your path H – Heart: refers to what you believe is important to your life choice › What are my values? › Who & What are important influences in your life?
Employers expect you to be independent In the competitive job market you need two types of skills: › Transferable Skills: Communication, Problem Solving, Setting Goals, Use a computer, Work as a team & lead › Non-Transferable Skills: Writing programming code, ability to operate a specific machine A board skill base gives you more choices & flexibility in your working lives
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it Be flexible as you carry out your career plan A plan allows you to be in charge You make your own luck Do something that makes you happy and productive
Setting goals provides motivation to finish high school and direct your future education & training Not having a plan is a direct cause of student’s problems 1 out of 5 students will not complete high school 1/3 of students who start college don’t finish Planning is realistic Truth makes you better prepared to reach your hopes and dreams