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1 Career and Financial Management Career Expectations

2 Objectives  List factors to consider when choosing a career  Discover personal career expectations and explore international job outlook  Identify the relationship between education and wage

3 What Do You Need to Know? What career questions remain unanswered?

4 Career Characteristics Values Work Hours Salary and Benefits Tasks and Responsibilities Aptitudes and Abilities Career Outlook Work Environment Education and Training International Career Outlook

5 Values  What do people working in a particular career care about?  A career’s values should match your own

6 Tasks and Responsibilities  Determine what you will you be doing each day  What tasks will you perform each day?  Is the job fast-paced? High pressure?  How will your day be structured?  Will I primarily use my brain or my body?  What challenges are associated with my job?

7 Work Environment  What will your work environment be like?  Physical surroundings  Social surroundings  Spend a large amount of time at work 40 hrs/wk 52 weeks 2080 hrs/yr

8 Work Hours  Not all jobs are from 9 AM – 5 PM  Are you at your best in the morning? At night?  Restaurant workers  Flextime  Work four ten-hour days and have a three day weekend  Telecommute

9 Aptitudes and Abilities  Identify aptitudes and abilities required for the career  Match your natural talents with career requirements

10 Education and Training  Different levels of education needed for careers, even in the same field  Two-year associate degree  Four-year bachelor’s  Technical license or certificate  Be aware of time, money, and effort required for various careers

11 Salary and Benefits  How much money will you make?  Hourly rate, weekly salary, yearly salary  What additional benefits will be offered?  Health insurance, paid vacation, holiday time, retirement plans, bonuses, discounts, etc.  Depends on field, position, and level of education

12 Career Outlook  Know the future demand for work in your career  Growth or decline?  Options if career is in an area of decline 1. Gain additional education and work experience to be competitive 2. Look for a similar or related career

13 Career Outlook

14 International Career Outlook  More careers involve working internationally  Live in or travel to other countries for work  If interested in international careers  Research using the library and Internet  Work on communications skills and interpersonal skills

15 The Bottom Line Career Characteristics  Values  Tasks and Responsibilities  Work Environment  Work Hours  Aptitudes and Abilities  Education and Training  Salary and Benefits  Career Outlook  International Career Outlook

16 Why Finish High School?  Half of students who do not finish high school will not find work  Of those who find work, their jobs are usually temporary or part-time

17 Careers and Education  Most jobs require postsecondary education and training  Length of education and training depends on the career  On average, paid more than those who do not pursue postsecondary education EducationTraining$$$

18 Postsecondary Education Options

19 Certificates  Certificate of Completion  Develop a specific skill or trained in a specific career  Earned at technical/vocational schools and community colleges  Earned in 2 years or less

20 Associate’s Degree  Associate’s Degree  Careers in technical or vocational fields  Typically earned at community colleges  Earned in 2 years or less  Credits can count toward a bachelor’s degree

21 Bachelor’s Degree  Bachelor’s Degree (undergraduate degree)  Take courses in core subjects and courses related to major  Earned at a college or university in 4-5 years  Prepares students for a good career and necessary for an advanced degree

22 Master’s Degree  Master’s Degree  Can advance a career and is required for some professions  Earned at a graduate college  Must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and complete undergraduate courses  Usually takes at least 2 years to complete

23 Doctoral and Professional Degrees  Doctoral Degree  Follows the Master’s degree  Minimum of 3 to 5 years to complete  Professional Degrees  Graduate degrees in the fields of law, business, and medicine

24 Education Pays

25 How Will You Pay?  Postsecondary education and training is a big investment  Financial aid can help with education costs in the form of:  Scholarships  Grants  Loans  Work-study programs  Being well informed about education costs and aid will help you make good decisions

26 The Bottom Line

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