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  • 1. Career Research ProjectIntroduction:Career Exploration is an important part of your high school education because it gives you a focus for thefuture. Hopefully you will make decisions about your classes and study habits that reflect your career andeducation goals.Career Report:Write a 2-3 page typewritten paper on a career of interest. Collect research materials from the library andInternet. You must include at least 4 citations from a minimum of four different sources.Report should be prepared in proper MLA Format with a Works Cited page. To focus your research youshould consider the following:Job Description/DutiesWhat responsibilities would you have? Which responsibilities would you like and which would youdislike?Personal Characteristics NeededWhat important personal characteristics do you think would be needed to be happy and successful in thisoccupation? Why does this career fit your personality? What personal values does this career providethat are important to you? (Examples: security, having fun, status, helping others, challenging…)Education NeededWhat specific high school classes and activities would be most helpful in preparing for this career? Whattype of education or training would you need after high school? List possible colleges/schools where youmay receive training.Work SettingHow many hours would you generally work? What would your work environment be? Would you travel?Would your job be stressful? What would you like and dislike about the work setting?Wages and BenefitsEntry wages: How much would a worker in this occupation generally start at? What is the range ofwages that an experienced worker can earn? Will the worker receive insurance, sick leave, paid vacationetc. Do you see this occupation as providing enough income for you to live according to yourexpectations?Employment OutlookWhat is the occupational outlook for this career?Personal AssessmentExplain why you think this occupation would be right for you. How does it fit your personality, interests,values, educational plans.Kelly, E. (n.d.). Long Island Business Education Council. Long Island Business Education Council. Retrieved June 5, 2013,from http://www.libec.org

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