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  • Career Research 1.1.2 Family Economics and Financial Education Take Charge of Your Finances
  • Making an informed Career Decision
    • Includes a self evaluation of interests
    • Making future career projections
    • Selecting personal goals
      • Goals are the end result of something a person intends to acquire, achieve, do, reach, or accomplish sometime in the near or distant future
        • Short-term goals are accomplished within one year
        • Long-term goals are accomplished in more then one year
    © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  • Career vs. Job
    • What is the difference between a job and a career?
    • Career
      • A commitment to a profession which requires continued training and offers a clear path for occupational growth
      • Example: Educator
    • Job
      • An employment position obtained mainly to earn money
      • Example: Gas Station Attendant
    © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  • Job Opportunities
    • Pick a career path with job opportunities in the future
    • Three main factors influencing future job opportunities
      • Population
      • Labor force
      • Demand for goods and services
    © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  • Factors
    • Population affects the size of the labor force
      • Affects the quantity of goods produced
    • Demand for goods and services determines employment within industries
    © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  • Resources
    • Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
      • www.bls.gov
    • For hundreds of different jobs the handbook tells you:
      • The training and education needed
      • Earnings
      • Expected job prospects
      • What workers do on the job
      • Working conditions
    © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  • Education training © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  • Largest Numerical Increases in Occupations © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005
  • Largest Numerical Increases in Occupations © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005
  • Largest Numerical Increases in Occupations © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005
  • Largest Numerical Increases in Occupations © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005
  • Largest Numerical Increases in Occupations © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005
  • Fact
    • Among the 20 fastest growing occupations, a bachelor’s or associate degree is the most significant source of postsecondary education or training for 12 of them!
    © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
    • Healthcare occupations comprise 12 of the 20 fastest growing occupations
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005
    • Computer occupations account for 5 out of the 20 fastest growing occupations
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005
  • Occupations projected to Grow Fastest, 2004-2014
    • In groups of 2-3 hypothesize why health care positions and computer/technology positions are growing so fast
    • These combined jobs will add more than 1.8 million new jobs
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005
    • Increases in employment: health education, sales, transportation, office
    • and administrative support, and food service
  • Job Declines projected 2004-2014
    • Declining occupational employment stems from:
      • declining industry employment
      • technological advancements
      • changes in business practices
    • The majority of declines are office and administrative support and production occupations
      • Increasing plant and factory automation
      • Implementation of office technology
  • Job Declines in Occupations with the largest numerical decreases in Employment, projected 2004-2014
  • Researching a Career
    • Questions that you should ask:
      • Are there opportunities for advancement?
      • What are the educational requirements?
      • Does it pay enough?
      • What are the working conditions?
    © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2008 – Career Development Unit – Career Research – Slide Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona