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  • 1. Final Project Career Planning Spring 2011 By Whitney Punzone
  • 2. Personal Assessments
    • The Holland Code:
    • C – I – S
    • Conventional – Investigative – Social
    • Birkman Colors:
    • Interest Color – yellow
    • Usual Style – red
  • 3. Career Path: Lawyer
    • My future career will most likely be a lawyer. I want to become a lawyer because I feel that I possess all the needed skills and abilities for this career. Also, I want to be able to help people who have had injustice done to them. I want to be able to put the “bad guys” away. After all my years of college, I will be a state prosecutor. Being as determined as I am, I will work hard at my job and help those who have been wronged.
  • 4. Special Skills Communication (speaking/writing): Lawyers need to be able to communicate effectively in a way that people around them can understand. This is needed especially during courtroom trials. Use of resources: Lawyers need to use their resources, such as books and the Internet. Most lawyers spend some time in the library researching when they are not with clients or in the courtroom. Time management: Lawyers must have good time management skills. This is so they can set out certain times for each task that they need to complete. Critical thinking: This is needed because lawyers must go into specific details, rather than just “hitting the surface” of things. It also requires a higher level of thinking.
    • Problem solving:
    • Lawyers need to figure out reasons for why people are guilty or not guilty, and why they do what they do.
  • 5. Lawyer
    • Daily Tasks: represent clients in a courtroom, present clients’ cases and show evidence to defend them, study the law, choose jurors and question witnesses
    • Skills Needed: (See “Special Skills” slide)
    • A Typical Day: Lawyers may work in their offices, libraries, the courtroom, and sometimes their clients’ homes, hospitals, or even prisons. They work very long hours and face lots of pressure, especially when a trial is coming up. Lawyers must research and keep up with updated laws. They work long days. Most work at least 40 hours per week.
    • Related Jobs: criminal investigator, paralegal, judge
  • 6. Salary * Salary depends on work experience, field of specialization, level of education, location, and size of firm * Work experience (years) Average annual salary ($) 0 - 1 46,000 to 70,000 1 - 4 50,860 to 81,200 5 - 9 68,900 to 115,450 10 - 19 79,980 to 145,420 20 - more 88,360 to 156,000
  • 7. American Bar Association (ABA)
    • Benefits:
    • continues legal education
    • provides information about the law
    • has programs to assist lawyers in their work
    • works on improving the legal system for the public
  • 8. Education Requirements
    • 4 years of undergraduate school to earn a Bachelor’s Degree
    • Pass the LSAT test before applying to a law school
    • 3-4 years of law school to earn a J.D. (Juris Doctorate)
    • Pass the Bar examination
  • 9. Related Careers
    • 3. Judge
    • Instructs juries on laws, sentences defendants in criminal cases, rules on admissibility of evidence, reads documents, and interprets and enforces rules
    • Judges and lawyers both need to have much knowledge about the law and are involved in the jury, whether it’s picking the jurors or instructing them.
    • I like how judges enforce rules because I’m very good at setting rules to people.
    • Criminal investigator:
    • Verifies/records evidence, observes suspects, prepares reports, testifies before a jury, analyzes evidence in the lab
    • Criminal investigators and lawyers both need to use their evidence against others.
    • I like how criminal investigators have to use their findings to put away criminals.
    • 2. Paralegal:
    • Prepares/organizes documents, prepares for trial, meets with clients, investigates facts, gathers/analyzes research data
    • Paralegals and lawyers both need to research extensively and prepare for trials.
    • I like how paralegals do similar tasks that lawyers need to do, such as meeting with clients and using problem solving skills.
  • 10. Job Outlook/ Projections
    • Employment in 2008 – 759,200
    • Projected Employment in 2018 – 857,700
    • Changes between 2008-2018 –
    • Number: 98,500 Percent: 13
  • 11. Shadowing Experience
    • Where? Stony Brook Hospital
    • Different Jobs Observed – hematologists, microbiologists, pathologists, immunologists
    Continued on next page
    • Facts –
    • Hematologists work on weekends and holidays and have irregular hours
    • All data is stored into computers and most equipment is hooked up to the computers
    • Most of these jobs require a 4 year Bachelor’s Degree
    • Pathologist technicians require 2 years of college
    • Pathologists require 4 years of college and a license
    • Microbiologists should go to a med-tech program
    • Only a high school diploma is required for a lab aid
  • 12. Shadowing (continued)
    • High school graduates with a high school diploma can draw blood. They don’t need to get a college degree
    • There are evaluations done for quality
    • Supply managers check the amount of supplies the hospital has
    • Clinical lab scientists can become administrators
    • College major: clinical laboratory science
    • Microbiologists BACTEC 9240 – tells if bacteria is growing in the blood (2 specimens mostly used are spinal fluids and blood)
    • Pathologists – iron and silver stains help to diagnose diseases
  • 13. The End

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