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Career research assignment


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Career research assignment

  1. 1. Career Research Assignment<br />Name: ___Takeyha Bangura______ Date:__May 10th,2010______ <br />Part A. <br />Focus Area Career Choice1. Health Care1. Registered Nurse2. Pharmacist2. Education1. Early Childhood Teacher 2. Elementary School Teacher<br />Part B. <br />From the results listed, my career to research is: __Nursing__________<br />Job Description:<br /> <br /> RN’s work to promote good health and prevent illness.<br /> They educate patients and the public about various medical conditions<br /> RN’s should be compassionate, patient, confidant, and sympathetic <br />Highly qualified and trained<br />Should have good communication skills <br />2. Working Conditions: <br /> 14-16 hour shifts<br /> Minimum age of 18<br /> No specific gender<br /> Physical requirements- stamina and endurance<br />Layout- patient rooms, lobby elevators, bathrooms, smoking and non-smoking areas <br />Wages and Earnings: is it salary? Do you get paid overtime? What is the starting wage? Top wage? Average wage? Future wages? Any benefits such as extended medical, dental, insurance etc? ( 5 points)<br /> The RN fields is salary paid <br /> Overtime is available<br /> Annual Income is between 63,000 and 75,000<br /> Average wage is about $40.00 per hour<br />Most benefits are offered<br />Career Path: Where do you begin in this career? How do you move up? What is the outlook at present? What are the different levels? How are they different? ( 5 points)<br />You begin in this career with any nursing program track<br /> You move up with the more experience and skills attained<br /> Some of different levels are RN, Head Nurse, Director<br />Education and Training Requirements: describe the education/training or work experience required for this occupation. Include the type of education, length of training, and cost of training. Do you need special licenses or certificates? Does the work involve technology? ( 5 points)<br /> 2-4 years at either a university or trade school<br /> A Bachelors of Science degree <br /> The nursing career does involve the use of technology<br />Part C<br />Identify two post secondary institutions/training schools or on the job training opportunities where you could develop the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in your chosen career. Give a brief description of each one. Use complete sentences. <br />Post secondary #1 (5 points) <br />Post secondary Institution locationBowie State UniversityName of programTraditional BS Nursing Program TrackBrief DescriptionThis program offers the Bachelor of Science Degree after successful completion of four years of the nursing program.Why I want to learn/train hereI would like to learn here because it is one of Maryland’s’ top Nursing schools.<br />Post secondary #2 (5 points) <br />Post secondary Institution locationMorgan State UniversityName of programThe MSU Nursing ProgramBrief DescriptionBachelor of Science degree in Nursing is built upon the five components of professional nursing education: liberal arts education, professional values, core competencies, core knowledge and role development.Why I want to learn/train hereI would like to lean here because of their rigorous nursing program.<br />Part D Education Path: identify the courses Parkdale offers that best fit you focus area/career choice. List 5 possible electives that you have taken or will take. (5 points) <br />Electives1. BiologyGrade C<br />2. ChemistryGrade C<br />3. Health IssuesGrade A<br />4. Algebra 2Grade B<br />5. Computer Applications Grade A<br />Part E Work Experience/Volunteer Experiences/External Courses<br />Often you have performed valuable skills that assist you in pursuing your chosen career. Briefly describe two community programs or projects that you could be involved in to gain additional skills or experience related to your career choice. (4 points)<br />1. Organize Community Health Fairs- Get healthcare information out to members of the community, Provide health screenings free to public <br />2. Organize Health screenings - Provide health screenings free to public <br />Part FNetworking (10 points) <br />Briefly describe a network of 5 people who could help you achieve your chosen career goal. These could be teachers, coaches, counselors, neighbors, friends, and/or relatives. Name the person, describe the relationship and briefly describe how they could help you.<br />NameRelationshipHow They Can Help1.Fatima ThompsonMother She Is my Motivator2.Rosa HabibOlder CousinShe can help me to study and tell me her experience working in the field.3.Olay HabibOlder CousinShe can help me to study and tell me her experience working in the field.4.Ms.GoffSchool Guidance Counselor Lead me in to the right direction of my career choice5.Marilyn SheriffSisterStudy together since where studying in the same career field.<br />Part GEvaluating Websites (9 points)<br />During this activity, you have used a variety of book references and websites to gather information, now it is important for you to evaluate which ones you found useful and why. You must evaluate a minimum of three (3) sources that you used to complete this project. <br />EXAMPLE:Source #1http://www.bls.govSource #2www.Careercruiser.comSource #3 www.collegeboard.comEase of navigationThe usage of so many acronyms makes it difficult to know what link to utilize at times. The website was very easy to navigate through and it was very clear to see exactly where the information I needed was.The website was somewhat complicated and confusing to navigate through.General User AppealVery user-friendly with bright buttons and links with ease of navigationVery appealing, fast and easy to pull up links and correct information.Not appealing to general user. While navigating the links are not clear as in what information it was taking you to.Quality & ReliabilityAs a governmental agency, the Department of Labor's website is a very reliable source. As a career information website the quality was good and very reliable.The quality the college information was good and realiable.<br />G. The Wrap Up (15 points) <br />After reflecting on all the information I have gathered and researched I still wish to pursue a career in Nursing. Not only is it my dream career choice but I am also happy about the financial part of the career. The average wage for a Registered Nurse is about 40.00 dollars an hour working 16-18 hour shifts about 3 days a week. The career field requires some one with good communication skills which I believe I possess stamina and endurance. The nursing career still seems great because off the 3-4 day work schedule which leaves me lot of time to rest and spend time with my family. Also a person working in the Nursing field should be compassionate, patient, confident, and sympathetic which I am. I am also very concerned with the health of the people in my family and community and I would love to learn things that I could use to help in any way possible. I don’t think that I can cure the world but I do believe I can help change some things if only one thing. I am already on my way to starting in my career by taking the first step by receiving a secondary education at Morgan State University.<br /> <br />