About Me• Lifestyle Choices: – ―What Do I Like?‖ assessment: I got that I like to work with people and that I like to work with information. – People who like to work with people enjoy: • caring for and helping others • persuading people • working in teams • leading/supervising others. – People who like working with information like to: • express themselves through writing, art, or music • do experiments or research • solve puzzles/problems • study/read• Learning Styles: – I am a visual or auditory learner (I got the same score for both) – A visual learner learns best by: • asking for written directions • visualizing spelling of words • working with pictures and color • creating vivid mental images • using graphics like films or illustrations to reinforce learning.
About Me – An auditory learner learns best by: • Listening • using tapes for reading and class lecture notes • participating in discussions • having test questions read aloud • hearing directions.• Work Values: – I got that my top two work values are achievement and relationships. – People with ―achievement‖ as their highest work value usually look for jobs where: • they can use their best abilities. • they can see the results of their efforts. • they can get the feeling of accomplishment. – People with ―relationships‖ as their highest work value like jobs where: • their co-workers are friendly. • their work lets them be of service to others or help others. • they do not have to do anything that goes against their morals or their sense of right and wrong
About ME• Personality Traits/Unique Qualities: – Persistent and hard working: I don’t give up and I keep trying until I achieve a goal I have. – I enjoy experimenting and learning. – Motivated: I always try my hardest to reach my goals. – Social: I find it easy to talk to people.
General Pediatrician• From Career Clusters research• General Pediatricians: medical doctors that work with children to diagnose diseases or treat injuries.• Median Wages (2011):$76.04 hourly, $158,170 annual• Employment (2010): 691,000 employees• Estimated growth (2010-2020): Faster than average (20% to 28%)• Projected job openings (2010-2020): 305,100• 89% of people with this career have their Doctoral or professional degree. 9% have their Associate’s degree. 2% have their Master’s degree.• Job Zone 5, or extensive preparation needed.• Related occupations: Coroners, Healthcare Social Workers, Health Specialties Workers (Postsecondary), Nursing Instructors and Teachers (Postsecondary), Family and General Practitioners, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners.• I feel that this job would be a good fit for me. One of the most important work skills in this career is using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. My two best subjects are definitely science and math, and I am in advanced classes for both. This year, I am taking AP biology, and I am really enjoying it. Pediatricians work with children and I love working with children. Now, I babysit for cousins and family friends and I love it. I also really enjoy helping people, and this job allows me to help people with sicknesses and make them better. I got ―relationships‖ as one of my highest work values. These people look for careers where their work lets them help others, and Pediatricians help their patients.
Clinical Psychologist• I got this career from the Holland Code Test. My code is ISC.• Clinical psychologists diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.• Median wages (2011) $32.64 hourly, $67,880 annual• Employment (2010) 154,000 employees• Projected growth (2010-2020)• Faster than average (20% to 28%)• Projected job openings (2010-2020): 82,300• This career is in Job Zone 5 (Extensive Preparation Needed)• 84% of people with this career have their Doctoral or professional degree.• 16 % of people have their Master’s degree.• Related majors are Psychology, Biopsychology, Cell Biology, Clinical Psychology, Communication Disorders, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Human Development, Industrial Psychology, Neurobiology, Physiological Psychology, and Social Psychology.• This job would be a good fit because a psychologist has to have knowledge of psychology, which greatly interests me. I am taking AP psychology next year in school. Also, a major work activity is caring and assisting for others, which I like to do. ―Relationships‖ was one of my highest work values. I try to help people as much as I can.
Physician’s Assistant• result of the Birkman test• interest color: red• usual style: yellow• They provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician, conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients.• Current # of jobs: 83,000• Predicted # in 2020: 108,000. This is a growth of about 30%. It is growing much faster than average.• considered a ―bright outlook‖ career• 50% of people with this job have their Master’s degree.• 29% have a Bachelor’s degree, and 21% have a Doctoral or professional degree.• Median wages (2011): $42.62 hourly, $88,660 annual.• It is a career in Job Zone 5, or extensive preparation needed.• Related Majors: Circulation Technology, Dietetics, Medical Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Physician Assistant• I like the idea of this job because there is less training required for this career as opposed to a Physician or other type of doctor. This seems nice to me because I don’t want to spend 10 years in school. I feel like I would get very stressed and I would not enjoy it as much. Also, you need knowledge of biology and psychology, two courses that I am greatly interested in. I want to be happy doing my career, and having a job that incorporates subjects I enjoy learning about would make the job enjoyable for me. In the ―What Do I Like?‖ assessment, I got that I like working with people. Jobs where I could work in teams would be good for me. This job does work in teams. Also, one of my highest work values was relationships. People with this work value like to be of service to others. In this job, I would be of service to a Physician.
Pharmacist• I got this job from the Holland Code. My code was ISC.• dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use, may advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications• Pharmacists make $54.51 hourly, $113,390 annual. Major employers are CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Genovese. Majors associations are American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and American Pharmaceutical Association.• Related Majors: Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Pre- Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, and Toxicology.• Current # of jobs: 274,000• # estimated in 2020: 344,000 jobs.• This is a growth of 69,000 jobs, which is 25.4%. This is considered to be growing faster than average. Also important to the projected growth in the profession is the increase in the elderly population —the primary consumers of medicines—as the average life expectancy of Americans rises every year. This is considered a ―bright outlook‖ career.• 68% of people with this career have their Doctoral or professional degree.• 17% have their Bachelor’s degree.• 13% have their Master’s degree.• I like the idea of being able to work hands on with medicine. It is an interesting career because it is not a career where you just sit around and do paper work; it is hands on. I also love science and math, and for this career those subjects are important. I would probably prefer to work in a hospital setting with this job rather than in a community pharmacy. The fact this this career is growing relatively quickly is also good because it can create a lot more jobs and therefore make it easier to get a job. Also, the fact that I got that I like to work with information while taking self
Elementary School Teachers• I got this as a result of the Career Clusters research.• Median Wage is 2011 was $52,840 annual• 75 % of people have their Bachelor’s Degree• In 2010 there were 1,477,000 employees• Its growth is average (10% to 19%)• It is a career in Job Zone 4 (Considerable Preparation Needed)• Elementary school teachers teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.• 75% of people with this occupation have their Bachelor’s degree.• 25% have their Master’s degree.• I think this job would fit me because I love working with children, and this job allows for that. From the self assessments I took, I got that I like to work with people and train/supervise them. That is what this job involves. Also, I like the idea of being able to help students grow and learn by creating my own lesson plans. I got ―relationships‖ as one of my highest work values. These people look for careers where their work lets them be of service to others or help others, and elementary school teachers help their students.
Pediatric Occupational Therapist• Pediatric occupational therapists work with children with disabilities to help them learn daily skill for life as well as to help them achieve some independence.• 86% of people with this career have their Master’s Degree. 9% have Doctoral or another professional degree. 6% have their Bachelor’s degree.• This career is in Job Zone 5.• Median wages (2011): $35.49 hourly, $73,820 annual• Employment (2010): 109,000 employees• Projected growth (2010-2020): Much faster than average (29% or higher)• Projected job openings (2010-2020): 57,100• Related majors are Nursing, Communication Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, and Kinesiology.• 86% of people with this career have their Master’s degree.• 9% have a Doctoral or professional degree.• 6% of people have a Bachelor’s degree.• A major employer is Carondelet Health Care Corporation. Occupational Therapists are primarily employed by hospitals and social service agencies, and work in conjunction with therapists and counselors.• I think this career fits me because I think this career fits me because I got that I like to work with people. People who like to work with people tend to enjoy jobs where they can care for others and help others. This career is all about helping people. You work one on one with disabled children to help them learn life skills and gain independence.
Most Appealing Career• The career that I found most appealing out of all 6 I researched was a General Pediatrician.• I think this career really fits my personality.• In the ―What Do I Like?‖ assessment, I got that I like to work with people. It says people with this result tend to enjoy jobs where you help people, and in this job you definitely help people. In my experience, I do really enjoy helping people and I find it fulfilling.• I love children and working with children.• I love science, and especially Biology. Knowledge of science is essential for this career.• In the ―Work Values‖ assessment, my two highest work values were achievement and relationships. – People with achievement as a high work value should look for jobs where they can use their best skills and will have a feeling of accomplishment. • Since science is my strongest subject and I am good at helping people, this fulfills this work value. – People with relationships as a high work value should look for jobs that allow them to be of service of other and help them. • This job allows me to help and care for sick children who need to be diagnosed and given proper medications.