Career Planning Birkman Test


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Career Planning Birkman Test

  1. 1. Birkman Personality Presentation Sarah Dennehy, Per 3
  2. 2. My Career Interest Is Blue: A career interest is the way your interests fit with different jobs. My result was “blue”. Blue means that you like quite, meaningful jobs that let you think and help others. I think this is true because I’d like these types of jobs.
  3. 3. Yellow Usual Style: To get a “yellow” usual style, you should be serious. The description says that yellow people like to have a predictable work setting with known requirements and tasks. People with this result don’t like to be surprise or drastic change. I somewhat agree with this. I like knowing what is required of me. The only thing I don’t agree with is that yellow people are boring and don’t like to do anything different.
  4. 4. ~Child Care Worker~ <ul><li>A Day In The Life~ </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll have the opportunity to work in a number of places, like day-cares and even being a live-in, 24-hr nanny. So you’ll have to get ready at the hours that either the day-care or the parents need you to. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of your duties include feeding the children, cooking, playing with them, changing them, making sure they’re safe, and sometimes bathing them if you are employed by a family as opposed to a day-care. </li></ul><ul><li>Paying Your Dues~ </li></ul><ul><li>Your personality must be organized, flexible (because you’ll have to work long hours), kind, responsible and above all, patient. </li></ul><ul><li>To work in a good daycare, a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in early childhood education is necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Courses in nutrition and first aid are extremely helpful </li></ul>~Child Care Worker~
  5. 5. <ul><li>Quality of Life~ </li></ul><ul><li>At first, you may be shuffled around a lot between jobs. And it can get overwhelming with so many children to be responsible for. </li></ul><ul><li>As the years go by, though, you get used to the high stress level and better job opportunities can arise due to your experience. </li></ul><ul><li>If you work in a day-care and you’ve been working for over 10 years, you can end up doing more for the actual day-care center than for the children. </li></ul><ul><li>Present and Future~ </li></ul><ul><li>It’s predicted that many child caregiver jobs will be formed in the future, especially through religious centers and community-based organizations. Many private programs will be in need of caregivers, as well. The outlook is good since new opportunities keep opening. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>~ N u r s e ~ </li></ul><ul><li>A Day In The Life~ </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll go to wherever it is you work (a hospital, hospice, rehab center, schools, clinics, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on what type of nurse you are, you’ll be working alongside surgeons, helping with babies or sick children, in the ICU, etc. Some nurses, like General Nurses, even have secretarial duties. </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll sedate patients, check their vitals, talk to them and calm them down, and basically do whatever it is the doctor asks you to to help out. </li></ul><ul><li>Nurses generally work 10-12 hours shift around 3-4 times per week. </li></ul><ul><li>Socialness is necessary because not only do you work with patients, but a lot of the time you’ll be around your colleagues so you’ll have to be really friendly. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Paying Your Dues~ </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on what kind of nurse you want to be, schooling varies. You can do 2 year programs or 3 year programs. But in the end, you won’t make as much money or have as many opportunities as someone who went to school for 4-6 years to get their Registered Nurse license. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to be a specialized nurse (like you want to be a neonatal nurse specifically) you may have to go to school for 6 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Facts & Figures~ </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on where you work, you can make anywhere from $35,000-$69,500 per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Nurses in the New England/Mid-Atlantic regions tend to make more money than nurses in other areas. </li></ul><ul><li>The outlook is described as being on the rise . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Majors: In college, you can major in several different sectors of nursing. For example, some are: 1. Hospice Nursing 2. Neonatal Nursing 3. General Nursing 4. Psychiatric Nursing 5. Bioethics 6.Dietetics 7.Medical Technology Associated Careers : If you like nursing, then any career that deals with helping people in the medical field would be a good associated career. 1. Midwifery 2. Nurse Practitioner 3. Psychiatrist 4. Medical Coder 5.Medical Assistant
  9. 9. Psychologist: <ul><li>A DAY IN THE LIFE~ </li></ul><ul><li>Your employers can be either healthcare facilities, schools, your own private practice, or even government-based areas. </li></ul><ul><li>If you decide to work with the gov ernment, you mainly have set hours, while if you work at a place of educ ation or a healthcare facility, then your hours are typically more flexible. </li></ul><ul><li>You help people with issues, whe ther it be d isorders, mental illness, or just people going through a rough patch. You listen to their problems and help them get through it and diagnose why they feel this way. </li></ul><ul><li>PAYING YOUR DUES~ </li></ul><ul><li>You need a PhD, as well as 5-7 years of schooling towards your doctoral degree, as well as a master’s degree. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Facts & Figures~ <ul><li>The average amount of time per week you’d spend working is 40 hours, give or take. </li></ul><ul><li>You start out with a salary of $28,500, building up to $75,000, depending on whether or not you have a private practice. If you have a private practice, you make more money. </li></ul><ul><li>Majors~ </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical/Developmental/Educational/Experimental Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Human Development </li></ul><ul><li>Neurobiology </li></ul><ul><li>Bioethics </li></ul><ul><li>Social Psychology </li></ul>
  11. 11. REACTIONS: 1. Child Care Worker : Although I love little kids, I thought this job would pay more. And with the amount of schooling it takes to get employed at a good-quality daycare, I don’t think it’s worth it in the long run. This isn’t a lifelong career because you can’t be old and frail while take care of hyper little kids. They’re hyper and can be rough, and if you’re old, you can’t be dealing with them and picking them up and running around playing with them. I like the social part of the job, though. 2. Nurse: I think this is the career I’m going to pick. I like helping people and am interested in medicine, so this is the perfect job for me. I like that you’re around people a lot, and that it really helps improve the lives of people. 3. Psychologist: This would be my 2 nd career choice. I am really interested in how the human brain works, and I’d like to give people a sense of peace and help them sort out their problems to live a better life. The problem is that, after hearing so many stories about traumatic experiences and depression, the field may get too sad for me. But I think I’d be able to deal with it after seeing so many people get past their problems.