Life after IACS

Life after IACS:

 

When you think about your future, what does it look like? Where will you choose to live? Work? With the freedom that comes with reaching adulthood, your options are nearly endless.

Chances are, you’re going to need some cash to make your visions a reality. How much will YOU need to meet your lifestyle choices? Where will it come from?

 

PART I

Costs of living estimators:

http://www.leavingthefolks.com/cost.php  

 

Career Guide to Industries: http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/

 

Job Forecasts-Bureau of Labor Statistics 

http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs035.htm (Heath Care Field)

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm (Engineering-see Biomedical)

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos047.htm (Biological Scientists)

 

Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of various careers.
  • Help students as they begin to plan for college.
  • Improve financial literacy.

 

PART II

The assignment:

  1. Go to the “Career Guide to Industries”
  2. You will be comparing 2 career fields, one must be in the Healthcare or Biological Science Field; the other may be in any other category.
  3. Fill out a table similar to the one below with a brief summary for each section in the table.
  4. Be prepared to informally share your findings in small groups on the due date.

 

HEALTH/SCIENCE OCCUPATION

CHOICE II

Typical Tasks/responsibilities

Typical Tasks/responsibilities

Working environment

Working environment

Training and other qualifications

Training and other qualifications

Employment

Employment

Job Outlook

Job Outlook

Projections

Projections

Earnings/Wages

Earnings/Wages

Related Occupations

Related Occupations

 

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kburtch@innovationcharter.org,
Sep 6, 2011, 8:56 AM
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