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Sociology Social Stratification

Name: _________________________

Rate the occupations below according to how prestigious the job is. According to Princeton Wordnet, prestigious is defined as the following:

esteemed: having an illustrious reputation; respected; "our esteemed leader"; "a prestigious author" exerting influence by reason of high status or prestige; "a prestigious professor at a prestigious university" ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ Electrician Engineer Farm owner Garbage collector Gas station attendant Janitor Judge Maid Mail carrier Mechanic Nurse Physician Plumber Police officer School teacher Secretary Shoeshine Taxi Driver ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

Accountant Actor Architect Astronomer Athlete Attorney Author Bank officer Bank Teller Bus Driver Cashier Chemist Clergy College professor Computer programmer Dancer Dentist Door-to-door salesperson

Who did you rank the highest? Why?

Who did you rank the lowest? Why?

Sociology Social Stratification Do each of the jobs contribute to society in some way?

Name: _________________________

What kind of job do you want in the future?

Is this job prestigious?

What do you have to do to achieve that goal?

What kind of tradeoffs might you have to make to reach your career goal?

What are some potential obstacles to achieving your goals?

Why is it important to set goals?