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DevelopaPersonalCareerPlan

IdentifyandExploreCareerOpportunities

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Completearesearchpaperonthreecareersandinclude:
jobdescription
workingconditions
earnings
education
samplecareerpath
relatedcareers

ElementaryTeaching
JobDescription

introducechildrentotheeducationalbasics:numbers,language,

science,andsocialstudies.Theyalsohelpchildrendevelopintohealthy,confident,
sociallyawareyoungpeople,andworkcloselywithparentstohelpthechildrenreach
theirfullpotential.
WorkConditions

Work810hoursaweekandinaclassroomwith1530students.

Earnings
startatabout$35,000ayear.Experiencedelementaryschoolteachers

typicallyearn$40,000to$81,000ayear.
Education
Programsforkindergartenandelementaryschoolteachersinclude
coursesinthemainsubjectareasyoullteach(math,physicalscience,socialscience,
music,art,andliterature)aswellascoursesonphilosophyofeducation,educational
psychology,andteachingmethods.Mostprogramsincludeaperiodofstudentteaching.
SampleCareerPath

SubstituteTeacher,Teacher,AssistantPrincipal,Principal

RelatedCareers

AdultEducationTeacher,CareerCounselor,ChildandYouth

Worker,ComputerTrainer,DrivingInstructor,EarlyChildhoodEducator,ESLTeacher,
ForeignLanguageInstructor,HighSchoolTeacher,InstructionalCoordinator,Lifeguard,

MiddleSchoolTeacher,MusicTeacher/Instructor,Nanny,Principal,Professor,
RecreationTherapist,SchoolCounselor,SchoolSuperintendent,SocialWorker,
SpecialEducationTeacher

Translator
JobDescription

Takesomethingthatisinonelanguageandrecreateiswiththe
samemeaningintoanotherlanguage.

WorkingConditions

Usuallyworkinanofficewheretheyhaveaccesstolanguage
resources

Earnings

Between$23,000and$74,000ayear

Education

Collegedegreeinanotherlanguage

SampleCareerPath

JuniorTranslator,IntermediateTranslator,Experienced
Translator,AdvancedTranslator

RelatedCareers

Editor,ElementarySchoolTeacher,ESLTeacher,FlightAttendant,
ForeignLanguageInstructor,ForeignServiceOfficer,HighSchoolTeacher,Interpreter,
Professor,Proofreader,Receptionist/InformationClerk,SignLanguageInterpreter,
Stenographer,TechnicalWriter,TourGuide,Writer

Lifeguard
JobDescription

Makesurepatronsaresafe
WorkingConditions
D
ependsonwheretheywork,outsidebeachesareatamore
riskthananindoorpool
Earnings

About$15,000to$29,000ayear

Education

Nonebutmostwantatleastahighschooldiploma
SampleCareerPath
P
artTimeLifeguard,FullTimeLifeguard,SeniorLifeguard/
Manager

RelatedCareers
CrossingGuard,EarlyChildhoodEducator,ElementarySchool
Teacher,Firefighter,FitnessInstructor,HighSchoolTeacher,Paramedic,Personal
Trainer,PublicHealthNurse,RecreationDirector,RecreationTherapist,Sports
Instructor

QuestionsAboutMyFuture
Herearesomequestionstothinkabout
whenthinkingaboutyourfuturetohelpyouresearchyourcareerandcollegeoptions.
1.Whatisyourcareergoal?
~Togetamaster'sinelementaryteaching
2.Whateducationortrainingisneededforthisposition?
~Fouryearsincollege
3.Whatistheaveragesalaryforthiscareer?
~$29,347$65,047
4.Whatisthejoboutlookinthisfield?
~Teachkids
5.Whatdoesatypicaldaylooklikeforsomeoneinthisfield?
~Itsdifferenteveryday
6.Whatskillsandexperienceareneeded?
~Patience
7.Whatinterestsmemostaboutthisjob?
~Workingwithkids
8.Whatwouldbedifficultaboutthisjob?
~Gettingkidstostayontask
9.WhatstepsdoIneedtotakeinordertofurtherpursuethiscareer?
~Fouryearcollege
10.Whatisthetimelineforcompletionofyourgoal?
~Fourfourandahalfyearsofcollege
11.WhatexcitesmeaboutthiscareerandwhywouldIbepassionateaboutit?
~Ilovetoworkwithkids
12.Wheredoyouseeyourselfin10years?
~Teachinginanelementaryschool