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CAREER RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT GUIDE

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Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum engineers search for new oil and natural gas deposits and figure out the best ways to get them out of the ground.
2.
Chemical Engineer
Chemical engineers design and operate equipment and processes that bring about a change to physical matter (solids, liquids, and
gases).
3.
Biomedical Engineer
Biomedical engineers (BMEs) develop instruments, techniques, and devices used by doctors to diagnose and treat people who are
sick or hurt.
4.
Nuclear Engineer
Nuclear engineers develop and work with the technology that allows us to harness electrical power from nuclear reactions.
5.
Mining Engineer
Mining engineers work out how to open a new mine and what the best method is to extract what they are looking for.
6.
Materials / Metallurgical Engineer
Materials and metallurgical engineers create new types of materials, such as polymers and alloys, to meet precise specifications.
7.
Astronomer
Astronomers study stars, planets, meteors, and comets to understand the origin, structure, and evolution of the universe.
8.
Electronics Engineer
Electronics engineers design and develop electronic parts, devices, and systems for consumer, military, medical, and industrial
use.
9.
Electrical Engineer
Electrical engineers design and manufacture electrical equipment or work in the production, transmission, and distribution of
electricity.
10.
Geologist
Geologists are scientists who study the history and structure of the earths crust and the rocks and minerals that make it up.
11.
Physicist
Physicists use math and science to develop and test theories about the nature of matter, and apply the findings in practical ways.
12.
Civil Engineer
Civil engineers help design and build the structures all around us, including buildings, bridges, dams, highways, railways, and
sewers.
13.
Military Engineer
Military engineers provide the support services that allow our Army, Air Force, and Navy forces to operate efficiently.
14.
Industrial Engineer
Industrial engineers help companies become more productive by studying their operations and suggesting more efficient ways to
do things.
15.
Computer Hardware Engineer
Computer hardware engineers design and create computers and related parts and pieces of equipment.
16.
Chemist
Chemists are scientists who study chemicals and how they interact with each other.
17.
Optometrist
Optometrists examine peoples eyes to diagnose vision problems, eye diseases, and other conditions.
18.
Chemical Engineering Tech

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Chemical engineering techs help engineers design and operate equipment and processes that bring about a change to physical
matter.
19.
Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical engineers design, create, and repair machines and mechanical systems of all kinds.
20.
Aerospace Engineer
Aerospace engineers design, build, and test aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles.
21.
Technical Writer
Technical writers create the manuals, reports, and online help tools that make technical information easy to understand.
22.
Non-Commissioned Member
Non-commissioned members of the Canadian Forces carry out the orders of officers in the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
23.
Cartographer
Cartographers measure, map, and chart the earths surface.
24.
Mathematician
Mathematicians study and develop math principles, and use them to solve practical problems.
25.
Pharmacist
Pharmacists dispense medications to patients according to doctors prescriptions, and provide information about how to take
them.
26.
Proofreader
Proofreaders review books, magazines, newsletters, and other written materials for errors before they are published.
27.
Air Traffic Controller
Air traffic controllers direct the take off and landing schedules of airplanes and their flight patterns while in the sky.
28.
Computer Scientist
Computer scientists design computer systems and software, develop computer science theories, and figure out new ways to use
computers.
29.
Engineering Tech
Engineering techs provide engineers with the technical support they need to transform ideas into reality.
30.
Explosives Specialist
Explosives specialists work in many different fields, either creating or preventing explosions.
31.
Operations Research Analyst
Operations research analysts use mathematical models and computers to solve business problems.
32.
Mechanical Engineering Tech
Mechanical engineering techs help design, manufacture, install, and test the machinery and other systems used to produce goods
and services.
33.
Computer Software Engineer
Computer software engineers design, develop, and test the set of programs that tell a computer what to do.
34.
Civil Engineering Tech
Civil engineering techs help civil engineers develop, design, and build every type of structure, from houses to stadiums.
35.
Professor
Professors use their in-depth knowledge of a specific subject, such as history or physics, to teach students at the post-secondary
level.
36.
Meteorologist
Meteorologists study patterns and changes in the atmosphere and use that information to make weather predictions.
37.
Agricultural Engineer

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Agricultural engineers use their knowledge of engineering and biology to help farmers work more efficiently and raise better
crops.
38.
Land Surveyor
Land surveyors measure and map the boundaries of plots of land.
39.
Sociologist
Sociologists study social groups in order to better understand human social behaviour.
40.
Pharmacologist
Pharmacologists study medicinal drugs and their interaction with the human body in order to develop new drugs to fight disease.

Answer the following for EACH of the three careers.

Career one

Name: Ashley Chand

Career Name: Aerospace engineer

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2.

Education required and or recommendations:


Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Science

Suggested Post Secondary Institutions:

-University of Toronto - St. George


- York University

3.

Cost of Training in Canadian ( full program cost for all years ) $: $40,140

4.
Salary Range: Most aerospace engineers earn between $50,000 and $110,000 a year. The
average salary for people in this career is likely somewhere between $70,000 and $90,000 a year.

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5.
Job Description: Engineers take scientific principles and theories and apply them to practical
situations. Aerospace engineers design, create, and test aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. They also
supervise the production of these products.

6.
Number or people employed in this occupation (indicate whether the number refers to BC or
Canada)
200 employed in BC

7. Employment prospects: 1.1% expected demand growth between 2015-2020

8.

Related Jobs (list at least 3)

1. Pilot
2. Astronmer
3. aircraft engineer

9. Skills or characteristics required;


- able to work with others in a cooperative manner
-good with math and science

10. Disadvantages of Occupation:


Aerospace engineers spend most of their time working with computers, blueprints, and cutting-edge
technology. They work 40hrs per week

11. Describe how your values, skills and interests relate to this career option
I would like to become an aerospace engineer because I am interested in air transportation and aircraft.
Also I like math and science and you need to be good at math and science for this career, which I am

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12. What courses and grades are needed to enter this Occupation?
Grade 12: English, Algebra & Geometry, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies, Computers, Drafting
& Design. At least 70% grade.
13.

Working conditions:

Engineers spend a lot of time testing the machines theyve built. Most tests are done with computer
simulations.
13.

Typical hours of work: 40-hour week but may have to work extra hours to meet deadlines.

14.

Describe what has influenced your choice of this occupation:

Career cruising suggested this career for me and I looked at it and it turned out to be something I like
because I it involves science, which I love and designing new ideas which means I can make my ideas be
heard.
15.

What are the Future Trends of this occupation:

By 2025 the unemployment rate for this career will drop from 6.4% to 4.8%
16.
Go to Work Futures Website (http://www.workbc.ca/) and list 2 points of information you felt
were important and were not covered.
1. perform duties related to aerospace testing, evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance
2. research, design and develop aerospace vehicles, systems and components

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Career two
Name: Ashley Chand

Career Name: commercial airline pilot

1.

Education required and or recommendations:

-Grade 12 Advanced Functions

-Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors

-Grade 12 university-level English

-One additional Grade 12 university/college or university-level course

- Two of: Grade 12 university-level Biology ,Chemistry (SCH4U), Physics, Earth and Space Science or
Mathematics of Data Management

-High School Diploma (Or Equivalent)


To be a commercial pilot you need a commercial pilot license, commercial pilot multi-engine rating,
instrument rating, and airline transports license.

2.

Suggested Post Secondary Institutions:


-university of waterloo
-university of fraser valley

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3.

Cost of Training in Canadian ( full program cost for all years ) $: 70,000

4.
Salary Range: brand new pilots get paid between $30-40,000, and as you become a full time
pilot you can get paid between $50,000 to $175,000 a year. Once you become a captain you get paid
$200,000 or more.

5.

Job Description:

Pilots for major airlines fly large passenger jets, transporting passengers and cargo to cities all over the
world.
6.
Number or people employed in this occupation (indicate whether the number refers to BC or
Canada)
About 3200 private pilots in BC

7. Employment prospects:
In 2020 there will be 180 job openings for a pilot in BC.

8.

Related Jobs (list at least 3)

1. Air Traffic Controller


2. airport ground crew
3. avionics tech

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9. Skills or characteristics required:


- cooperative, can face challenges, willing to take risks
- Able to remain calm under pressure
Work well as part of a team
Communication skills
Patient, meticulous, and careful
Physically and mentally healthy

10. Disadvantages of Occupation:


-Potential danger of a plane crash/death
-jet lag/bad sleep habits
-danger of terrorist threats

11. Describe how your values, skills and interests relate to this career option
I am an air cadet and I would like to a pilot. Also I love travelling and being a pilot seems to be the best
way for me to do that. And on top of that you get to fly a plane for a living which I is pretty cool!

12. What courses and grades are needed to enter this Occupation;
Grade 12 education- English, algebra, physics, calculus, electronic communications, geography
Minimum grade is 70%

13.

Working conditions:

Most pilots work about 14 days a month, 3-4 days on job, 3-4 days off. When you are on job you usually
work for about 20-14 hours and about 8 hours of flying a day.

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13.

Typical hours of work: 30 hrs in 7 consecutive days

14.

Describe what has influenced your choice of this occupation

I am in air cadets and I have wanted to be a pilot since I was 8 years old. I really love to travel, especially
by plane so I would love to do that for a living. The biggest influence in me becoming a pilot was when I
went the boeing factory in seattle when I was 8 years old and tried a plane simulator, that is when I
realized I wanted to be a pilot.

15.

What are the Future Trends of this occupation

There will be a huge shortage of pilots in the future as about 85% of pilots are retiring

16.
Go to Work Futures Website (http://www.workbc.ca/) and list 2 points of information you felt
were important and were not covered.
They covered everything but I think they could have gone more in depth on the description of the job

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Trades Career

Name: Ashley Chand


Career Name: Airport Ground Crew

1.

Education required and or recommendations: High school diploma

3.

Suggested Post Secondary Institutions:


-BCIT
-Seneca College

3.

Cost of Training in Canadian ( full program cost for all years ) $: 3769.32

4.

Salary Range: $10-30hr for about a 40hr week

4.

Job Description:
their job is to look after and service an aircraft when it is on the ground. Also called line
service attendants, ramp attendants, or loaders, they perform a variety of duties. They load
and unload luggage, clean and prepare aircraft cabins for departures, and operate ground
service equipment such as water, food service, lavatory servicing, and de-icing trucks.

6.
Number or people employed in this occupation (indicate whether the number refers to BC or
Canada)
There are about 23,000 employees at YVR airport these include pilots, ground crew, attendents, and
everyone working at the airport. I was unable to find a specific number just for ground crew

7. Employment prospects: there will be about 130 job openings in BC for airport ground crew in
2020.

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8.

Related Jobs (list at least 3)

1. Air Traffic Controller


2. avionics tech
3. aircraft mechanic

9. Skills or characteristics required


- drivers license & good driving record
-cooperative
-able to work with others

10. Disadvantages of Occupation


-you have to do shift work
-working outside in all weather
-can include lifting and carrying heavy equipment

11. Describe how your values, skills and interests relate to this career option
I would like to be a pilot so I think this job would be a great start to my aviation career because it will
help me become familiar to how an airport functions. Also it would look good on my resume when I go
to get a job as a pilot in a major airline because they will know that I have experience in working at an
airport.

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12. What courses and grades are needed to enter this Occupation?
- you need a highschool diploma
-grade 12 courses: English, math, social studies, PE, electronic communicatons, automotive technology
-extra courses specific to your ground crew job

13.

Working conditions:

- shift work, including evening, holiday and weekend because planes come everyday
- lots of teamwork
- working in all weather conditions

13.

Typical hours of work: 30-40hrs a week

14.

Describe what has influenced your choice of this occupation:

I can get this job right after high school which means it would help me get used to how the airport
functions for when I become a pilot. Also, it would familiarize me with the airport itself and the people
that work in it.

15.

What are the Future Trends of this occupation:

-1,320 openings from 2015-2025


-more demand

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16.
Go to Work Futures Website (http://www.workbc.ca/) and list 2 points of information you felt
were important and were not covered.
1. usage of radios and other telecommunication equipment

Step 3
POST SECONDARY APPLICATION ASSIGNMENT

Name: Ashley Chand

Date: Sep 20,2016

Find 3 Post Secondary Institutions you would like to attend. (One must be a
College.) Answer the following questions for each Application Form and then
completely fill in ONE Application Form in Blue or Black pen with NO mistakes.

First Choice
1. Post Secondary Institution: University of Waterloo
2. Where is the Location of the Campus: Waterloo ontario
3. What is the Address: 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
4. Phone Number: 519-888-4567,
5. Fax Number: 519-746-305
6. Email Address: askus@uwaterloo.ca
7. Website Address: http://www.uwaterloo.ca
8. First Program Applied for: science & aviation
9. What is the Cost of the Application Fee: $85
10. Attach a Copy of the Application:
https://www.ouac.on.ca/apply/nonsecondary/domestic/en_CA/profile/index
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Second Choice
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Post Secondary Institution: University of Fraser Valley


Where is the Location of the Campus: Abbotsford, BC
What is the Address: 33844 King Road Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8
Phone Number: (604) 504-7441
Fax Number:
Email Address: info@ufv.ca
Website Address: http://www.ufv.ca
First Program Applied for: Business Administration- Aviation
What is the Cost of the Application Fee: $45

Third Choice
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Post Secondary Institution: Okanagan College


Where is the Location of the Campus: Kelowna, BC
What is the Address: 1000 KLO Road Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8
Phone Number: (250) 762-5445
Fax Number:
Email Address: registration@okanagan.bc.ca
Website Address: http://www.okanagan.bc.ca
First Program Applied for: Commercial Aviation
What is the Cost of the Application Fee: $100

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course explains the effects of separation on separating parents and their children.

Step 4

1)

HAND IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:


a)
3 Completed career research info sheets (1 for each career)
b)
Your Top 10 and Top 40 lists
c)
All of your research papers (from both career cruising and

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careerinsite websites)

CAREER RESEARCH WEBSITES


Web Site Address

Site Name

Purpose of Site

Aerospace Industry

Aerospace Careers

www.driveabus.ca

Bus Industry

Bus Industry Careers

www.canadiancareers.com

Careers in Canada

Career Exploration

www.canlearn.ca

Government of Canada

Career Exploration

www.careers.ca

Careers

Job Search Skills

www.schoolfinder.com/careers

Schoolfinder

Career Exploration

www.vector.cfee.org

Vector

Career Exploration

www.ces.bc.ca

Career Education Soc.

Career Exploration

www.nextsteps.org

Next Steps

Career Exploration

www.careerpathsonline.com

Career Paths

Career Exploration

www.workfutures.bc.ca

Work Futures

Career Exploration

www.bccassn.com

BC Construction Assn.

Construction Careers

www.roadbuilders.bc.ca

BC Roadbuilders

Construction Careers

www.bcfilm.iondesign.ca

BC Film Industry

Film Industry Careers

www.itabc.ca

Industry Training Authority

Trades Careers

www.jobfutures.ca

Canada Job Futures

Market research site

www.workfutures.bc.ca

BC Job Futures

Market research site

www.workinfonet.bc.ca

Work Infonet

Market research site

www.beyourownboss.org

Be Your Own Boss

Self Employment

www.wd.gc.ca

Western Diversification

Self Employment

www.aiabc.com

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www.youth.gc.ca

Youth Link

Self-Employment

www.success.bc.ca/yep

BC Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship

www.communityfutures.ca/

BC Small business

Entrepreneurship

www.cybf.ca

Canada Youth Business

Entrepreneurship

www.asttbc.org

Applied Science Tech.

Technology Careers

www.cthrb.ca

Canadian Technology

Technology Careers

www.workdestinations.org

Work Destinations

Trades Careers

www.opportunityknocks.ca

Opportunity Knocks

Trades/Apprentices

www.skilledtrades.ca

Skilled Trades

Trades Careers

www.youthpath.ca

Government of Canada

Youth Employment

www.monster.ca

Monster

Career Search

www.destination2020.ca

Destination 2020

Career Search

Narrow your career list to a few good choices. Each career should have a detailed list of
skills needed, as well as degrees, diplomas, certificates, volunteer or relevant experience
etc. Next, research the schools or organizations that offer the particular program of study
needed. Find out the entrance requirements or prerequisites. Finally, call prospective
employers within the industry you are researching and ask what they look for in their
employees and if they prefer to hire students from a particular school or program.

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