Career Ideas for Teens in Education and Training

Career Ideas for Teens in Education and Training

by Diane Lindsey Reeves, Gail Karlitz
     
 

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What's the most boring question adults ask teens? "So ... what do you want to be when you grow up?" If you're like many teens, your answer might be "I don't know!" It's natural to feel a bit overwhelmed when there are thousands of options available. But now is a great time to start discovering what's out there-as you go through high school and on to the next level.

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What's the most boring question adults ask teens? "So ... what do you want to be when you grow up?" If you're like many teens, your answer might be "I don't know!" It's natural to feel a bit overwhelmed when there are thousands of options available. But now is a great time to start discovering what's out there-as you go through high school and on to the next level.

Whatever your interests and abilities, there's a career out there with your name on it-something that will fulfill and excite you and provide a paycheck too! The Career Ideas for Teens series shows you the many opportunities available and includes questions and activities that will help you to discover your strengths and talents and find out which careers interest you. Among 10 key self-discovery questions asked are: "What Are Your Interests and Strengths?" "What Is Your Work Personality?" "Do You Have the Right Skills?" and "How Can You Find Out What a Career is Really Like?" Activities include the Work Interest Profiler, a test that reveals your work personality and which careers best fit your personality type. Each book contains at least 35 career profiles, each with a career description, relevant organizations and resources, and activity suggestions.

People of all ages require education and training-from students in kindergarten to adults pursuing professional education. With a large portion of today's education employees nearing retirement, the field should experience a significant number of openings in the years to come. Careers profiled in Career Ideas for Teens in Education and Training include: Audiologist, College and university faculty, Cooperative extension agent, Corporate trainer, Education attorney, English as a second language (ESL) instructor, Fitness trainer, Librarian, Preschool teacher, Public health educator, School nurse, Speech-language pathologist, And more.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Students interact with the texts every step of the way in these series titles. The 35 diverse occupations explored in each book are based on career clusters identified by the U.S. Department of Labor. Information for each job includes education requirements, relevant Web sites, and median salaries. Teens can explore what type of job best suits them as the authors lead them through the "10 Big Questions" and explore a range of opportunities. Questionnaires, fill-in charts, and lists will help them focus on their strengths/weaknesses and likes/dislikes, clarify their values, and decide on their "work personality." Each book also covers volunteer opportunities; lists entry-level jobs within the field; provides interview tips and sample questions; and includes a section of "real people with real jobs" who answer questions about their education, career paths, current jobs, goals, and more. The appendix includes a plethora of state-by-state employment and special-interest Web sites to investigate. Black-and-white cartoons and decorative icons appear throughout. The "Career Opportunities" series (Ferguson) is more sophisticated in look and style and covers more careers within each field. "Career Ideas" will attract more readers with its lively style and variety of engaging activities.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816052950
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Career Ideas for Teens Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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