Career Ideas for Teens in Education and Training

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816082742
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Series: Career Ideas for Teens Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 182
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Welcome to Your Future 1
Section 1 Discover You at Work 5
Big Question #1 Who Are You? 6
Big Question #2 What Are Your Interests and Strengths? 9
Big Question #3 What Are Your Work Values? 12
Big Question #4 What Is Your Work Personality? 17
Section 2 Explore Your Options 31
Animal Trainer 35
Audiologist 38
Career and Technical Education Instructor 41
Career Counselor 44
Coach 47
College Professor 50
Cooperative Extension Agent 53
Corporate Trainer 56
Correctional Educator 58
Education Attorney 61
Elementary School Teacher 64
English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor 67
Environmental Educator 69
Fitness Trainer 72
Guidance Counselor 75
Instructional Coordinator 78
Librarian 81
Library Technician 83
Museum Educator 85
Paraprofessional 88
Physical Education Teacher 90
Preschool Teacher 93
Principal 96
Public Health Educator 98
School Media Specialist 101
School Nurse 103
School Psychologist 105
School Social Worker 107
Secondary School Teacher 110
Service Animal Instructor 112
Special Education Teacher 115
Speech-Language Pathologist 118
Student Affairs Officer 121
Studio Animal Trainer 124
Teacher of the Visually Impaired 126
Big Question #5 Do You Have the Right Skills? 128
More Career Ideas in Education and Training 131
Big Question #6 Are You on the Right Path? 133
Section 3 Experiment with Success 137
Big Question #7 Who Knows What You Need to Know? 139
Ask the Experts 142
Big Question #8 How Can You Find Out What a Career Is Really Like? 158
Big Question #9 How Do You Know When You've Made the Right Choice? 164
Big Question #10 What's Next? 168
A Final Word 171
Appendix 173
Index 177
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