Career Education

 

Career Webquest

In order to conduct research on emerging careers as well as careers that might be of interest, follow the steps outlined below:

PART A:

1) Go to:http://online.onetcenter.org

 

2) Click on “Find Occupations”

 

3) Under Bright Outlook” choose “New and Emerging” from the drop-down menu. 

 

4) Choose any career you would like and find the following information about it:

a) What kind of training, knowledge and/or education is needed to get the job?

b) What does the job entail? (tasks, expectations, workload, work activities, work      context)

c) What is the average salary?

d) Are there any tools or technological knowledge needed?

e) At the bottom of the page, where it says “State and National” choose New York  from the drop-down menu. Scroll down to where it says “State and National Wages” and compare the wages for that career in New York to the wages for that career in the nation. Click on “Yearly Wage Chart” for an easy-to-read bar graph comparing the two.

 

Now you can research a career of your choice. Choose something that you may be interested in doing in the future. You can use any of the search bars on the main page (http://online.onetcenter.org/find/). You can choose a specific cluster, industry, job family etc. If you just want to type in a career, like “teacher” you can do that in the Keyword’ search bar. 

 

Please find the following information on your chosen career:

a) What kind of training, knowledge and/or education is needed to get the job?

b) What does the job entail? (tasks, expectations, workload, work activities, work      context)

c) What is the average salary?

d) Are there any tools or technological knowledge needed?

e) At the bottom of the page, where it says “State and National” choose New York  from the drop-down menu. Scroll down to where it says “State and National Wages”and compare the wages for that career in New York to the wages for that career in the nation. Click on “Yearly Wage Chart” for an easy-to-read bar graph comparing the two.

 

Part B:

Once you have conducted your research, choose one of the careers to present to the class. You will include the information you were required to find as well as any other interesting facts you can find on the website. You may want to visit the website again and find a few more facts that you think your classmates may want to know.