Science Careers

Science Careers

Science Career

SCIENCE CAREER WEBQUEST

1. Go to http://www.ehow.com/list_5481635_10-needed-jobs-future.html

List the top 10 most needed jobs of the future

2. Go to http://www.usawage.com/high-pay/jobs-state-kentucky.php

List the top 10 highest paying jobs in KY 

3. Go to http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best-jobs

List the top 10 best jobs according to this website

4. Go to http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science_careers.shtml#earthphysicalsciences

List 5 science jobs that are “In Demand”

Choose one of those jobs - ____________________

List 3 things about what they “do” (“What they do” tab)

****6. Now go to http://public.careercruising.com/us/en

Log in your username and password

1. Go to “Learn about Careers”

2. Go to School Subject

3. Go to Science

4. Choose 2 of the 198 science related career that interest you and complete Activity 1 worksheet with each

Activity Sheet 1

Career: ________________________________________________________

1. Read the Job Description section. Answer the following questions:

What duties do people in this career typically perform?

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What skills do they require?

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2. Click on the Education link in the menu on the left side of the occupation profile.

What education and training do you need to pursue this career?

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What other qualifications are good to have?

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What college programs are related to this career?

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Worksheet 1: School Subjects and Careers

Click on one of the two interviews.

Person’s name: ________________________________________________________________________

3. Read the person’s interview and answer the following questions:

How did this person get into this career? (see Questions & Answers #2)

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What does this person say about opportunities to get into this career? (see the last few questions in

Questions & Answers)

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What advice does this person have for people who want to get into this career?

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SUMMARY – YOUR VIEWS

4. Now that you have learned a little about this career and the education and training you need to get started, answer the following questions:

Do you think this is a tough career to get into? What is the most difficult part?

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Would you be willing to complete the education and training necessary to work in this career? Why or why not?

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 FINAL PROJECT - You will write a paper on a science career of your choice - How to write this paper?  Outline http://ol.scc.spokane.edu/JRoth/Courses/Writers%27%20Resources/Help%20From%20Me/Research%20Summary%20Examples/Career%20Report%20Example.htm
    • 1. Introduction - Define your career and tell the reader why yoku are interested in that specific science career

      2. Outlook - Talk about the future demand for this career **if needed see this website for information - http://www.bls.gov/ooh/a-z-index.htm
       
      3.  Requirements - What education and/or training is required for this career
       
      4.  Working Conditions - Describe a typical day for this job; mention work environment
       
      5.  Conclusion - Mention your plans to achieve this career one day
       
      Sources - Cite a minimum of two resources (list author if one; and website) 
   *Also remember if you quote directly from a source to incorporate quotations and put in parentheses the author of the text (or website) at end of sentence.
 
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