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Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, Kids, and Children

By Dr. Mary Askew Holland Codes Resource Center (602) 569-1050 learning4life.az@gmail.com

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INTRODUCTION Here are the different types of EXPLORING CAREERS WEB SITES – • • • •

Curriculum Career Information Career Groups – Science Specific Careers — Science

CURRICULUM RESOURCE ONE: CAREER CRUISER Source: Florida Department of Education

The CAREER CRUISER is a career exploration guidebook for middle school students. The CAREER CRUISER has self — assessment activities to match personal interests to careers. The CAREER CRUISER has information on HOLLAND CODES. Careers are grouped into 16 career clusters. The CAREER CRUISER has information on occupational descriptions, average earnings, and minimum educational level required for the job. Teacher’s Guide is also available.

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RESOURCE TWO: Elementary Core Career Connection Source: Utah State Office of Education

The Core Career Connections is a collection of instructional activities, K — 6 and 7 — 8, designed by teachers, counselors, and parents. Each grade level has instructional activities that align directly with the Utah State Core. This instructional resource provides a framework for teachers, counselors, and parents to integrate career awareness with the elementary and middle level grade students.

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CAREER INFORMATION RESOURCE THREE: Career Voyages Source: U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education The Career Voyages web site is a Career Exploration web site for Elementary School students.

The Career Voyages web site has information about the following industries – • • • • • • • • • • •

Advanced Manufacturing Automotive Construction Energy Financial Services Health Care Hospitality Information Technology Retail Transportation Aerospace and the "BioGeoNano" Technologies

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RESOURCE FOUR: Career Ship Source: New York State Department of Labor

Career Ship is a free online career exploration tool for middle and high school students. Career Ship uses HOLLAND CODES and the O*NET Career Exploration Tools.

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For each career, Career Ship provides the following information: • • • • • • • •

Tasks Wages Career outlook Interests Education Knowledge Skills Similar careers

Career Ship is a product of Mapping Your Future, a public—service web site providing career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy information and services.

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RESOURCE FIVE: Career Zone Source: New York State Department of Labor

Career Zone is a career exploration and planning system. Career Zone has an assessment activity that identifies HOLLAND CODES.

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Career Zone provides information on 900 careers from the new O*NET Database, the latest labor market information from the NYS Department of Labor and interactive career portfolios for middle and high school students that connect to the NYS Education Department Career Plan initiative. Career Zone has links to college exploration and planning resources, 300 career videos, resume builder, reference list maker, and cover letter application. Here is another picture from Career Zone.

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RESOURCE SIX: Destination 2020 Source: Canada Career Consortium

Destination 2020 helps youth discover how everyday tasks can help them build skills they will need to face the many challenges of the workforce.

Skills are linked to – • • • •

School Subjects Other School Activities Play Activities At Home Work at Home

Through quizzes, activities and articles, they might actually find some answers or, at least, a direction about their future. There are more than 200 profiles of real people who are describing what a day at work is like for them. Activities include –

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RESOURCE SEVEN: What Do You Like Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

What Do You Like is the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Career web site for kids. The web site provides career information for students in Grades 4 — 8. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ″ Most of the material on the site has been adapted from the Bureau's Occupational Outlook Handbook—a career guidance publication for adults and upper—level high school students that describes the job duties, working conditions, training requirements, earnings levels, and employment prospects of hundreds of occupations″. Careers are matched to interests and hobbies. In the Teacher's Guide, there are twelve categories and their corresponding occupations.

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Here are other pictures from the What Do You Like web site.

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CAREER GROUPS — SCIENCE RESOURCE EIGHT: EEK! Get a Job – Environmental Education for Kids Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Eek! Get a Job – Environmental Education for Kids is an electronic magazine for kids in grades 4 — 8. Eek! Get a Job provides information about – • • • • • • •

Forestry Hydrogeologist Engineering Herpetologist Park Ranger Wildlife Biologist Park Naturalist

There is a job description for each career, a list of job activities, suggested activities to begin exploring careers, and needed job skills. Here is another picture from the Eek! Get a Job web site

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RESOURCE NINE: GetTech.org Source: National Association of Manufacturers, Center for Workforce Success, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S Department of Labor

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GetTech.org is a educational web site that provides CAREER EXPLORATION information.

GetTech.org has information about the following industries – • • • • • •

New Manufacturing Information Technology Engineering and Industrial Technology Biotechnology and Chemistry Health and Medicine Arts & Design

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Within each area, there are examples of careers.

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Each career profile gives – • • • • • • • •

General description Salary Number of people employed to job Number of jobs available in the future Place of work Level of education required Location of training programs: University Pharmacy Programs. Courses needed

There is a GetTech.org Teacher’s Guide. RESOURCE TEN: LifeWorks Source: National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education

LifeWorks is a career exploration web site for middle and high school students. LifeWorks has information on more than 100 medical science and health careers.

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For each career, LifeWorks has the following information – • • • • •

Title Education required Interest area Median salary True stories of people who do the different jobs

LifeWorks has a ″Career Finder″ that allows you to search by Name of Job, Interest Area, Education Required, or Salary. RESOURCE ELEVEN: San Diego Zoo Job Profiles for Kids Source: San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo Job Profiles discussed jobs for people who – • • • • •

Work with animals Work with plants Work with science and conservation Work with people Work that helps run the Zoo and Park

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There are activities listed under each area, for example – • • • • • • •

What we do What’s cool about this job Job challenges How this job helps animals How to get a job like this Practice Being a … How to Become a …

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RESOURCE TWELVE: Scientists in Action! Source: U.S. Department of the Interior

Scientists in Action features summaries of the lives of people involved in careers in the natural sciences — • • • •

Mapping the planets Sampling the ocean floor Protecting wildlife Forecasting volcanic eruptions

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RESOURCE TWELVE: Want To Be a Scientist? Source: Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of the Agriculture

Want To Be a Scientist is a career exploration web site for kids about 8 to 13 years old. Want To Be a Scientist has a series of job descriptions, stories, and other resources about what scientists do here at the ARS.

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These stories include information about – • • • • • • •

Plant Pathologist Chemist Soil Scientist Entomologist Animal Scientist Microscopist Plant Physiologist

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SPECIFIC CAREERS — SCIENCE RESOURCE THIRTEEN: About Veterinarians Source: American Veterinary Medical Association

About Veterinarians has facts about – • What is a Veterinarian? • Becoming a Veterinarian • Making a Career Decision • What Personal Abilities Does a Veterinarian Need? • What Are the Pluses and Minuses of a Veterinary Career? • Veterinary Education • General Information • After Graduation From Veterinary School • General Information • School Statistics • Preparation Advice • Preveterinary Coursework • Where Most Schools Are Located • About School Accreditation • The Phases of Professional Study • The Clinical Curriculum

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• The Academic Experience Roles of Veterinarians • Private Practice • Teaching and Research • Regulatory Medicine • Public Health • Uniformed Services • Private Industry Employment Outlook • Employment Forecast • The Advantage of Specializing • Statistics • Greatest Potential Growth Areas • Other Professional Directions • AVMA Veterinary Career Center Becoming a Veterinary Technician • Your Career in Veterinary Technology • Duties and Responsibilities • Career Opportunities • Education Required • Distance Learning • Salary • Professional Regulations • Organizations • Further Information

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RESOURCE FOURTEEN: Aquarium Careers Source: Monterey Bay Aquarium

AQUARIUM CAREERS features careers information. For each Staff Profiles, there is Educational Background and Skills Needed. The Staff Profiles include – • • • • • •

Aquarist Education Specialist Exhibits Coordinator Exhibit Designer Research Biologist Science Writer

The AQUARIUM CAREERS web site answers the following questions – • • • • •

What should I do now to prepare for a career in marine biology? Where can I find a good college for marine biology? What should be my college major? How do I pick a graduate school? I'm not sure of my area of interest. What should I do?

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Marine Science Career Resources include information on – • • • • • • •

Marine Advanced Technology Education Marine Mammal Center, California Scripps Institution of Oceanography, California Scripps Library Sea Grant Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station State University of New York at Stony Brook

RESOURCE FIFTEEN: Engineering – The Stealth Profession Source: Discoverengineering.org

Engineering – The Stealth Profession has a lot of information about engineers – •

Types of Engineers • Aerospace Engineering • Ceramic/Materials Engineering • Chemical Engineering • Civil Engineering • Electrical/Computer Engineering • Environmental Engineering • Industrial Engineering • Manufacturing Engineering • Mechanical Engineering

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True Stories Salaries Education Required Work Schedules Equipment Used

RESOURCE SIXTEEN: Sea Grant Marine Careers Source: Marinecareers.net

Sea Grant Marine Careers gives you facts about marine career fields and to people working in those fields. Sea Grant Marine Careers outlines information on – • • • •

Marine Biology Oceanography Ocean Engineering Related Fields

In each area, there is a detailed description of the type of the work that the scientists do. There are feature stories for different scientists in the career field.

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The career profiles include information on – • • • • • • • • • •

What is your current job and what does it entail? What was the key factor in your career decision? What do you like most about your career? What do you like least about your career? What do you do to relax? Who are your heroes/heroines? What advice would you give a high school student who expressed an interest in pursuing a career in your field? Are career opportunities in your field increasing or decreasing and why? What will you be doing 10 years from today? What is the salary range?

RESOURCE SEVENTEEN: Do You Want to Become a Volcanologist? Source: Marinecareers.net

Do You Want to Become a Volcanologist? provides a description of the – • • • • •

Word ″Volcanologist″ Daily work Traits for success Education Salaries

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Career Exploration Internet Resources  

Here are the different types of Exploring Careers Web Sites – Curriculum, Career Information, Career Groups – Science, and Specific Careers...