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Career Expo

2020

January 21st, 22nd and 23rd

Expanding options for developing career interests among students to move our community forward with workforce-ready graduates.


Thank you A P P R E C I AT I O N I S E X T E N D E D TO A L L O F O U R G E N E R O U S S P O N S O R S A N D S U P P O RT E R S. Sponsors:

Wo r l d Le a d e r s : Agriculture STEPHANIE BUTCHER, UGA EXTENSION – COWETA COUNTY

Construction GINA LEE, FOUR POINTS CONSTRUCTION

Energy & Utilities RICK BARNES, NEWNAN UTILITIES

Healthcare SUSAN WEST, PIEDMONT NEWNAN HOSPITAL IAL AND COMMERC IDENT IAL RES Pro Quality Pro Service

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Manufacturing & Engineering MAGGIE REENSTRA, COWETA-FAYETTE, EMC GREG WRIGHT, COWETA-FAYETTE EMC

Media & Communications LAURA HORTON, NULINK/WOW

Public Safety JAY JONES, CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA

Co m m i t t e e M e m b e r s : VOLITA BISCOE-ALMON, INSTRUCTIONAL COORDINATOR, WEST GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE MONICA YEOMAN, ENROLLMENT CENTER COORDINATOR, WEST GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE SCHWANDA JACKSON, ED.D, DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES, DAWN REVERE, ED.D, CAREER COUNSELOR, CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL CENTER MARK WHITLOCK, CEO, CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL CENTER

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Automotive & Aviation JUAN GUADIANA, WEST GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Hospitality & Tourism TRAY BAGGARLY, COWETA COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU PARKER GRINER, HAMPTON INN HOTEL, NEWNAN/PARAMOUNT


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CONTENTS S P O N S O R S ........... 2 & 5 T I P S ..................................... 4 WORLDS

D E A R S T U D E N TS, PA R E N TS & G UA R D I A N S: It’s time to talk seriously about your future career options. You might be asking yourself, “Why in the world do we need to worry about that now?” The simple answer is the course choices being made going into the freshman year of high school will affect the career pathways available down the road. For that reason, we are working together so you will have all the information you need to make informed decisions. Each industry section in this booklet not only outlines what it takes to succeed in a given field but offers sample occupations, general education requirements and average salary ranges. Inside you’ll find information on: • AGRICULTURE

• HOSPITALIT Y & TOURISM

• AUTOMOTIVE & AVIATION

• MANUFAC TURING & ENGINEERING

• CONSTRUC TION

• MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

• ENERGY & UTILITIES

• PUBLIC SAFET Y

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MANUFAC TURING & ENGINEERING .......................

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• HEALTHCARE In addition, this booklet illustrates the multiple pathways to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfying careers. We are proud to be working with the Sponsors and the Career Presenters who have enthusiastically joined this new step in workforce development for our community.

Best regards, C YNTHIA BENNETT, VICE PRESIDENT, ADVOCAC Y AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT, THE NEWNAN-COWETA CHAMBER AMANDA FIELDS, SR. PROJEC T MANAGER, GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CowetaWorks D i s c o v e r Yo u r Wo r l d

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NOW RESEARCH EACH! • What do you like most about this career?

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• What would you find most challenging about the career? • What education/training is required? • What salary or pay rate can you expect for this job/career? • What can you do to prepare yourself NOW for this career?

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WHAT IT

TAKES • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT • STRONG MATH & SCIENCE SKILLS • WORKING WITH NATURAL RESOURCES, SUCH AS LIVESTOCK, PLANTS, & TIMBER • MANAGEMENT ABILITY & PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS • INTEREST IN SEEING A PRODUCT GROW FROM START TO FINISH

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Lo o k a ro u n d yo u . . . You are surrounded by agriculture. From the food we eat,

Georgia’s economy, the health of its citizens and the beauty

the clothes we wear, and the houses we live in, agriculture

of its landscapes. If you are interested in a career taking you

is all around us. Agriculture has a significant impact on

outdoors, consider a career in agriculture.

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Conservation Scientist A Conservation Scientist protects Mother Nature. Although often portrayed as powerful and mighty, the truth is: Mother Nature is just as fragile as she is fierce. Therefore, the land must be protected and respected. Employed by local, state and federal governments, as well as universities, corporations and private landowners, Conservation Scientists accomplish their mission by helping people manage and improve the environment without harming it. Typically, if you work as a Conservation Scientist, you work in one of two occupations: Land Management or Conservationist. A Land Manager will specialize in land that is used for livestock grazing, forestry, wildlife protection or recreation. Usually employed by the government, you’re tasked with studying and supervising the land and creating plans that will allow it to be used —for business or pleasure — without harming its wildlife habitants, water resources and vegetation. Conservationists are split into two areas: soil or water. As a Conservationist you help farmers work their land without destroying it. Concerned with issues such as soil erosion and groundwater contamination, you use science to balance business interests with environmental interests. No matter what kind of Conservation Scientist you are, your duties are generally the same: You survey land, you study it and then you assist in the creation of plans to preserve and protect it. You’re like Mother Nature’s guardian angel.

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C a r e e r s i n Ag r i c u l t u re Occupation

Education Required

Salary Range

Agricultural Engineer ................................................Bachelor’s Degree ................................................................................................. $50,752 - $66,913 Agricultural Inspector ...............................................Bachelor’s Degree .................................................................................................$29,827 - $40,788 Agricultural Lender ...................................................Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................................................. $42,820 - $128,234 Agricultural Sales .......................................................OJT*/Associate’s Degree/Bachelor’s Degree ............................................... $34,777 - $88,753 Agronomist ...................................................................Bachelor’s Degree .................................................................................................$32,000 - $84,000 Aquatic Biologist.........................................................Bachelor’s Degree .................................................................................................$33,000 - $84,000 Conservation Biologist .............................................Bachelor’s Degree ................................................................................................$40, 684 - $61,734 Extension Agent .........................................................Bachelor’s Degree .................................................................................................$35,000 - $65,000 Farm Manager .............................................................Bachelor’s Degree .................................................................................................$22,000 - $69,000 Fisheries Technician ..................................................OJT* ............................................................................................................................ $35,692 - $55,732 Forester ..........................................................................OJT* ............................................................................................................................ $45,760 - $61,172 Geologist/Hydrologist ..............................................Bachelor’s Degree ................................................................................................. $79,081 - $95,555 Hunting Guide.............................................................Bachelor’s Degree .................................................................................................$19,864 - $28,496 Logging Equipment Operator ...............................OJT*/Technical Training ......................................................................................$24,086 - $34,444 Veterinarian ..................................................................Doctor of Veterinary Medicine .........................................................................$50,232 - $89,086 OJT* = On-Job-Training

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painter, electrician, HVAC technician, insulator, estimator,

paths and opportunities. Generally, there are three branches

pipefitter/welder, plumber, roofer, sheet metal worker, iron

of construction: residential (house building, remodeling),

worker, safety, project manager and more! As you can see

commercial (businesses, offices), and heavy industrial (power

from this list, construction is no longer a “dangerous, dirty,

plants, mills, steel work). Within these three categories are

disrespected job,” but an educated, respected and well-paid

numerous occupations including brick mason, carpenter,

profession. For more information about construction and the

equipment operator, inspector, quality control, drywall finisher,

opportunities available, please visit www.gobuildgeorgia.com.

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C a r e e r s i n Co n s t r u c t i o n Occupation

Education Required

Salary Range

MANAGEMENT/ OFFICE Quality Control ............................................................Bachelor’s Degree ................................................................................................... $35,692 - 65,748 Estimator .......................................................................Bachelor’s Degree ................................................................................................. $49,129 - $89,003 Project Manager .........................................................Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................................................. $67,558 - $147,784 Job Site Superintendent ..........................................Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................................................. $67,558 - $147,784 Safety Specialist ..........................................................Bachelor’s Degree .................................................................................................$45,988 - $88,566 CRAFTWORKERS Brickmason ...................................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship/OJT* ............................................... $27,040 - $37,232 Carpenter ......................................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship .......................................................... $31,012 - $58,177 Laborer ...........................................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship .......................................................... $23,774 - $41,787 Equipment Operator .................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship .......................................................... $29,494 - $43,992 Drywall Finisher ..........................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship .......................................................... $31,761 - $45,302 Electrician......................................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship ............................................................ $32,656 - 56,409 HVAC Mechanic...........................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship ..........................................................$34,611 - $53,000 Insulator.........................................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship ..........................................................$27,580 - $37,939 Painter ............................................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship .......................................................... $17,451 - $35,817 Pipefitter/Welder ........................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship ..........................................................$35,027 - $50,000 Plumber .........................................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship ..........................................................$35,027 - $50,000 Roofer .............................................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship .......................................................... $29,286 - $33,217 Sheet Metal Worker ...................................................High School Diploma/Apprenticeship .......................................................... $20,217 - $48,172 OJT* = On-Job-Training

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Carpenter Carpenters play a significant part to the success of a construction project. They cut, shape, fit and assemble building materials to construct buildings, bridges, highways, docks and industrial plants. Carpenters build with wood, metal, concrete, plastics, composites of multiple materials and more. Following blueprints, they measure, lay out material, and then build foundations, walls, floors, ceilings and roofs. Carpenters may specialize in areas like structural framework, concrete formwork, interior trim and cabinetry, commercial carpentry and

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more. Carpenters get to work with a variety of power

while they are in high school. After high school, there

tools like pneumatic nail fasteners, power saws and drills,

are many post-secondary education opportunities at

and laser leveling tools. Carpenters can begin building

community colleges, apprenticeship programs and

their trade by taking career technical education classes

other industry programs.

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TAKES • FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS IN MATH & TECHNICAL CONCEPTS • SATISFACTION IN TEAMWORK • SELF-MOTIVATION & ATTENTION TO DETAIL • LEADERSHIP SKILLS & A DESIRE FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT • COMMITMENT TO LIFE-LONG LEARNING

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Lo o k a r o u n d yo u . . . Energy exists to help people. Without it your morning

Fresh water is one of our most vital resources and is basic to human health. We rely of public water systems to treat and

would look very different: no alarm clock, hot water, stove

deliver clean water to our homes, schools and businesses.

or television. All these things depend on natural gas,

Before it is delivered to us, it must go through a process

electricity or oil. Challenges are ahead in reliably providing

to remove chemicals, particulates and bacteria. This clean,

energy to a growing world while minimizing the impact on

potable water is then used for cooking, drinking, cleaning,

the environment.

bathing, watering our lawns and so forth.

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Maintenance and Reliability Technician Maintenance and reliability technicians install, troubleshoot, and repair rotating equipment, electrical power systems, and performance and safety instrumented systems keeping plants online and running efficiently.

Careers in Utilities Occupation

Education Required

Salary Range

CAD Operator ..............................................................Technical Training ................................................................................................. $31,033 - $60,132 Chemical Engineer .....................................................Bachelor’s Degree ................................................................................................. $53,476 - $95,472 Civil Engineer ...............................................................Bachelor’s Degree ...............................................................................................$53,580 - $104,416 Earth Driller ..................................................................OJT*/Technical Training ...................................................................................... $29,140 - $38,625 Electrical Engineer .....................................................Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................................................. $65,520 - $105,684 Environmental Engineer ..........................................Bachelor’s Degree .................................................................................................$37,169 - $83,304 Line Maintenance.......................................................OJT*/Technical Training ...................................................................................... $22,214 - $52,353 Maintenance Worker .................................................OJT*/Technical Training ......................................................................................$23,129 - $44,220 Mechanical Engineer ................................................Bachelor’s Degree .................................................................................................$59,550 - $91,686 Plant Operator .............................................................OJT*/Associate’s Degree ..................................................................................... $55,016 - $75,171 Quality Control ............................................................Bachelor’s Degree Preferred/Lab Experience ............................................... $35,692 - 65,748 Research and Development ...................................Bachelor’s Degree Preferred/Research Experience ................................ $73,382 - $145,724 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator ...............Bachelor’s Degree ................................................................................................. $30,555 - $46,862 Water Utility Service Worker...................................OJT*/Technical Training ...................................................................................... $28,745 - $45,032 OJT* = On-Job-Training

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ENERGY & UTILITIES CAREER PRESENTERS

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H I G H S C H O O L S T U D E N TS E N R O L L E D I N CO W E TA CO U N T Y S C H O O L S C A N C H O O S E F R O M E I T H E R O F T H E S E O P T I O N S: High School Courses

Dual Enrollment College Courses

Academics at CEC WGTC dual-enrolled courses and CEC classes can also be paired with one or more of the following high school academic courses: English † 9th Lit Comp † 10th Lit Comp † 11th American Lit Comp † 12th English Lit Comp

Math † Algebra I Semester † Geometry Semester † Algebra II † Math College Readiness

Science † Physical Science+ † Genearl Horticulture+ † Natural Resorce Mgt. † Plant Science & Biotechnology+ † Biology † Animal Science and Biotechnology

Social Studies † American Government † World History † U.S. History † Economics

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2020 CAREER EXPO MAP

Healthcare

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Automotive & Aviation

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ZO N E 4 Media & communications Hospitality & Tourism

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WHAT IT

TAKES • STRONG MATH, SCIENCE & COMPUTER SKILLS • ATTENTION TO DETAIL • DESIRE TO HELP OTHERS • SATISFACTION IN TEAMWORK

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doctors and nurses? Using science and problem-solving skills,

care of patients or working behind the scenes, healthcare in

people in healthcare create new medications, discover cures

Georgia has an opportunity for everyone.

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H E A LT H C A R E C A R E E R P R E S E N T E R S

C a r e e r s i n H e a l t h c a re Occupation

Education Required

Salary Range

Certified Nursing Aid (CNA) ....................................Technical Training ....................................................................................................................$31,400 Dentist ............................................................................Doctorate .................................................................................................................................$148,300 Dental Hygienist .........................................................Associate’s Degree ...................................................................................................................$70,800 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) ..............................Certificate ....................................................................................................................................$46,500 Medical Assistant........................................................Certificate ....................................................................................................................................$33,900 Medical Coder .............................................................Certificate ....................................................................................................................................$50,800 Medical Laboratory Technician .............................Associate’s Degree ...................................................................................................................$51,300 Medical Transcriptionist ...........................................Certificate/Associate’s Degree ............................................................................................$45,100 Paramedic .....................................................................Certificate/Associate’s Degree .............................................................................................$41,000 Pharmacy Tech ............................................................Certificate/Associate’s Degree .............................................................................................$34,000 Pharmacist ....................................................................Doctorate .................................................................................................................................$127,000 Physical Therapist .......................................................Doctorate ....................................................................................................................................$82,800 Physician/Surgeon .....................................................Doctorate .................................................................................................................................$372,300 Registered Nurse (RN) ...............................................Associate’s Degree/Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................................$76,000 Respiratory Therapist ................................................Associate’s Degree ...................................................................................................................$66,300 Surgical Technician ....................................................Associate’s Degree ...................................................................................................................$44,800 Veterinarian ..................................................................Doctorate ..................................................................................................................................$102,000 Ray Technician .........................................................Associate’s Degree ................................................................................................................... $52,900 CowetaWorks D i s c o v e r Yo u r Wo r l d

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Physical Therapist Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have medical problems or health-related conditions limiting their ability to move and perform functional activities.

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TAKES • STRONG MATH, SCIENCE & COMMUNICATION SKILLS • FOCUS & ATTENTION TO DETAIL • PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS • SATISFACTION IN TEAMWORK • MASTERY OF COMPLICATED MACHINERY & PROCESSES

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the expertise of engineers, designers and manufacturing

interest in production, maintenance, welding, and logistics,

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M A N U FAC T U R I N G & E N G I N E E R I N G C A R E E R P R E S E N T E R S

Careers in Manufacturing & Engineering Occupation

Education Required

Salary Range

Assembly and Production Worker ........................Technical Training ................................................................................................. $18,616 - $32,281 Chemical Engineer .....................................................Bachelor’s Degree ................................................................................................. $53,476 - $95,472 CNC Operator and Programmer ...........................Associate’s Degree/Certificate .......................................................................... $36,920 - $50,045 Civil Engineer ...............................................................Bachelor’s Degree ...............................................................................................$53,580 - $104,416 Electrical Engineer .....................................................Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................................................. $65,520 - $105,684 Industrial Maintenance Electrician ......................Associate’s Degree ................................................................................................$32,656 - $56,409 Industrial Maintenance Mechanic........................Associate’s Degree ................................................................................................ $31,616 - $53,497 Industrial Maintenance Technician ......................Associate’s Degree ................................................................................................ $31,616 - $53,497 Machine Operator ......................................................Technical Training/Certificate ........................................................................... $22,588 - $61,817 Machinist .......................................................................Certificate/Associate’s Degree ..........................................................................$31,845 - $61,900 Mechanic .......................................................................Technical Training/Associate’s Degree .......................................................... $23,233 - $56,347 Mechanical Engineer ................................................Bachelor’s Degree .................................................................................................$59,550 - $91,686 Process Engineer ........................................................Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................................................. $61,110 - $112,570 Process Operator ........................................................Certificate/Associate’s Degree ..........................................................................$24,752 - $41,766 Production Manager .................................................Bachelor’s Degree ...............................................................................................$66,788 - $121,222 Robotics Engineer ......................................................Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................................................. $61,110 - $112,570 Robotics Technician...................................................Associate’s Degree ................................................................................................ $35,318 - $60,195 Tool and Die Maker ....................................................Certificate/Associate’s Degree .......................................................................... $30,825 - $56,513 Training Manager .......................................................Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................................................. $73,382 - $145,724 Welder ............................................................................Technical Training/Certificate ...........................................................................$26,187 - $43,534

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Chemical Engineer Chemical engineers use chemistry, physics, math and economics to make products on a large scale. With a chemical engineering degree, you will have opportunities to work on exciting projects anywhere around the world. Chemical engineers work in research and development, others work to design and construct large scale equipment, while others work to optimize existing production plants. A chemical engineering degree requires four years of college. Most colleges and universities provide a co-op program in which the student works at a job with engineers to gain experience and earn money while pursuing their degree.

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WHAT IT

TAKES • EXCELLENT WRITTEN & COMMUNICATION SKILLS • SELF-MOTIVATED • CREATIVE • DETAIL-ORIENTED • ABILITY TO MULTI-TASK • TECHNICAL EXPERTISE • SATISFACTION IN TEAMWORK • LEADERSHIP SKILLS

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The traditional method of creating and distributing productions has grown far beyond the boundaries of Hollywood. With

film, video and digital media is in high-demand. Current-

countless methods of delivering and posting video productions

day technology offers those in Communications various

online, opportunities have grown exponentially over the last

opportunities to be a part of a creative and exciting field.

decade, and they continue to grow daily.

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Video Editor When the camera stops rolling, the lights go dim, and the director proudly yells, “that’s a wrap,” the video editor’s job is just getting started. Crafting hours of raw film and video footage into one concise, compelling product of a few minutes or even a few seconds can be a tremendous but exciting challenge. The exact sequence chosen by the video editor can often “make or break” a product. The editor is also tasked with cutting unnecessary images or sounds that may hinder the production of the video. They also insert special effects that keep the video engaging. The job sometimes can be tedious, but an outstanding video editor understands how important and rewarding attention to detail can be.

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C a r e e r s i n M e d i a & Co m m u n i c a t i o n s Occupation

Education Required

Salary Range

Producer ........................................................................Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................................................. $40,747 - $100,734 Broadcast Technician ................................................Post-secondary Vocational or Associate’s Degree ..................................... $25,313 - $60,985 Director ..........................................................................Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................................................. $40,747 - $100,734 Videographer ...............................................................Post-secondary Vocational or Bachelor’s Degree ...................................... $23,441 - $64,313 Sound Engineer ..........................................................Post-secondary Vocational or Bachelor’s Degree ......................................$23,004 - $52,416 Script Writer ..................................................................Bachelor’s Degree ................................................................................................. $35,963 - $93,412 Video Editor ..................................................................Post-secondary Vocational or Bachelor’s Degree ......................................$43,596 - $70,096 Graphic Artist ...............................................................Post-secondary Vocational or Bachelor’s Degree ...................................... $32,219 - $66,497

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TAKES • LOYALTY TO COUNTRY & COMMUNITY • SOUND MORAL PRINCIPLES • DEPENDABILITY & A POSITIVE ATTITUDE • PHYSICAL FITNESS • WILLINGNESS TO WORK LONG & VARIED HOURS

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AT O R ? C I N U M E COM V I T C E F HERS? T an E F O u o y H e T Ar WI ? WELL K AMINA R T O S W L u A T Do yo D MEN N A L SICA ? e PHY v A LU E S a h V u G o y N o D STRO u have Do yo

Lo o k a ro u n d yo u . . . A career in public service ensures our society will continue

in our community through local branches of service. Military

to function in a just and orderly manner. Police officers,

careers require some of the same personal and professional

firefighters and corrections officers are career options available

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Police Officer Police officers work in partnership with the communities they serve to maintain law and order, protect members of the public and their property, prevent and reduce the fear of crime and improve the quality of life for all citizens. Police officers use a wide range of technology to protect individuals, identify perpetrators and ensure successful prosecution against those who break the law.

C a r e e r s i n Pu b l i c S a fe t y Occupation

Salary Range

FIRE DEPARTMENT Fire Fighter Candidate ...................................$35,777 to $55,455 Fire Fighter EMT ...............................................$37,924 to $58,782

Occupation

Salary Range

SHERIFF’S OFFICE Deputy Sheriff ..................................................$40,199 to $62,309 DS, Corporal ......................................................$42,611 to $66,047 DS, Sgt .................................................................$45,168 to $70,010

Fire Fighter /Paramedic .................................$40,199 to $62,309 DS, LT ...................................................................$47,878 to $74,211 Fire Fighter Paramedic ...................................$42,611 to $66,047 DS, Capt ..............................................................$53,796 to $83,383 Fire Fighter LT ...................................................$45,168 to $70,010

DS, Maj ................................................................$57,023 to $88,386

Fire Fighter Captain .......................................$47,878 to $74,211

DS, LT Col ............................................................$64,072 to $99,311

Battalion Chief ....................................................$53,796 to $83,383

DS, Col .................................................................$76,310 to $118,281

OJT* = On-Job-Training

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WHAT IT

TAKES • KNOWLEDGE OF ALL AIRCRAFT. • ADVANCED MECHANICAL SKILLS. • ABILITY TO READ, WRITE AND COMMUNICATE WELL. • HIGH LEVEL OF DETAIL. • PROBLEM-SOLVING AND CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS. • PHYSICAL STRENGTH, AGILITY, MANUAL DEXTERITY AND NO FEAR OF HEIGHTS.

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Lo o k a ro u n d yo u . . . Careers in transportation are found in a variety of places.

the workforce. Some positions, such as a mechanic, may

Everything we use is transported by roadway, railway, airway

only require on-the-job or technical training. Other careers,

or waterway. Within transportation there are a variety of

such as maintenance director, recruiter, safety specialist, and

careers. The level of education required varies from high

marketing representative, require an associate degree. A

school graduate to a bachelor’s degree. After successfully

bachelor’s degree may be required for positions such as safety

completing high school, some students enter directly into

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C a r e e r s i n Au t o m o t i ve & Av i a t i o n Occupation

Education Required

Salary Range

Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing ....Certification/Associate’s Degree ........................................................................$36,500-$64,510 Aircraft Mechanic/Service ......................................Certification/Associate’s Degree ........................................................................$36,760-$62,920 Avionics Technician....................................................Certification/Associate’s Degree ........................................................................$39,940-$64,140 Support Air Transportation .....................................Certification/Associate’s Degree ........................................................................$36,830-$83,870 Automotive Mechanic ..............................................High School Diploma/Associate’s Degree .................................................... $23,233 - $56,347 Diesel Mechanic..........................................................High School Diploma/Associate’s Degree ....................................................$31,075 - $56,350 Dispatcher.....................................................................High School Diploma/Associate’s Degree .................................................... $23,753 - $43,472 Fleet Manager..............................................................High School Diploma/Associate’s Degree ....................................................$40,000 - $62,000 Highway Construction Worker ..............................High School Diploma...........................................................................................$26,000 - $40,000 Maintenance Director ...............................................Associate’s Degree ................................................................................................$41,641 - $78,750 Maintenance Equipment Operator......................Certificate/Associate’s Degree ..........................................................................$31,000 - $53,200 Materials Handler .......................................................High School Diploma........................................................................................... $19,780 - $30,867 Safety Specialist ..........................................................Associate’s Degree ................................................................................................$45,988 - $88,566 Sales Representative .................................................Associate’s Degree/Bachelor’s Degree .......................................................... $34,777 - $88,753 Shipping and Receiving Clerk ................................High School Diploma/OJT* ...............................................................................$23,504 - $36,836 Truck Driver...................................................................CDL Class A License .............................................................................................. $29,099 - $51,147 Warehouse Supervisor .............................................High School Diploma/Associate’s Degree .................................................... $29,307 - $60,257 OJT* = On-Job-Training

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Diesel Mechanic Diesel mechanics work on anything powered with a diesel engine including trucks, heavy equipment, trains and boats. A career in diesel mechanics may be right for you if you are mechanically inclined and enjoy working with tools and repairing machines. If you choose this career, you must be able to use pneumatic tools, welding and cutting equipment, and hand tools. Diesel mechanics must also have expert knowledge of brake systems, transmissions, electronic components, and computer processors specific to diesel-powered vehicles. Because much of the training is on-the-job, you could enter directly into this career after completing high school. However, you will become more successful financially by completing a technical or community college training industry certification.

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TAKES • ADAPTABILITY AND A POSITIVE ATTITUDE • WILLINGNESS TO WORK HARD AS A TEAM PLAYER • COOPERATION, DIPLOMAC Y, AND TACT • ABILITY TO MULTI-TASK • ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS • STRONG WORK ETHIC AND COMPETITIVE NATURE • STRONG VERBAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS

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YO U ? R O F TE S E XC I D W O OPLE? E P Do CR N IO a PA S S e v a h Do you

Lo o k a ro u n d yo u . . . Careers in hospitality and tourism are found in a variety

Some careers begin through on-the-job-training while in high school, and others may combine on-the-job training

of places. Careers in the food industry may involve working

with formal education at a technical college. Management

directly with culinary staff, but they often involve working with

positions may require a bachelor’s degree. All careers in

the public. Golf pros or park rangers may work daily with small

hospitality and tourism are part of fast-paced environments

groups or individuals, while tour guides or hotel managers

and require stress tolerance, the ability to take direction, and

may work with hundreds of people.

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H O S P I TA L I T Y & TO U R I S M C A R E E R P R E S E N T E R S

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Sous Chef A sous chef reports to an executive chef and is the second in command within a professional kitchen. A sous chef is responsible for food preparation and managing and scheduling kitchen staff, ordering supplies, and planning the menu. Sous chefs can work in a variety of locations ranging from small restaurant kitchens to cruise ships. After successfully completing high school, some students use on-the-job training and hard work to move from entry level kitchen jobs to sous chef positions. Formal education and training through a culinary program prepare a sous chef in all needed areas and offer additional training in sanitation, cooking, and management. If a sous chef aspires to be a head chef, formal training and experience will help reach that goal.

C a r e e r s i n H o s p i t a l i t y a n d To u r i s m Occupation

Education Required

Salary Range

Assistant General Manager ....................................Bachelor’s Degree .................................................................................................$35,000 - $75,000 Bartender ......................................................................High School Diploma/OJT ................................................................................$17,000 - $37,000 Butcher ..........................................................................High School Diploma/OJT ................................................................................$19,000 - $31,000 Caterer and Catering Manager ..............................Associate Degree/Bachelor’s Degree ............................................................$40,000 - $60,000 Chef/Head Cook .........................................................Associate Degree/Technical ..............................................................................$40,000 - $90,000 Convention and Event Planner ..............................Associate Degree/Bachelor’s Degree ............................................................$30,000 - $80,000 Food Service Manager ..............................................Associate Degree/Bachelor’s Degree ............................................................$40,000 - $90,000 Front Desk Agent .......................................................High School Diploma........................................................................................ $23,000 to $30,000 Front Desk Manager .................................................Associate Degree/Bachelor’s Degree ............................................................$26,000 - $35,000 General Manager .......................................................Bachelor’s Degree ..............................................................................................$50,000 - $120,000 Golf Course Greens Keeper .....................................Technical Training .................................................................................................$17,000 - $55,000 Golf Pro ..........................................................................Bachelor’s Degree .................................................................................................$30,000 - $77,000 Housekeeper ...............................................................High School Diploma/OJT .................................................................................$20,000 - $29,000 Housekeeping Manager .........................................High School Diploma/OJT .................................................................................$28,000 - $65,000 Marketing Manager ..................................................Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................................................$55,000 - $100,000 Museum Director ......................................................Bachelor’s Degree ............................................................................................. $45,000 - $100,000 Park Ranger .................................................................Bachelor’s Degree ................................................................................................$38,000 - $90,000 Referee, Umpire, Official .........................................High School Diploma/OJT .................................................................................$17,000 - $50,000 Restaurant Manager .................................................Associate Degree/Bachelor’s Degree ............................................................$40,000 - $52,000 Sales/Marketing Manager .......................................Associate Degree/Bachelor’s Degree ..........................................................$35,000 - $100,000 Sous Chef.......................................................................Associate Degree/Bachelor’s Degree .............................................................$25,000 - $42,000 Spa Services Manager ...............................................Certificate/Associate Degree ..........................................................................$21,000 - $37,000

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