Exploring Careers

Posted on February 13, 2010 in college by larryferlazzo

We have been exploring potential careers this year, and will be going on a field trip to the University of California-Davis in April.

You are going to use this post for at least two Fridays, and maybe longer. You should leave comments three separate times because there are three assignments:

1) As part of that exploration, please do the assessments at Career Zone California. There are three of them. Write in the comments section at least three things you learn from them. Completing these assessments will take you at least one class period.

2) After you complete the assessments, go to California Reality Check to learn how much money you will need to earn the live the kind of lifestyle you want. Write in the comments at least three things you learn from this exercise.

3) After you complete that part, please revisit California Career Zone. You used this site earlier in the year to research possible jobs you might be interested in. Investigate more careers to see if you still are interested in the same jobs you were a few months ago, or in different ones. Keep in mind the things you have learned from the career assessments and from California Reality Check. Write in the comments section at least three things you learn from doing this research.




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  1.   Hunt32Colleen said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 11:02 am     

    Make your own life more simple take the personal loans and all you require.

  2.   dejianai b. said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 5:59 pm     

    Some people think that simple sounding jobs are easy to get, but even though they sound easy, you have to have certain things to apply for them.. For example an actor seems like an easy job for some, but I learned that you have to have your high school diploma sometimes to get to be an actress… So just because you think that in the future it will be easy to get a job, make sure you finish high school because you may need your diploma for your future plans..

  3.   Meuy said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 6:00 pm     

    (1)Athletes and State competitors average annual wages are $18,284 for entry level workers.
    (2)Marketing managers average annual wages are $153,710 for experienced workers
    (3)Being Coaches and Scouts may require a master’s degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

  4.   tom moua said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 6:03 pm     

    (1)Athletes and State competitors average annual wages are $18,284 for entry level workers.
    (2)Marketing managers average annual wages are $153,710 for experienced workers
    (3)Being Coaches and Scouts may require a master’s degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

  5.   houa said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 6:05 pm     

    1.$41,410 for experience worker
    2. require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate’s degree. Some may require a bachelor’s degree.
    3.to know the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

  6.   Diego said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 6:06 pm     

    1. film and video editors new employees make $30,312 and and $97,336 for experienced workers
    2.i learned that i like investigating things and that psychologist make less money then movie and film and video editors
    3.actors need to have an artistic abilities
    and they need to preform funny and serious things depending on the movie, show …

  7.   Felipe said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 6:08 pm     

    To become a computer programmer you need to have Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
    Most of these occupations require a four – year bachelor’s degree, but some do not.
    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training. To become a actor you need the following skillz: Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
    Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    Learning Strategies – Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

  8.   Rudy said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 6:42 pm     

    1. film and video editors new employees make $30,312 and and $97,336 for experienced workers
    2. Marketing managers average annual wages are $153,710 for experienced worker
    3.actors need to have an artistic abilities

  9.   leslie saechao said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 6:45 pm     

    (1)Athletes and State competitors average annual wages are $18,284 for entry level workers.
    (2)Marketing managers average annual wages are $153,710 for experienced workers
    (3) In order to be a couch or spout u have to have ur master degree and some require ur Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

  10.   Dshaune F. said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 6:57 pm     

    1)Athletes and State competitors average annual wages are $18,284 for entry level workers.
    2)to know the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
    3)actors need to have an artistic abilities

  11.   Payingl. said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 6:58 pm     

    [1.]Wages
    In 2007, the California average annual wage was:

    $138,974 for entry level workers, and $NaN for experienced workers.
    [2.] (pediatricians) Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
    A bachelor’s degree is the minimum formal education required for these occupations. However, many also require graduate school. For example, they may require a master’s degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
    [3.] (Psychiatrists) Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
    A bachelor’s degree is the minimum formal education required for these occupations. However, many also require graduate school. For example, they may require a master’s degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

  12.   Sheryl said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 7:00 pm     

    1.Natural Sciences Managers- 2006, there were approximately 7,200 people employed
    2. Pediatrics-Treat children who have illnesses and health problems. And may require a master’s degree, and a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.
    3. Photographers- make 17,985 and $47,367 for experienced

  13.   TiNA said,

    on February 26th, 2010 at 7:05 pm     

    1.In 2007, the California average annual wage for nursery workers was:
    $15,794 for entry level workers, and $18,537 for experienced workers.
    2.I learned that Im more interested in Enterprising.
    3.I learned that my top two work values in order of importance are:
    -Achievement
    -Independence

  14.   xong vue said,

    on February 27th, 2010 at 3:10 pm     

    1) Psychologist make less money than movie and film and video editors.
    2)To be a couch or scout you have to have your master degree and some require of your Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
    3)Marketing managers average annual wages are $153,710 for experienced workers.

  15.   Johns33Rene said,

    on March 4th, 2010 at 12:42 pm     

    Some specialists say that loan help people to live the way they want, because they can feel free to buy necessary goods. Furthermore, a lot of banks give collateral loan for young and old people.

  16.   Tommy Vue said,

    on March 5th, 2010 at 4:53 pm     

    1. you get pay $41,000 for being a experienced worker
    2.managers average annual wages are $153,710 for experienced worker
    3.film and video editors new employees make $30,312

  17.   Diego said,

    on March 5th, 2010 at 5:02 pm     

    1)i learned that in different places you will have to pay more or less
    2)i learned that people actually dont mind living with their parentsand their parents dont make them pay for things.
    3)i learned that a house in sacramento with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms is $1,550.00.

  18.   ker said,

    on March 5th, 2010 at 5:05 pm     

    1. $175,986 for experienced workers.
    2.pharacists need master’s degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
    3.It’s estimate that in 2016 there will be 30,000 employed in CA.

  19.   Diego said,

    on March 5th, 2010 at 5:12 pm     

    1)i learned that modeling is simmilar to acting and art
    2)experienced lawyers make 166,467 and their skills are:
    -Reading Comprehension
    -Writing
    -Critical Thinking
    -Active Listening
    -Speaking
    3) gaming managers make $44,072 for entry level workers, and $89,794 for experienced workers.

  20.   lawrence said,

    on March 5th, 2010 at 5:16 pm     

    1. I learn to be a lawyer going to a university can help you and graduate faster.

    2. A lawyer makes about $77,968 dollars a year.

  21.   ker said,

    on March 5th, 2010 at 5:20 pm     

    1. I learned that in Sacramento college food cost $350.00.
    2.Health care cost $459.00. In your monthly expenese.
    3.I think every college
    u go to is expenses about food and health care.

  22.   Houa L , said,

    on March 5th, 2010 at 5:20 pm     

    wow!!! it show more thing than i have to go fine it….this was thing that i need to know about how i spent money each year…..
    It have all the perfect job to work on…..i would like to find me a job like this….

  23.   Eric said,

    on March 5th, 2010 at 6:45 pm     

    1.In 2007, the California average annual wage for nursery workers was:
    $15,794 for entry level workers, and $18,537 for experienced workers.
    2.I learned that Im more interested in Enterprising.
    3.I learned that my top two work values in order of importance are:
    -Achievement
    -Independence

  24.   Celina said,

    on March 5th, 2010 at 6:58 pm     

    1. I Learned Architects In 2007, The California Average Annual Wage Was , $51,951 For Entry Level Workers, And $91,028 For Experienced Workers .
    2.I Learned That I’m More Interested In Artistic Occupations.
    3.I Also Learned That You Would Have A Lot Of Knowledge’s Like :
    -Design
    -Mathematics .

  25.   $ulia* said,

    on March 5th, 2010 at 6:59 pm     

    In most cases of finding a job, may seem easy. For example The Art Industry. Art: as in Make-Up&Hair, Filming&Video Industry, or maybe even being a Musician takes a lot of educating. Most jobs recommend that you have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. This is very interesting because, i never realized the importance of having an education and how it can effect my future in jobs, and many more that can help me become a successful independent person. $TART N0W!

  26.   payingl. said,

    on March 5th, 2010 at 7:09 pm     

    1.$41,410 for experience worker
    2. require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate’s degree. Some may require a bachelor’s degree.
    3.to know the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

  27.   xong vue said,

    on March 6th, 2010 at 6:01 pm     

    1. $41,410 for experience worker
    2. I learned that in Sacramento college food cost $350.00.
    3. A lawyer makes about $77,968 dollars a year.

  28.   sherylkumar said,

    on March 7th, 2010 at 5:07 pm     

    1. I learned buying a basic economy auto will allow you to have new reliable transportation.
    2. Private detectives and investigators monthly income is 2,265.94
    3. Pediatricians: need 4 years of college, concentrating on science, biology, etc.

  29.   souaxee said,

    on March 12th, 2010 at 6:53 pm     

    1. $41,410 for experience worker
    2. I learned that in Sacramento college food cost $350.00.
    3. A lawyer makes about $77,968 dollars a year.

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