Career Choices and Opportunities

The student will demonstrate knowledge of career opportunities by:

a) identifying talents, interests, and aspirations that influence career choice;
b) identifying attitudes and behaviors that strengthen the individual work ethic and promote career success;
c) identifying skills and education that careers require;
d) examining the impact of technological change on career opportunities.

What is the role of self-assessment in career planning?

An awareness of individual talents, interests, and aspirations is needed to select a career.
Career planning starts with self-assessment.

What is the role of work ethic in determining career success?

Attitudes and behaviors that support a strong work ethic enhance career success.
Employers seek employees who demonstrate the attitudes and behaviors of a strong work ethic.

What is the relationship between skills, education, and income?

There is a correlation between skills, education, and income.
Higher skill(s) and/or education level(s) generally lead to higher incomes.
Supply and demand also influence job income.

What influence do advances in technology have on the workplace?

Changes in technology influence the abilities, skills, and education needed in the marketplace.
Employers seek individuals who have kept pace with technological change/skills.
Technological advancements create new jobs in the workplace.