1. Go to a search engine and search for “occupational outlook handbook” and then click on the link to take you to the site. This is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. Read the instructions on the web page on how to find career information, and fill out the following table from information at this site.
TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
MEDIAN (AVERAGE) EARNINGS RANGE
Computer programmers write code to create software programs. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.
$74,280 per year/$35.71 per hour
Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and taxes are paid properly and on time
$63,550 per year/$30.55 per hour
Roofers repair and install the roofs of building using a variety of materials, including shingle, asphalt, and metal
Less than high school, moderate term on the job training
$35,290 per year/$16.97 per hour
Dental assistants have many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.
Postsecondary non-degree award
$34,500 per year/$16.59 per hour
A career you are interested in: Architectural and Engineering Managers
Architectural and engineering managers plan, coordinate, and direct activities in architectural and engineering companies.
$124,870 per year/$60.03 per hour
A career you are interested in: Physicians and Surgeons
Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare.
Doctoral or professional degree
$187,200 per year/$90.00 per hour
2. Go to www.monster.com. This is a site where you can find job openings in the United States. Find at least 2 job openings for each of the 2 careers you are interested in (from table above). If you can’t find any at Monster you can also go to www.hotjobs.com or search for another site where you can find job openings.
Salary (if given)
Alliant TechSystems, Inc. (ATK) - PROD
South Jordan UT
•BA/BS Degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science or…