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Know Your Personality Type
Your personality type can be a good indicator for a career choice. Here are 6 personality traits and some possible job choices.
- Are you a CREATOR (Artistic Type)?
You may wish to explore a career as a writer, photographer, artist, film director, journalist, English teacher, make-up artist, dancer, or musician.
- Are you a HELPER (Social Type)?
You may wish to explore a career as a nurse, doctor, customer service representative, guidance counselor, social worker, recreational therapist, police officer, or waiter/waitress.
- Are you a DOER (REalistic Type)?
You may wish to explore a career as a carpenter, electrician, park ranger, landscaper, laboratory technician, gym teacher or chef.
- Are you a PERSUADER (Enterprising Type)?
You may wish to explore a career as a politician, lawyer, corporate executive, real estate agent, salesperson, police chief or travel agent.
- Are you a THINKER (Investigative Type)?
You may wish to explore a career as a mathematician, scientist, laser technician, dentist, mechanic, IRS (tax) agent, insurance adjuster, computer repair technician, bank teller, or airplane pilot.
- Are you an ORGANIZER (Conventional Type)?
You may wish to explore a career as an accountant, adminstrator, pharmacist, data entry technician, medical records technician, librarian, or office assistant.
This content for this page was created by Mrs. Gaiewski, Teacher-Librarian, in collaboration with Mrs. Carnevale, Guidance Counselor.
Credit is given to The Indiviual Learning Plan packet for Cranston Public Schools, WAYTOGORI.ORG, Follett/Destiny Online Catalog.
Understand Your Assigment
During guidance class, you have been working on your Individual Learning Plan. You have completed a career self-assessment, explored your likes and dislikes, and reflected on your own personality traits to begin to focus on possible careers. Now it's time to find out what someone in that occupation does and what is needed for skills, education and training.
- Turn to page 17 of your Individual Learning Plan Packet and write your name and today's date.
- Fill in the TITLE OF YOUR JOB.
- Find 10 INTERESTING FACTS about your career using the online resources below.
- BE SURE TO identify the SOURCE OF INFORMATION
Don't forget to fill in the EDUCATION NEEDED and the AVERAGE STARTING SALARY.
- BOOK: title of the book, the author and copyright
- WEBSITE: title of the website, copyright date and date accessed
You're already familiar with the Way To Go RI website. Sign in with your USERNAME and PASSWORD and find information about the occupation that piques your interest!
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Click on the Career Exploration link below. Then click on a category that interests you to find career possibilities. Once you choose a career, click on the tabs along the top to find out about:
- WHAT THEY DO
- THE WORK ENVIRONMENT (where do they work)
- HOW TO BECOME ONE (education, training, licenses, and qualities a person should have to be successful)
- JOB PAY
- JOB OUTLOOK (how much are they needed in the future)
- SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS (jobs that use similar skills)
- MORE INFORMATION (places to go to find more information)
CAREER ONE STOP: Pathways to Career Success
Click on a CAREER CATEGORY to see a list of occupations. CHOOSE A CAREER, then SELECT OUR STATE, Rhode Island, to get information about your choice. Learn about the KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EDUCATION NEEDED. Explore the CAREER PAY, its FUTURE and RELATED CAREERS.
MY FUTURE : Careers and Military Careers
Click on Find a Career or Explore the Military at the bottom of the page. You will see Career Fields with many jobs listed underneath each field. You many also click on the link "See All ___" to see the entire list of jobs.
Click on the career that interests you. Once you choose a career, the page will have links to
- GENERAL INFORMATION
- EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- SALARY JOB GROWTH
Click on TODAY'S MILITARY below. You will find careers for enlisted service men and women as well as officers. Read about JOB RESPONSIBILITIES, individual STRENGTHS, EDUCATION and TRAINING.
Look at the toolbar near "TODAY'S MILITARY" and explore more information on
- ENTRY PROCESS
- SKILL TRAINING
- AFTER SERVING
- PROFILES (of military personnel in various careers)
- CAREER FAQS
Now explore the top toolbar and click on
*BEFORE SERVING to find out how to prepare for a career in the military including the ASVAB test, entrance requirements, Boot Camp, OCS, ROTC, and military schools.
*BENEFITS including Compensation, Education, and Training