Career Education: Career Research Using the Occupational Outlook Handbook
This activity is designed to encourage students to begin thinking about their futures. Students will research careers from among the more than 300 occupations listed in the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). Using the Internet students will locate the web site for the Occupational Outlook Handbook. The government publishes the Occupational Outlook Handbook in print and online every two years. It has information about careers, including job duties, necessary skills and training, salary ranges, and other information.
For this activity students will choose one career to research further and using the online Occupational Outlook Handbook record the information on this worksheet. Students will record information on
• What workers do on the job
• Work environment
• The education and training and other qualifications needed to enter the occupation
• Expected employment change and job prospects
• Similar occupations
*A scoring sheet out of 100 points is included.
Prior to doing the activity I usually demonstrate to students how to navigate through the web site and we also have a Practice Activity available in our store in which students practice researching a cashier in order to learn how to navigate through the site. The link is below.
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