Career Research Using the Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Research Using the Occupational Outlook Handbook
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Have students research possible careers using the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a career resource published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Students will access the Handbook online to find information about their chosen careers.

The worksheet is two pages (front and back of one sheet). It includes a brief introduction to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, instructions, and eleven questions to answer about their careers. Students' answers will obviously vary widely, so I haven't included an answer key.

I use this as a one-day computer lab activity during the career unit of my high school Consumer Education course. This is the tenth year I have used it, so it is thoroughly classroom tested. One tip: once in a while a student will have a hard time finding the career they want. I've found that they can almost always solve that problem by searching for a slightly broader job title.

This could also be used as a homework assignment if students have access to the internet at home. Alternatively, they could be given an extended deadline, say a week, to give them time to get to a school computer lab or other public computer. This could also be easily adapted to use with a paper copy of the Handbook, which is almost certainly available in any school library or guidance office.
Total Pages
2 pages
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Not Included
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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