The jobs you'll be eligible for will depend on the education and training you have. The more time you spend improving yourself and learning new skills, the further you can advance in your chosen field. On the other hand, education is also an investment, and the more time you spend getting an education, the more it will cost. It's important to balance possible increases in money you can with extra training against the money you must spend to get it.
Activity 1: What kind of career are you interested in pursuing? Use the OhioMeansJobs K-12 Career Cluster Inventory to match your interests to career fields and possible occupations. You do not need to log in, but it is strongly recommended that you sign into your OMJ, K12 backpack to track your progress.
Activity 2: One critical aspect of finances involves career choices. Go to INFOhio's Featured Items and select "College and Career Readiness". Look for the "Occupational Outlook Handbook" and follow the link to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Use it to explore the incomes for the three occupations that interest you.
Activity 3: Now that you have matched your interest to possible careers and research income, use the Ohio Department of Education's Career Connections web page to learn more about each career pathway that matches the three careers you selected.
Activity 4: Apply what you have learned from your career exploration by creating a poster or an infographic reflecting the information you gathered. Select one of the careers you explored from the Topic/Subtopic graphic organizer. Select one of the options below, ask your teacher which option they would prefer you complete.