The “Choosing a career” activity helps students to learn more about various occupations that may interest them. This activity guides the student through the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), online at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/, to learn more about necessary skills, job outlook, pay, and much more.
Students will accomplish the following:
Approximately 2 hours
Students will need
Share the “Choosing a career” activity document with the students. Have them review the questions presented in the “Activity” section and select an occupation to research. Ask the students to browse the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) to research the questions and report their responses either in written or electronic format.
At the conclusion of the activity, students should be able to
You may visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) https://www.bls.gov/ooh to browse the available profiles and information. The Teacher’s Guide https://www.bls.gov/ooh/about/teachers-guide.htm lists resources to help you develop a career curriculum for your classrooms. For more classroom materials, visit the Council for Economics Education http://www.councilforeconed.org/ and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://www.stlouisfed.org/education/.
If you have any questions about this K-12 activity, or would like to provide feedback, please contact the BLS Division of Information and Marketing Services at 202-691-5200, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Modified Date: June 21, 2018