The “Guess my occupation” activity helps students to learn more about various occupations that may interest them based on the job duties required for that job, and helps children to identify different occupations based on the job duties. Students may use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Career Exploration webpage to learn more about various careers. Students also may use the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) as a resource to learn more about necessary skills needed to work in these occupations.
Students will accomplish the following:
Approximately 30 minutes
Students will need:
a writing utensil to take notes or fill out a printed version of the activity
Using a printed version of the “Guess my occupation” activity document, have the students:
Review the job duties and the pictures of people who appear to perform those occupations.
Match the worker who represents the job description for each occupation.
Students can write down the letter that corresponds to the correct job description under each occupational image.
At the conclusion of the activity, students should be able to:
The Teacher's Guide lists resources to help teachers develop a career curriculum for their classrooms. The BLS Career Resource Guide can help students explore careers that students and teachers can use to find career information.
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.