Career Ideas for Teens in Education and Training

Career Ideas for Teens in Education and Training

by Diane Lindsey Reeves, Kelly Gunzenhauser


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What's the most boring question adults ask teens? "So ... what do you want to be when you grow up?" If you're like many teens, your answer might be "I don't know!" It's natural to feel a bit overwhelmed when there are thousands of options available. But now is a great time to start discovering what's out there-as you go through high school and on to the next level.

Whatever your interests and abilities, there's a career out there with your name on it-something that will fulfill and excite you and provide a paycheck too! The Career Ideas for Teens series shows you the many opportunities available and includes questions and activities that will help you to discover your strengths and talents and find out which careers interest you. Among 10 key self-discovery questions asked are: "What Are Your Interests and Strengths?" "What Is Your Work Personality?" "Do You Have the Right Skills?" and "How Can You Find Out What a Career is Really Like?" Activities include the Work Interest Profiler, a test that reveals your work personality and which careers best fit your personality type. Each book contains at least 35 career profiles, each with a career description, relevant organizations and resources, and activity suggestions.

People of all ages require education and training-from students in kindergarten to adults pursuing professional education. With a large portion of today's education employees nearing retirement, the field should experience a significant number of openings in the years to come. Careers profiled in Career Ideas for Teens in Education and Training include: Audiologist, College and university faculty, Cooperative extension agent, Corporate trainer, Education attorney, English as a second language (ESL) instructor, Fitness trainer, Librarian, Preschool teacher, Public health educator, School nurse, Speech-language pathologist, And more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816082742
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2012
Series: Career Ideas for Teens Series
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Welcome to Your Future1
Section 1Discover You at Work5
Big Question #1Who Are You?6
Big Question #2What Are Your Interests and Strengths?9
Big Question #3What Are Your Work Values?12
Big Question #4What Is Your Work Personality?17
Section 2Explore Your Options31
Animal Trainer35
Career and Technical Education Instructor41
Career Counselor44
College Professor50
Cooperative Extension Agent53
Corporate Trainer56
Correctional Educator58
Education Attorney61
Elementary School Teacher64
English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor67
Environmental Educator69
Fitness Trainer72
Guidance Counselor75
Instructional Coordinator78
Library Technician83
Museum Educator85
Physical Education Teacher90
Preschool Teacher93
Public Health Educator98
School Media Specialist101
School Nurse103
School Psychologist105
School Social Worker107
Secondary School Teacher110
Service Animal Instructor112
Special Education Teacher115
Speech-Language Pathologist118
Student Affairs Officer121
Studio Animal Trainer124
Teacher of the Visually Impaired126
Big Question #5Do You Have the Right Skills?128
More Career Ideas in Education and Training131
Big Question #6Are You on the Right Path?133
Section 3Experiment with Success137
Big Question #7Who Knows What You Need to Know?139
Ask the Experts142
Big Question #8How Can You Find Out What a Career Is Really Like?158
Big Question #9How Do You Know When You've Made the Right Choice?164
Big Question #10What's Next?168
A Final Word171

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