Career Day
Career Scavenger Hunt

Try this activity before you come to Career Day.

Step 1: List the occupation that you want to research:

For this search you will be using the online version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Step 2: Go to the Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm

Step 3: To find out about a specific occupation, click on the "OOH Search/A-Z Index" link located in the upper right corner of the page and then enter the occupation's name in the "Search OOH" box.

Step 4: Type in your occupation to search, i.e. computer programmer, network administrator, accounting clerk.

Using the information you have found, answer the following questions:

  1. What is the occupational outlook for the career? Is it a growing field or are there going to be fewer jobs in the future?


  2. What and where are the opportunities for this career?


  3. What kind of educational preparation does this career require for entry?


  4. What technical skills does this career require? Be specific.


  5. What kind of experience is required for entry into this career?


  6. What is the salary range for this career?


  7. List two related occupations to your career.


  8. List one address to find additional information about your career.


  9. What level math skills does this career require, i.e. algebra, calculus? (HINT: you may have to find this answer in another place. Try asking someone in the occupation)


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