Selecting a Career When choosing a career you need to think about your personality, interests, and skills. Your personality is how you like to get things done. Do you like to be realistic with hands-on problems and solutions, or do like to be artistic and expressive? What are your interests? What are you good at doing? Take a few minutes and brain storm words or draw pictures that describe you in each of these categories. Personality: Interests: Skills: Occupational Personality Traits: Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. Many of the occupations require working outside with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and can be done without following a clear set of rules. Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others. Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. Select the top three occupational personality traits that describe you. 1. ________________2._________________3.__________________ Use a computer to find a list of careers to select… Go to Pacareerzone.com Click on Assess Yourself Click on Quick Assessment – Select your three personality traits Look through the list and see what occupation you would like. Click on that occupation and answer the following questions… 1. Name of the career and a brief description. Click on results. do you need to work in this career? What would you 2. What type ofview education major in college? 3.List two skills that you have that would make you a good candidate for this job. For example, “I am a good listener and this career requires listening to people.” 4.Describe one task you would perform at this job. 5.What is the average annual wage? 6.What is the entry level wage? (***this is the number that you will use for this unit of study***) Challenge Yourself: Prove how the skills you are learning in FCS apply to the skills you will need for this career. Use specific examples.