Counseling Assessment Week5

Counseling 145

Occupational Research Assignment (40 points possible)

Part 1: Choose one occupation you are currently interested in and research this occupation by using the following methods: Find at least TWO sources of written information (e.g. CaCareerCafe, Career Cruising, EUREKA, Occupational Outlook Handbook, O*Net.) that describe the job industry, the training, and educational requirements, the salary, the job outlook, and the working conditions of the career you have chosen. A comprehensive list of favorite links are available in the Syllabus menu tab under Getting Started Instructions and in the \”Fave Career Resources\” menu tab. You must use at least ONE of the recommended resources. Finally, do not, I repeat do NOT use Wikipedia or blogs since these are not considered academic sources or reliable forms of research.

Part 2: Evaluate all of the information you have gained and write a two-page paper that includes the following in your own wordsDO NOT just copy and paste the info from the Internet.

1.Occupation title

2.Description of the research you did
3.The online sources you used
4.Summary of what you found out about this particular occupation
5.Describe WHY this work appeals to you, or, if your research has dissuaded you from considering it, what has changed your mind?
6.What types of majors are required for your field of interest?
7.What educational level do you need?
8.Does this career fit your personality, skills, values, and interests? Please incorporate any results from previous week\’s activities. This should be the bulk or at least half of your of your paper.

*Respond to at least two other classmates to receive full credit for this assignment*

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PUT IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR INITIAL THREAD THE TITLE OF THE JOB/OCCUPATION/CAREER YOU RESEARCHED