ERIC Number: ED198330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Careers. Office Occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
"Exploring Careers" is a career education resource program, published in fifteen separate booklets, for junior high school-age students. It provides information about the world of work and offers its readers a way of learning about themselves and relating that information to career choices. The publications aim to build career awareness by means of occupational narratives, evaluative questions, activities, and career games grouped in fourteen occupational clusters. This third of the fifteen booklets, "Office Occupations," presents an overview of jobs which are performed in offices--clerical, technical, and professional. Narrative accounts focus on a bank officer, a planner, and a computer programmer/systems analyst, explaining what they do and how they prepared for their careers. Exploring sections relate the skills needed for these occupations to students' personal characteristics, and learning activities such as writing reports and visiting various types of offices are suggested. A Job Facts section explains nature and places of work, training and qualifications, and other information for thirty-three office occupations, grouped in occupational clusters of clerical, computer, banking, and administrative occupations. ("Exploring Careers" is also available as a single volume of fifteen chapters.) (KC)
Descriptors: Administration, Banking, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Clerical Occupations, Computer Science, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Office Occupations, Professional Occupations, Resource Materials, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Technical Occupations, Work Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
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