ERIC Number: ED198336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Careers. Scientific and Technical 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 ninth of the series, "Scientific and Technical Occupations," presents an overview of jobs in science, such as engineers, technicians, and meteorologists. Narrative accounts focus on a biochemist, an electrical engineer, and a broadcast technician, describing what they do and how they prepared for their careers. Exploring sections relate skills needed for these occupations to students' personal characteristics, and learning activities such as inviting a chemist to speak to the class and becoming a ham radio operator are suggested. A Job Facts section lists nature and places of work, training and qualifications, and other information for twenty-eight scientific and technical occupations, grouped into occupational clusters of life science, physical science, environmental science, mathematics, engineering, and technician occupations. ("Exploring Careers also is available as a single volume of fifteen chapters.) (KC)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Broadcast Industry, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Engineers, Environmental Research, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Mathematicians, Occupational Information, Physical Sciences, Resource Materials, Science Careers, Scientists, 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.