Career Exploration (CTE)


The students will explore careers by occupational categories using the Occupational Outlook Handbook and research a specific career that is of interest to them. Then the student will write in their own words about the career using a word processing program.


In this lesson, the teacher will ask if the students have thought about the future in terms of career and lifestyle. Students will be introduced to Occupational Categories in the website of the Occupational Outlook Handbook. They will select a career and research what tasks are performed in that field, what education and experience is needed, the average salary and projected job growth. Then they will restate the information in a word processing document and make it look attractive and carefully proofread. This information will be used as content in a website they will design and develop.

Lesson Times

One Block or Two Classes
90 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Business and Finance Business and Finance
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
K-12 Subjects
  • Technology Education
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (2)
California's 2013 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Research a career for the scope of the tasks, required education and experience. and working environment.
  • Determine future job growth for this career
  • Use web-based technology to explore and restate career information
  • Evaluate the career to help determine if it is right for that student
  • Prepare a summary of the information using a word processing program

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