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Career Vocabulary Words
Job Shadowing Experience
Each 7th grade student will be asked to participate in a job shadowing experience. I will be going into the classroom the week of October 19th - 23rd. to complete a career guidance lesson on job shadowing. At this time, all students will receive the job shadowing packet. We are asking all parent to help their child/children locate a suitable job shadowing site. This project is do on March 24, 2016. We are asking that your child complete this experience on a day that school is not in session. Thank you for your assistance in helping your child explore possible career choices.
Introduction to Career Clusters
Welcome to the Career Clusters Series Web site! The Career Clusters Series introduces you to the exciting range of careers available in today's world of work. You'll learn about all kinds of career possibilities, the knowledge and skills you'll need to succeed, and trends and technologies that are transforming the American workplace.
Career clusters are groups of similar occupations and industries. They were developed by the U.S. Department of Education as a way to organize career planning. To find out more about the career cluster program and get the latest information about the 16 career clusters, visit the States' Career Clusters initiative at www.careerclusters.org.
The Career Clusters Series workbooks will help you discover your interests and decide where you want your future to take you. So go ahead and start exploring! There is a big world of work out there, and it's waiting for you!
Career Vocabulary Words
CAREER VOCABULARY WORDS
Ability – something you can do well without taking lessons
Alumni – students who have graduated from a school
Application- a form you fill out to tell information about yourself
Apprentice – a person who learns the skill for a job while working on that job
Associate Degree – a two year degree usually earned at a technical or community college
Bachelor’s Degree – a four year degree earned at a four year liberal arts college
Benefits – things you earn in addition to wages such as: health insurance, vacation and sick leave
Career – all the education, training, and jobs you have during your entire life
Career Field – a group of occupations that are grouped because they are alike in several ways
Child Labor Laws – laws that protect children under 18 who work
College – a school you go to after high school and you earn a degree with a major
Coworkers – people you work with at a job
Degree – the award you receive when you complete the required course at a college
Doctoral Degree – four years of graduate studies after you have received your bachelor’s degree
Extracurricular Activities – activities are interest you have outside of school classes
Full Time – is when an employee works 40 hours in a week
Graduate School – is a school that awards advanced academic
Internship – when a high school or college helps a student set up a job with an employer usually starts before you leave that school and last a short period of time
Job Interview – a meeting between an employer and a person wanting a job
Job – the work a person does to get paid usually at one company
Liberal Arts College – a college with a primary emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences
License – a document that says you can so the work in a job, usually given when you complete a certain amount of college work and pass a state test
Major – the subject you choose to study in college
Master’s Degree – two years of graduate studies after you receive your bachelor’s degree
Minimum wages – the lowest amount of money that you can be paid for an hour’s work
Networking – asking people you know to help you find a job
Overtime – when you work more than 40 hours in a week
Portfolio – a tool used to show your best skills, interest, and talents
Profession – an occupation that requires you to get a lot of education and usually to be licensed
Resume a written summary of your education and work history
Retirement – when you leave a job because you are old enough or have enough money not to have work anymore
Salary – the money you are paid to do work for an employer
Scholarship – money a student is paid to attend school
Self – Employment – when you work for yourself rather than for other employers
Skills – something you can learn how to do
Social Security number – an I. D. number you get from the government to be used when you get a job
Transcript – an official copy of your grades for the courses you have taken
Technical College – are mostly geared towards the “technical” fields – computers, automotive, welding, medical, electrical, construction, ect
Community College – are geared for broad training in a wide variety of fields, technical and non-technical, but are shorter and more concentrated in the major that a 4 year college or university