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Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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  • Students will identify the educational requirements and outlook for different careers. 
  • Students will identify the connection between educational preparation and wages. 
  • Students will learn about the Occupational Outlook Handbook site and its purpose 
  • Students will practice looking for what workers in a particular career do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects
  • Students will practice using the information they find on the Internet to research information about a career of their choice

 

 

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is an online career guidance resource that provides information on hundreds of occupations in the United States. OOH allows students to explore different aspects of occupations by clicking on the following tabs:

  • What workers do on the job
  • Work environment
  • Education, training, and other qualifications needed to enter the occupation
  • Pay
  • Projected employment change and job prospects from 2012 to 2022
  • Similar occupations
  • Contacts for more information
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Tutorial

How To Navigate the OOH Website

The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor is the most comprehensive resource for researching any career. Watch the video tutorial carefully to learn how to use the website effectively.

Source: YouTube

BLS Word Search

http://www.bls.gov/k12/content/games/wordsearch/wordsearch.htm

Directions:  Complete the BLS Word Search.  Then, take a screenshot of the finished word search. Save it to submit later. 

Hint:  You may use http://snag.gy/ to take a screenshot.

 

 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

My Voki Career Report

Save the pdf document, then upload it to http://www.pdfescape.com/ to type on it and complete it. Save the file to turn in later. You will choose a career from the Occupational Outlook Handbook that you are interested in pursuing and answer the questions based on the information from the website.

Hint: Watch the video tutorial on how to use pdfescape.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mlvDdYds7A

Full Screen

Source: Kimberly Christian

How To Use Voki.com

Watch the video tutorial on how to create and publish a voki. You will need to setup an account before you begin and share your voki when you are finished.

How To Setup An Account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0QYwhFlcqM
How To Share Your Voki: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLNnqc5f0UE

What Should Your Voki Say?
Your voki should speak 4-5 sentences about the career that you researched on the career report. You can use your own voice or a computer generated voice.

Source: YouTube

Voki Sample

Below is a sample of a Voki Avatar. Click the play button to listen!

Source: www.voki.com