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What science career interests you?

Does it fit with your interests?

Research to discover a career that you will love.

EALR 3 Application ( APP )

Investigate professions in which science and technology are required so they can learn how the abilities they are developing in school are valued in the world of work


Step One: Gather Ideas and Find your Interests

List 10 to 15 activities and subjects that you really enjoy.

Decide whether each activity involves people, things, ideas, or data (numbers and figures), and write down your answers in the chart in the Gather Your Interests document. You will come back to this document later after researching and discovering your interests.

Take interest surveys:

Be sure you start these 

at the beginning of class

so you have time to finish the survey 

and record your results.

  • Check out Career Perfect Inventory: Click hereNext, note in which column you scored highest: A, B, C or D. If you have a tie between columns, note both. Choose the link below the inventory for more information about the results. You may want to take screenshots and rename them with "career_code_topic" for use later in your research.
  • Dig Deeper into your intersts with this link (it's archived, so the link may not work): My Career Interests  Take notes on the interest categories that fit you. Click on each area above the colored boxes--

--Read the hobbies and activities.  Look at possible jobs.  Choose and add to your "Gather your interests" document. You can click right on the jobs to go to  Step Two, below. You may want screenshots.


Another interest survey: Click here. Remember to take notes on the results -- and a screenshot for your files.

Another interest survey: Click here

What personality aptitudes fit you? 

Back to your Gather Your Interests document to add to the third column -- what are your aptitudes and interests?  

What jobs fit your personality and interests?

Now click the chart in your interest category to find science related jobs that fit you:  My Career Interests . Also look here .  As you discover jobs that fit your interests, add them to your Gather Your Interests document in the last column.

You now have a great idea of science jobs that fit you. 

Step Two: Look for possibilities that fit you!

Go to the link below. Read over the list of careers. Make a list of careers related to science that interests you.

Career Investigation: 

Choose one of the options:

Option One:
Learn about an occupation. Search in the search box at the top of the left navigation bar the science jobs you have discovered that fit your interests.

First, look at a few, then choose three that most fit you.

Use the Career Research Document (login and make a copy) to take notes based on the search at the "Learn about an occupation." site. The document follows the outline at that site.

Option Two:
You may also try this (Use this one if you choose from the colored box activity above)

Go to the Occupational Handbook to research those science jobs you chose  to gather information for your assignment.

Type in your occupation in the search bar at the top right of this page (search bls.gov)

Use the Alternative Career Research Document (login and make a copy) to take notes based on the Occupational Handbook site.

Look for:

    • Significant Points
    • Nature of the Work
      • Work environment
    • Training, other Qualifications, and Advancement
      • Education and training
      • Licensure (or "Licensure and certification" if a certification is required)
      • Other qualifications (or "Certification and other qualifications" if entry-level certifications exist)
      • Advancement (or "Certification and advancement" if voluntary certifications exist)
    • Employment
    • Job Outlook
      • Employment change
      • Job Prospects
    • Earnings
    • Related Occupations
    • Sources of Additional Information

Check √ the jobs that fit your interests:   Search here for training programs.

Step Three: Job Review: A Fit for You

Analyze the best choice for you.
Hypothesize how the job benefits you and your community.
Determine an issue related to your job.


Step Four: Analysis 

Explain your analysis of the best science job for you.
Plan how to obtain that job. 
Interview someone in that or a closely related field.
Explain "A Day in the Life of ________"
Prepare your presentation and conclusion
  1. about the job, the issue, your community, and you

Write a persuasive letter to a leader in the community about the need for this type of job or an issue related to it.


Step Five: Project Display

To love what you

do and feel that

it matters–

how could anything

be more fun?

-Katharine Graham

Research Documents

Step One:

Step Two:
Choose One:
Option One: Career Research Document (login and make a copy)
Option Two: Alternative Career Research Document (login and make a copy)

Step Three: Compare and Choose:

Step Four: Analyze, Evaluate, Present
Persuasive Letter (See Explore for more resources)

Step Five: Project Display

Step Five: Present

Subpages (1): Career Abstract