Career Engagement Team

Exploring Occupations


  • The following chart lists occupations which make use of certain Interest Themes and certain Work Activities. First locate an interest theme. Then locate a Work Activity. Then identify an occucpation you want to learn more about.

  • Click on an occupation you would like to explore. You will be taken to the ONET Summary Page for that occupation. Use the ONET Worksheet to answer important questions about the occupation. You can also search google to see many additional articles about occupations including those at Wikipedia and thebalance.com. Write a summary sheet for 3 occupations.

  • Click here to go to the Occupation Summary Sheet.


Interest Theme Work Activity Group Sample Occupations Current Career
Research Targets
Artistic- Innovation Strategizing
Objectives

*Instructional Designers
*Video Game Designers
*Public Relations Specialists
*Chefs
*Urban Planners
Artistic-Expression Thinking Creatively
*Fashion Designers
*Photographers
*Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers
*Music Composers and Arrangers
Artistic-Entertaining Performing for Public
*Actors
*Radio and Television Announcers
*Dancers
*Comedians
*Singers
Artistic-Design Laying Out
*Commercial Designers
*Display Builders
*Industrial/Product Designers
*Set/Exhibit Designers
*Interior Designers
Investigative-Sciences Getting
Information

*Astronomers
*Chemists
*Physicists
*Biologists
*Psychologists
Investigative-Information Updating,Using Knowledge
*Business Intelligence Analysts
*Librarians
*Database Architects
*Statisticians
*Actuaries
Investigative-Medical Specialties Analyzing
*Epidemiologists
*Anesthesiologists
*Obstetricians and Gynecologists
*Internists
*Surgeons
Investigative-
Engineering
Inspecting
*Energy Engineers
*Chemical Engineers
*Civil Engineers
*Materials Engineers
*Safety Engineers
Realistic-
Trades/Constructon
Performing Physically
*Plumbers
*Maintenance Mechanics
*Structural Iron Workers
*Electricians
*Cement Masons
Realistic-Manufacturing Monitoring Processes
*Robotics Techs/Engrs
*CNC Operators
*Mechanical Engerneering Techs
*Millwrights/Tool Setters
*Manufacturing Automation Designers
Realistic-Ecology/Farming Identifying
*Soil and Water Conservationists
*Energy Project Managers
*Sustainability Specialists
*Recycling and Reclamation Workers
*Farm and Ranch Managers
Realistic-Transportation Monitoring Resources
*Transportation Manager
*Transportation Engineers
*Distribution Managers
*Expeditors
*Warehouse Managers
Social - Human Services Establishing Relationships
*Substance Abuse Counselors
*Childcare Workers
*Equal Opportunity Officers
*Social Service Managers
*Clergy
Social - Education Interpreting
*Teachers Elementary School
*Special Education Teachers, Middle School
*Secondary School Teachers
*History Teachers, Postsecondary
*Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Social - Community Development Guiding/Motivating
*Urban Planners
*Online Community Managers
*Non Government Organization
*Marketing Managers
*Fund Raisers
Social-
Healthcare
Assisting, Caring
*Medical Assistants
*Health Educators
*Physical Therapists
*Registered Nurses
*Fitness Trainers
Enterprising-
Leadership
Guiding,
Motivating Others

*Chief Executives
*Regulatory Affairs Managers
*Treasurers and Controllers
*First-Line Supervisors of Production Workers
*Information Technology Project
Enterprising-
Commerce
Making Decisions
*Customer Service Representatives
*Online Merchants
*Wholesale and Retail Buyers
*Merchandise Displayers
*Purchasing Managers
Enterprising-
Sales
Influencing
*Sales Managers
*Sales Agents, Securities
*Retail Salespersons
*Driver/Sales Workers
*Sales Representatives
Enterprising-
Hospitality
Scheduling
*Lodge Managers
*Recreation Leaders
*Park Rangers
*Event Planners
*Travel Agents
Conventional-
Business Processes
Evaluating Compliance
*Logisticians
*Supply Chain Managers
*Loss Prevention Managers
*Transportation Managers
*Compliance Managers
Conventional-
Entreprenuership
Communication Outside
Organization

*Energy Brokers
*Insurance Sales Agents
*Travel Agents
*Talent Directors
*Real Estate Agents
Conventional-
Public Services
Coordination
*Government Investigators
*Judges
*Government Property Inspectors
*Eligibility Interviewers
*Emergency Management Directors
Conventional-Protective Services Estimating
*Security Managers
*Firefighters
*Police Dispatchers
*Police Patrol Officers


You have read about some occupations. Look at the occupations you selected and answer these questions:
You targeted some occupations for further research. Why did you select them? What will you gain from working in them?
What occupations did you not select because you did not think you had the talent or resources to pursue that track? Ask yourself if that is really true. What are some ways you could get involved dispite hurdles?





















Copyright 2017: Bill Gregory,Ed.D.