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Research Activity: Career Week

Occupation #1

Name: _________________________

Entry-Level Education

Software Developers
$93,350 per year
$44.88 per hour
Bachelors degree

On-the-Job Training

None

Number of Jobs, 2012

1,018,000

Job Outlook, 2012-22


Employment Change,
2012 - 2020

22% (Much faster than average)

2012 Median Pay

222,600

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occupation

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Education
Licenses,
Certifications, and
Registrations
Important Qualities
(only what is bold)

Analyze users needs, then design, test, and develop


software to meet those needs
Recommend software upgrades for customers
existing programs and systems
Design each piece of the application or system and
plan how the pieces will work together
Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as
flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write
the software code
Ensure that the software continues to function
normally through software maintenance and testing
Document every aspect of the application or system
as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
Collaborate with other computer specialists to
create optimum software
Education= Need a bachelors degree, typically in
computer science, software engineering, or a
related field

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations= has


none of these things

Important Qualities (only what is bold)=


Analytical skills, Communication skills, Computer
skills, Creativity, Customer-service skills, Detail
oriented, Interpersonal skills, Problem-solving
skills

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Research Activity: Career Week

Name: _________________________

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What is the median
annual pay for this
occupation?

The median annual pay for Software developers


$90,060.

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Employment, 2012
Projected
Employment, 2022
Change in Percent
Change in Numbers
(Numeric)

Occupation #2

Athletes and Sports Competitors

2012 Median Pay

$40,060 per year

Entry-Level Education

High school diploma or equivalent

On-the-Job Training

Long-term

Number of Jobs, 2012

14,900

Job Outlook, 2012-22

7% (slower than average)

Employment Change,
2012 - 2020
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occupation

1,000

Employment, 2012: 1,018,000


Projected Employment, 2022: 1,240,600
Change in Percent: 22%
Change in Numbers (Numeric): 222,600

Practice to develop and improve their skills


Maintain the equipment they use in their sport in
good condition
Stay in the best physical condition by training,
exercising, and following special diets
Take instructions from coaches and other sports
staff during games regarding strategy and tactics
Obey the rules of the sport during competitions and
games
Assess how they did after each event and identify
their strengths and weaknesses

Norris, 2015

Research Activity: Career Week


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Become One
List:
Education
Licenses,
Certifications, and
Registrations
Important Qualities
(only what is bold)

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What is the median
annual pay for this
occupation?
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List:
Employment, 2012
Projected
Employment, 2022
Change in Percent
Change in Numbers
(Numeric)
Occupation #3

Name: _________________________

Education= A high school diploma or equivalent

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations= some


sports and localities require athletes and sports
competitors to be licensed or certified to practice.
For example. In drag racing, drivers need to be
licensed to compete in the various drag racing
series. The governing body of the sport may
revoke licenses and suspend participants who do
not meet the required performance or training. In
addition, athletes may have their licenses or
certification suspended for inappropriate activity.

Important Qualities (only what is bold)=


Athleticism, Concentration, Decision-making
skills, Dedication, Hand-eye coordination,
Stamina, Teamwork

The median annual pay for athletes and competitors


is $40,060.

Employment, 2012: 14,900


Projected Employment, 2022: 15,900
Change in Percent: 7%
Change in Numbers (Numeric): 1,000

Multimedia Artists and Animators

Entry-Level Education

$61,370 per year


$29.50 per hour
Bachelors degree

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term-on-the-job training

2012 Median Pay

Norris, 2015

Research Activity: Career Week

Name: _________________________

Number of Jobs, 2012

68,900

Job Outlook, 2012-22

6% (Slower than average)

Employment Change,
2012 - 2020
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occupation

4,300

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Education
Licenses,
Certifications, and
Registrations
Important Qualities
(only what is bold)

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What is the median
annual pay for this
occupation?

Create graphics and animation using computer


programs and illustrations
Work with a team of animators and artists to create
a movie, game, or visual effect
Research upcoming projects to help create realistic
designs or animations
Develop storyboards that map out key scenes in
animations
Edit animations and effects on the basis of feedback
from directors, other animators. Game designers, or
clients
Meet with clients, other animators, games
designers, directors, and other staff (which may
include actors) to review deadlines and
development timelines
Education= typically a bachelors degree, and
they look for workers who have a good portfolio
of work and strong technical skills. Usually need
a bachelors degree in fine art, computer
graphics, animation, or a related field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations=Has


none of these things

Important Qualities (only what is bold)= Artistic


talent, communication skills, computer skills,
creativity, Time-management skills

The median annual pay is $61,370

Norris, 2015

Research Activity: Career Week


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List:
Employment, 2012
Projected
Employment, 2022
Change in Percent
Change in Numbers
(Numeric)

Name: _________________________

Employment, 2012: 68,900


Projected Employment, 2022: 73,200
Change in Percent: 6%
Change in Numbers (Numeric): 4,300

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