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IDT Career Research

Georgia College 411 - www.ga411.org

Career Cruising - http://public.careercruising.com/us/en/ DIRECTIONS (You must cite and compare information from at least two sources for this project) Research a career in IT or Computer Science using Internet sites, such as: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), individual states Departments of Employment Security, Salary.com, www.salary.com, www.careerbuilder.com, and FastWeb (www.fastweb.com). www.CareerCruising.com, College 411.


CAREER SEARCH (10 points)

Career of choice

Singer/Music Video Animator

inexpensive. I could see myself in the future pursuing this career and enjoying it. The achievement and independence required to succeed is also very appealing for me.

Why is this career of interest to I enjoy creating,editing and performing music. The entry -level wage is sufficient to adequately cover any bills and overheads .The training and education needed is little to none and fairly you?
(answer in a grammatically correct paragraph of at least 5 sentences.)

EDUCATION (40 points) What education do you need?

What kind of entry-level education (Write N/A if none is required.) will you need
1. College degree and major required
(Example: business degree, accounting major)

OR 2. Training and certification required (Example:

Network Training and certification)

1.Bachelor's degree in the Arts Major in Music 2.Animation,Interactive Technology,Video Graphics, and Special Effects,Voice training

How long will it take?...Number of

1. Years of postsecondary education (training after high school) required OR 2. Months in a certification/ training program
(Write N/A if none is required.)

Do you need a special certification?

1. Professional license/exam (MD, DDS, CPA) Or 2. Certification/exam (A+ or IEEE)
(Write N/A if none is required.)

Where will you get your education/training?

Undergraduate School Address Web address Graduate school
(Write N/A if none is required.)

Georgia Gwinnett College

1000 University Center Lane Lawrenceville, GA 30043


Address Web address List three SPECIFIC courses required for THIS career/field of education (do not include general education courses like basic math and history for example that are required for all students) 1. 2. 3.

How much will your education/training cost?

Undergraduate or Training Program - find the costs of each item and then calculate the total for each item Item Tuition # of credit hours per semester: ________ Average price per semester: $ ________ Room and board Miscellaneous/Other (this will cost approximately $1,000 to $1,500.00 per year, do some research on Career Cruising to estimate what some of the miscellaneous costs will be) Cost per Item per year Cost per year $ ________ $ __________ per year Books $ ________ /year Fees $ ________ /year Other $ ________ /year Total Cost # years of school Total cost for college $ __________ % of Total

$ __________ $ __________

$ _________


CAREER LADDER (50 points)

Entry-level position - this is where you start day 1 of your career Job title Average years of experience Major/degree/exams required Suggested qualifications for entry-level position Median-level position - this is where you will be after you have some experience Job title Average years of experience Major/degree/exams required Suggested qualifications for median-level position Advanced-level position - this is where you will be when you are closer to retirement Job title Average years of experience Major/degree/exams required Suggested qualifications for advanced-level position

Income Potential - how much money can you make?

Identify income potential using two Web sites, find what the salaries are Options include state employment sites, www.salary.com, www.fastweb.com, and www.bls.gov. Web site: __________________________________ Entry Level Median Level Advanced Level Web site: __________________________________ Entry Level Median Level Advanced Level Salary Estimate: $ __________ $ __________ $ __________ Salary Estimate: $ __________ $ __________ $ __________


Identify skills needed for the career

Identify three basic transferable skills necessary for this career on a routine basis. These are transferable skills needed by anyone in this field. 1 2 3

Identify three transferrable skills that YOU have that will make you a good candidate for this career. These are skills that allow you to work well with others, follow directions, and do the job. Do not repeat skills from the previous list. 1 2 3 Identify 10 daily or routine tasks for this career. Be specific. If necessary, use suggested Web sites to find tasks. (Examples for teaching careers: Grading papers, creating lesson plans) Task 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Additional Information
What are the typical work hours for this job? Time of day (check all that apply) Special circumstances (check all that apply) days



nights  on call 

flex hours  other

Identify five careers or jobs related to the career you researched that might be options if you decide to make a career change in the future. 1 2 3 4 5 What are the typical fringe benefits of the career? (for example - extra perks that apply to this field - like pilots who get free airfare) List as many as possible 1 2 3 4 5 What are some downsides to this career? List 3 to 5. (for example - odd shift times) 1 2 3 4 5