Use the resources below to investigate three occupations in the education and family service industry.

Online School Teacher:

Watch a video and read an online career profile.
Resources:
Online School Teacher Video (2.48 minutes)
http://study.com/videos/Distance_Learning_Teacher_Video_Educational_Requirements_for_Teaching_Over_the_Internet.html
Online Profile (1 minute)
http://study.com/online_teaching_positions.html

Key job responsibilities:
Required skills:
Work environment:
Required education:

Social Worker: Watch two videos.

Resources:
Medical and Public Health Social Workers—Career Profile (1.29 minutes)
http://study.com/videos/Social_Worker_Video_Career_Options_in_Social_Work.html
Career Profile—Social Work (1.35 minutes)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wpyjq_family-and-school-social-worker-career-overview_school
Key job responsibilities:
Required skills:
Work environment:

Required education:


Library Technician: Read two online career profiles.


Resources:
Online Occupational Outlook Handbook Profile (3 minutes)
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/library-technicians-and-assistants.htm
Digital Archivist/Librarian (2 minutes)
http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2011/07/what-skills-does-a-digital-archivist-or-librarian-need/

Key job responsibilities:

Required skills:

Work environment:

Required education:

Compare the tasks and skills related to the three occupations you investigated.

  1. How are they alike?
  2. How are they different?
  3. What would your work time be like in each of these occupations (weekend work, predictable schedule, etc.)?
  4. What other things could you say about occupations in the family and education industries?
  5. Do any of these occupations interest you? Why or why not?

Write Interview Questions

You are the director of a large city’s Department of Health, and you are tasked with hiring a social worker who will be in charge of a new program of working with teenagers.
Write 5 interview questions to ask a candidate to find out if he or she is qualified for the job. (Be sure your questions show your knowledge of the position.)


Use Google Docs to record your work.