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Educational Paths. Lesson Overview. The advantages of pursuing a higher education Jobs associated with educational tracks Earning potential of college-educated professionals How to pursue an education-oriented career. Lesson Objectives. Describe the benefits of a higher education - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Educational Paths

  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3Lesson OverviewThe advantages of pursuing a higher educationJobs associated with educational tracksEarning potential of college-educated professionalsHow to pursue an education-oriented career

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3Lesson ObjectivesDescribe the benefits of a higher educationRecognize job classifications that are commonly associated with a college educationDescribe the Occupational Outlook HandbookIdentify the earning potential for different types of education-based careersRecognize major areas of study in colleges and universitiesDescribe summer internship programs

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3Quick WriteWhy do you think it makes a difference whether or not you get a college education?

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3Advantages of Higher EducationWill open more possibilities and choices than you imagined possibleHave a great timeMeet people and make life-long friendsEarn more moneyPhoto courtesy of Comstock Images

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3Greater Career OpportunitiesWhite-collar jobRequires a degreeInvolves work in officesHas conveniences such as; computers, on-site child care, consistent work hoursRetirement/pension plansPaid vacations

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3VersusBlue-collar job Doesnt require a degree

    Outdoor work

    Construction jobs

    Mining jobs

    Working in factories/warehouses

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3 Four-Year Colleges/UniversitiesObtain a college degree

    Provide courses in a wide variety of subjects, both theoretical and practical

    Place you in internshipsPhoto courtesy of Comstock Images

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3How to Get Information on Colleges and UniversitiesVisit your local libraryTalk with your guidance counselorContact individual collegesVisit college websiteswww.ed.gov/students/landing.jhtml?src=pn

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3Junior/Community CollegesAssociate degrees/training certificates

    Less expensive than four-year colleges

    Accommodate part-time students

    Open-admissions policy

    Continuing and adult education

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3Careers that Require a Four-Year DegreeAccountantBusiness executiveDoctor or dentistComputer analystEngineerFinancial managerTeacherLawyerMilitary officerRehabilitation counselorScientistSales managerSocial workerEnvironmental manager

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3 Careers that Require a Two-Year Degree Auto mechanicBarberBroadcast technicianComputer support specialistCosmetologistDental hygienistElectrician

    Medical records/health information technicianPlumberRegistered nurseVeterinary technologistWelder

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3The Occupational Outlook Handbookhttp://www.bls.gov/oco/Training and education you need for specific jobsEarning potentialJob prospectsTypical job activities/responsibilitiesWorking conditions

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3Earning PotentialChart data available http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/oct/wk3/art04.htm

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3Earning PotentialSalary information courtesy of http://www.aauw.org/research/paygapperceptions_April05.pdf

    Average Annual Salaries of Recent Bachelors Degree Recipients Employed Full-Time One Year After GraduationMenWomenEarnings RatioAll graduates$39,400$32,60083%Business$42,300$39,00092%Education$29,600$28,10095%Engineering, math, and science $45,200$34,20076%Health vocation, technical, and Professional$38,100$34,30090%Humanities and social science$34,600$29,40085%

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3Lifetime Earning PotentialAccording to the US Census Bureau:High school graduates earn average $1.2 million Associate degree holders earn average $1.6 millionBachelors degree holders earn average $2.1 million

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3 Summer Internship ProgramsLearn details about a job

    Get practice doing the job

    Make valuable contacts

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3ReviewA higher education will open more possibilities than you even imagined

    Higher education is often a necessity if you want to earn a better living and make more money

    If you decide to pursue higher education, start by choosing a college for your undergraduate education

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3Review Questions

    CPS Questions(9-10)

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3SummaryThe advantages of pursuing a higher educationJobs associated with educational tracksEarning potential of college-educated professionalsHow to pursue an education-oriented career

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  • Chapter 2, Lesson 3NextToday weve learned about what a higher education can do for you and your future

    Next well learn about planning your finances, and how to create a budgetPhoto courtesy of Clipart.com

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