When contemplating particular careers, occupations, and/or college majors, many people choose to investigate particular ones that are the most interesting. The following provides a way to organize the information that you find concerning your career and/or major. I’m sure that checking out the guidelines below will compel you to write up your own career-focused research report. 🙂
If you are interested in a particular college major and find that related information is lacking, then you might want to choose a career path that is typical for that particular major and do research for that career instead.
Before collecting references and resources pertaining to your career and/or major, think about the following questions:
- How and why did you come up with the career or major that you want to research further?
- How interested are you with this particular career/major? Have you already chosen this career/major or is it among several that you are interested in?
- How much do you already know about this particular career/major?
In researching your career/major, consider the following information:
- Work environment
- Skills and personal characteristics
- Related careers and occupations
- Necessary preparation
- Job outlook
- Professional associations
- Any additional pertinent information
Reflect on how any new pieces of information impact your current interest level for the career/major that you are researching. Ask yourself:
- Did you learn anything that further solidifies your interest level?
- Did you learn anything that concerns you?
Finally, identify what pieces of information you need to follow up on, if any.
Refer below for examples:
- Accounting and Finance Consultant
- Art Teacher
- Kindergarten Teacher
- Merchandise Product Development
- Physical Therapist
- Private School Teacher
- Registered Nurse
- Respiratory Therapist
- Sound Engineer
- Speech Therapist