Write Your Own Career Research Report

ResourcesWhen 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.

Guidelines

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:

  • Description
  • Work environment
  • Skills and personal characteristics
  • Related careers and occupations
  • Necessary preparation
  • Job outlook
  • Earnings
  • 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:

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