After completing a questionnaire on the O*NET website and being presented with the possible occupations I might be interested in, I have chosen the options of the childcare worker and the lawyer. I am interested in becoming a childcare worker because I enjoy caring for children and providing them with the support they need. I also consider becoming a lawyer because such a career can enable me to help people in need. The childcare worker career requires only a high-school diploma, yet extensive knowledge and skills are still a must (“Childcare workers,” n.d.). At the same time, lawyers need to have a graduate school education and a Juris Doctor degree (“Lawyers,” n.d.). In terms of the employment outlook, childcare workers have average opportunities in Florida, yet nationwide such professionals are very likely to remain relevant. As for lawyers, they also have average employment opportunities in Florida while, according to the national outlook, they are likely to have job prospects in the future. The average salary for childcare workers in Florida is $25,460, while the average salary in the state for lawyers is $126,930.
The results of the career assessment did not surprise me since I have always been drawn to the two aforementioned careers. On the one hand, I have the skills to establish effective communication with children and like to do it. On the other hand, I also enjoy challenges and helping others and a career as a lawyer can enable me to realize both of these inclinations of mine simultaneously. Therefore, the career assessment results completely coincided with my interests and initial expectations. The information provided by the O*NET website showed that to become a childcare worker one did not need any advanced education which makes it possible to combine with other activities. Therefore, my career goal is to be able to balance my work as a lawyer and a childcare worker.
Childcare workers. (n.d.). My Next Move. Web.
Lawyers. (n.d.). My Next Move. Web.