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Comparing Careers!

Log in to Career Cruising. Underneath your name, click My EDP to view


your list of saved careers. (If you havent already saved at least three careers, go back to last weeks
lesson plans and follow the directions for saving careers to your EDP).

List your Top 3 Careers (from your EDP)


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1. Flight Attendant
2. Bank Teller
3. Federal Agent
Click on the first career on your list. Youll be directed to a page that lists
information about each career. Please note that, depending on the career,
some of the information might not be available/listed. If this is the case,
skip it and move on to the next step.
Career #1:
What are some of the Core Tasks involved with this job?
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Flight attendant

*prepare cabins by checking for emergency equipment, meals and snacks and
other supplies
*greet passengers,check tickets, help stow baggage, and aid those who need assistant
*instruct passengers what to do in emergencies
*prepare for takeoffs and landings by ensuring seatbelts are fastened and baggage is stowed
*In flight, serve meals and other refreshments

Why is this a job that is suitable for you?

I like this job because you can travel the world and go places. Also i like flying in airplanes.
I like helping people also because it makes me feel good. I also like being physically active and on my feet.
I like being responsible for other peoples safety or well being.

Describe this jobs Working Conditions.


*Employed by regional and national airlines, private air charters, and organizations that have corporate fleets
*Often spend time away from home
*The work is tiring and physically demanding
*Work 8 to 14-hour shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays
*Get between 10 and 15 days off a month to make up for long and irregular shifts
Although many people focus on the glamorous aspects of this profession (international
travel), there are other factors to consider. First, although you touch down in many exotic
places, you often stay for only short periods of time. Second, you spend a great deal of
time, including many nights, away from home. This can be especially difficult for those
with families. Finally, it is not a Monday to Friday, 9-to-5 job. Flights do not stop on
weekends or holidaysin fact, flight attendants are often busiest during these times

What are the earnings like for this job? (Whats the starting wage?
The median wage? Benefits?)
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25,000 to 80,000 a year or 100,000 a year. Mediuim wage is 35,000

Flight attendants receive extra compensation for night and international flights and for
increased hours. In addition, flight attendants and their immediate family members are
entitled to free or discounted fares on their own airline and reduced fares on most other
airlines.

What type of education do you need to get this job?


To become a flight attendant, the minimum educational requirement is a high
school diploma. However, many airlines prefer to hire candidates with a college degree and
some customer service experience. Post-secondary programs that provide some flight attendant
training can give you a competitive advantage during the application process.

What do people who do this job generally like about it? What do they
dislike about it? (To find this info, click photos and interviews on the gray sidebar.)
likes- I enjoy the travel and the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. I especially
enjoy flying to Europe where I am more likely to use my other languages.I like the flexibility and
variety of work schedules. Every day is different and Im always meeting new people with
different needs. I enjoy being exposed to different cultures and language.
Dislikes-I dont enjoy dealing with irate passengers. Many things can occur in a travel
experience that can cause frustration and anger. And its often the flight attendant who is left to
deal with an angry passenger who was mishandled in the airport (during check-in, through
security or customs, or even at the airport restaurant). The flight attendants spend most time
with the passengers and we are often expected to problem-solve regarding anything that may
have happened prior to boarding the plane.

Career #2: Bank Teller


What are some of the Core Tasks involved with this job?
*Explain to customers the various types of accounts and financial services offered
*Cash checks, accept deposits and process withdrawals, and take loan and bill payments
*Sell savings bonds and other financial products, and exchange foreign currency
*Use computers to record transactions and balance cash at the end of their shifts

Why is this a job that is suitable for you?

Because i like to handle money. Also i like to help people. I know it will probably be a
challenge because your responsible for a lot. But i also like working on computers and
thats something that
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Describe this jobs Working Conditions.


Bank tellers work for banks, trust companies, credit unions, and other financial institutions.
To serve customers better, many banks remain open on evenings and weekends.
This means that although most bank tellers work a regular Monday to Friday, 9-to-5 schedule
some work on weekends and evenings. Many bank tellers work part-time or peak time, which
means they work during the busiest hours, such as lunch time and weekend mornings.
Tellers are on their feet most of the day, doing many repetitive tasks with their hands, including
stamping checks, entering data into a computer, and using a calculator. Some days, such as
paydays for large companies, can be very hectic and busy, while other days may be slower.
There are few hazards to working in banks. Robberies are rare and most banks have thorough
safety precautions such as silent alarms, protective glass, and a security guard

What are the earnings like for this job? (Whats the starting wage?
The median wage? Benefits?)
Earnings for bank tellers depend on experience, employer, and location.
In general, annual income ranges from about $18,000 to $33,000 a year, though some
experienced tellers can make as much as $35,000 a year. Increases are based on performance
and seniority. The median income for all tellers is around $24,000 a year.

What type of education do you need to get this job?


All banks require their tellers to have at least a high school diploma. However, your chances of
getting a job are much better if you have some post-secondary education in a related field such
as economics, banking, or business.

What do people who do this job generally like about it? What do they
dislike about it? (To find this info, click photos and interviews on the gray sidebar.)
likes-One of the things I like most about working
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of the bank as a whole. Banks are large organizations that deal with everything from deposits and
withdrawals to trading stocks and bonds. If I am interested in learning about foreign currency, for
example, I have the opportunity to job-shadow someone in that area and learn about that aspect
of banking
dislikes-I like basically all aspects of my job as it exists now. However, I dislike the uncertainty of
not knowing how my job will change in the future. New technology and changes in current banking
procedures will undoubtedly significantly alter the way tellers do their job.
Also, difficult clients, which I rarely encounter, can at times make my job trying.

Compare and
contrast Careers #1 and #2:
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comparesactively on your feet
the hours they work
interacting with customers

contrastsflight attendant carries luggage


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bank tellers handle money
bank tellers dont travel the world

MY PICK: Between Careers #1 and #2, which is a better fit for you?
Why? (Please base this off MORE than JUST Tincome/earnings!)
flight attendant because Im more interested in that, you get to fly all around the
world, and you get payed more. Its a win-win. Being a bank teller isnt bad but i
just like the idea of being a flight attendant. How i want to live my life and how i
want to go about my career is being a flight attendant

Career #3: Federal Agent


What are some of the Core Tasks involved with this job?
*Duties depend on the agency
*FBI agents investigate violations of federal laws
*CIA agents collect information about foreign countries and their citizens
*Other agents investigate drug rings and smuggling, enforce immigration and customs laws
or make and break secret codes

Why is this a job that is suitable for you?

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Ive always wanted to be a police officer or in the law and order community.
i like obeying and giving instructions, Im interested in law, i like facing dangerous situations
i like traveling locally, l like be active and being my feet and i like coping with difficult people

Describe this jobs Working Conditions.


Federal agents are employed by government law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI or the
US Secret Service. Most agencies operate under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, the
Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, or another government department.
The CIA operates independently of a federal cabinet department.
Agents must be willing to accept positions anywhere in the US upon appointment. Many agencies
have field offices around the country, and some have overseas offices. Most agents work indoors in
office environments, but investigations may be conducted in a variety of locales.US Customs and
Border Protection officers work at airports and seaports across the country and along the Canadian
and Mexican borders. Some spend most of their working time outdoors

What are the earnings like for this job? (Whats the starting wage?
The median wage? Benefits?)
Base salaries for entry-level agents range from about $39,000 to $61,000 a year. However, agents
salaries generally also include locality pay (compensation for the cost-of-living differences among
regions). Locality pay rates range from 14% to about 35% of their base salary.
For example, the base salary for new FBI agents is a little more than $47,000 a year.
Agents who relocate to New York are entitled to locality pay equal to just under 29% of
their base salary, or around $13,600, which results in a salary of about $61,000 a year.

What type of education do you need to get this job?


high school diploma and bachelors degree 4years of college

What do people who do this job generally like about it? What do they
dislike about it? (To find this info, click photos and interviews on the gray sidebar.)
likes- There are so many things I really love about being an FBI agent, including the camaraderie
that I share with my fellow agents. We work very hard together. We work well together. And we
enjoy a bond that you dont see in many places.I also really enjoy bringing criminals to justice
so that it stops them from causing future crimes. And I really feel that I make a difference
in this world, which is something a lot of people cant say
dislikes- Some of the challenges I find being an FBI agent are things like the fact that we have
a mandatory retirement age. So we have to retire at the age of 57. Which may sound old but thats
actually the time when you really feel that everything is coming together. And your level of expertise is really high.
Its also extremely difficult for me to say goodbye to my friends that have all been transferred to
different parts of the world. Its like being in the military. Its very difficult.And also, theres a
great deal of paperwork involved in this job and that can be a challenge for anyone.

Compare and contrast Career #3 and Your


Pick
between Careers #1 and #2:
flight attendant and fedaral agent
compare- they both help people
they both try to keep everyone safe
they both need a high school diploma
contrast- a flight attendant flies on a plane
a Federal Agent rides in cop cars
a federal agent deals with paper work

MY PICK: Between Careers your first pick and Career #3, which is a
better fit for you? Why? (Please base this off MORE than JUST
income/earnings!)
i think im going to go with flight attendant because its whats best for me. You get to go all over the world and
you help people. When i go on planes, i like to watch them do their job and they are always so nice and they
act like the really like their job. The pay isnt so bad either :) I think its best for me!