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By: Christopher Burse

Mr. Piccalo 5th Hour

My Top three careers

Professional Athlete
Physical Therapy

My #1 Career: Professional


Professional athletesare performers or

entertainers. In this way, they are a lot like
actors and musicians. They must perform well
in each game or risk losing. If they don't play
well, they won't last long.
Basketball was invented in 1891 and itsfirst
professionalleague formed in the 1920s. The
Basketball Association of America formed the
basis of the NBA. Each Big Four league, as well
as Major League Soccer and the Canadian
Football League, averages at least 15,000 fans
in attendance per game.

Nature Of The Work

Athletes spend many hours each day

practicing skills and improving teamwork
under the guidance of a coach or a sports
instructor. They view videotapes to
critique their own performances and
techniques and to learn their opponents'
tendencies and weaknesses to gain a
competitive advantage.

Working Conditions

Athletes often exposed to conditions,

equipment, and situations that may produce
cuts or bruises. This usually applies to athletes
who participate in contact sports. Often work
outdoors in stadiums, on courses, or at
tracks. They also may work indoors in field
houses, covered stadiums, and ice rinks. Often
come into close physical contact with
other athletes. Many people wear protective
gear, such as helmets and pads. Athletes are
occasionally exposed to sounds and noise levels
that are distracting and uncomfortable.

Training, Qualifications, And


Need to have a High School diploma

Must have two or more years to advance
to pro level

Job Outlook/ Employment


The average team is worth $491 million.

League minimum salary: The league
minimum for this season is $400,000.
Highest-paid player: Alex Rodriguez will
earn the most money this season at $33
million, though the annual salary over his
10-year contract is $27.5 million.

Back-up Plan: Chef


Direct the preparation, seasoning, and

cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats,
vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May
plan and price menu items, order
supplies, and keep records and accounts.
May participate in cooking.

Nature Of The Work

Prepare and cook foods of all types,

either on a regular basis or for special
guests or functions.
Supervise and coordinate activities of
cooks and Check the quality of raw and
cooked food products to ensure that
standards are met.

Working Conditions

Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of

principles and procedures for personnel
recruitment, selection, training, compensation
and benefits, labor relations and negotiation,
and personnel information systems.
Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical
composition, structure, and properties of
substances and of the chemical processes and
transformations that they undergo. This
includes uses of chemicals and their
interactions, danger signs, production
techniques, and disposal methods.

Training, Qualifications, And


Must have a High School Diploma

Culinary Arts School

Job Outlook/ Employment

Experience - Previous work-related skill,

knowledge, or experience is required for
these occupations. For example, an
electrician must have completed three or
four years of apprenticeship or several
years of vocational training, and often
must have passed a licensing exam, in
order to perform the job.


The executive chef with a short time of

experience in the kitchen starts out
averaging $50,000 or more a year. As
their experience and reputation grow, the
salary can increase to over $85,000

My 3rd Plan: Physical



Under close supervision of a physical

therapist or physical therapy assistant,
perform only delegated, selected, or
routine tasks in specific situations. These
duties include preparing the patient and
the treatment area.

Nature Of The Work

Clean and organize work area and

disinfect equipment after treatment.
Observe patients during treatment to
compile and evaluate data on patients'
responses and progress, and report to
physical therapist.
Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist
patients practicing exercises and
functional activities, under direction of
medical staff.

Working Conditions

Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently

involve work activities that include practical,
hands-on problems and solutions. They often
deal with plants, animals, and real-world
materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many
of the occupations require working outside, and
do not involve a lot of paperwork or working
closely with others.
Social - Social occupations frequently involve
working with, communicating with, and
teaching people. These occupations often
involve helping or providing service to others.

Job Outlook/Employment

Education - These occupations usually require

a high school diploma.
Training - Employees in these occupations
need anywhere from a few months to one year
of working with experienced employees. A
recognized apprenticeship program may be
associated with these occupations.
Experience - Some previous work-related skill,
knowledge, or experience is usually needed.
For example, a teller would benefit from
experience working directly with the public.

Training, Qualification,

Experience - Some previous work-related

skill, knowledge, or experience is usually
needed. For example, a teller would
benefit from experience working directly
with the public.


United States Hourly $8.83 $10.10

$11.85 $14.36 $17.71
Yearly $18,400 $21,000 $24,600
$29,900 $36,800
Michigan Hourly $8.34 $9.55 $11.08
$13.52 $17.04
Yearly $17,300 $19,900 $23,000
$28,100 $35,400


In Conclusion, If I want to be great in life I

will have to get an education and a good
job to be able to provide for me and my