Theme 2 Lesson 5:
Choosing a Career

The lesson focuses on a deliberate approach to making career choices. The students examine statistics projecting future demand for workers in various occupations. They complete a self-assessment to identify career pathways that match their interests and abilities. After examining a number of job descriptions, they compare each job's requirements to the skills recommended by SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills). Finally, they consider entrepreneurship as a career option.

Visuals & Activities


  • Capital
  • Cost
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Capital
  • Opportunity Cost
  • Product
  • Productivity

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