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ASSIGNMENT 1: Occupations

In this first assignment, we will access the online Occupational Outlook Handbook for career information. It may be helpful for you to read through each section of this assignment before going directly to the Web site. This way you will know in advance which questions you will be answering.


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The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career information describing what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education required, earnings and expected job prospects for a wide range of occupations.

  1. Scroll down and read the fill-in-the-blank statements you will need to complete. (You might want to write them down on scratch paper.)

  2. When we are at the site we will find information on jobs for librarians by typing that word in the Search box as shown below and click on the GO button:

    search for librarians

  3. Next you will see a list of job titles.

  4. Click on the link entitled, Librarians

  5. Each of these job listings are divided into several sections:

    • Nature of the work, which describes the actual work performed,
    • Working conditions, which describes where the work is performed (at a desk, outside, in front of a computer, in a factory...
    • Employment, which describes who is employing this worker (schools, governments, private companies...
    • Training, which describes the degrees or schooling needed for the work,
    • Job Outlook, which describes whether this is a growing field or a shrinking field,
    • Earnings, what you can expect to earn,
    • Related occupations, and
    • Sources of additional information.

    To navigate through the different sections of the site, click on the underlined topic links at the top of the page or just scroll down through the article. For the first part of this assignment, we'll be concentrating on the Job Outlook section.

    Note: When you click on the Occupational Outlook Handbook link below, your browser should open up a new window for the link. To get back to this assignment page, just close the window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the window.

    Warning! You do not want to X out of this assignment page until you have submitted your answers at the end of the assignment.

  6. Now, let's actually go to the Occupational Outlook Handbook site by clicking on its link and follow the steps we've just outlined. Then return to this assignment page and fill in the blanks below.
The number of librarian positions is expected to grow     than the average.
One reason for this is the increased use of  .


  1. Next we are going to look for information on nursing careers in the Occupational Outlook Handbook site.

  2. Take notes on the fill-in-the-blank questions you will be answering below.

  3. When we are at the Occupational Outlook Handbook site, we will type in the search box as shown below and click on the GO button:

    search2

  4. Next you will see a list of job titles.

  5. Click on the link, Registered Nurses.

  6. To navigate through the different sections of this site, click on the underlined topic links at the top of the page or just scroll down through the article. Let's return to the Occupational Outlook Handbook site by clicking on its link and follow the steps outlined above. This time, we will focus on the sections,Training, Other Qualifications and Advancement.

  7. Then return to this assignment page and answer the following questions.
In all States, students     from a nursing program and pass a     to obtain a nursing license.
Nurses     licensed in more than one state.


LET'S REVIEW    road sign
In this first ESL 543 assignment we covered:

  • Finding information in on specific careers in the Occupational Outlook Handbook Web site

  • Navigating through career information to answer specific questions


Congratulations!stars

You've almost finished. Now comes the most important part:

 Your Name:

Your Class Section #:

 Your e-mail address:

Time spent on this assignment:

 And now you can click on the submit button

 


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http://gavilan.edu/library/esl/esl543one.html
For questions or comments, please send email to
Gloria Curtis at gcurtis@gavilan.edu
Last updated on March 12, 2002