Careers in Psychology WebQuest Introduction: There are literally hundreds, maybe even thousands, of jobs within the field of Psychology and new ones are being created every day How do you figure out which careers you might like to try? It takes some thought, creativity, and research. In the following exercise you will have the opportunity to learn about yourself and careers found within the psychology field. Begin by reading through the components of the WebQuest to see what will be required. The Task: You are to look at the web sites below and research a career in psychology to present to your class-mates. Some questions you will need to answer for the class are: What do you do in this job? Is this job primarily concerned with research in psychology, applied psychology, or both? What is a typical day like? What skills are necessary? What training and/or education are required? What kinds of job opportunities exist? What is the employment outlook? Is the field growing or contracting? What is the average salary? How much can you expect to earn to start? In the future? Describe the work conditions (indoor/outdoor, travel required, work with people or machines, etc.) Present your findings to the class. This is to be done as an oral presentation to the class. You may utilize power point, create posters or other media if you choose, but this is not required. You (and a partner if you want-only ONE) will present your career to the class on ___________________ The Resources: There are many sites out there; here are a few to get you started... Careers in Psychology Career Zone http://www.apa.org/topics/psychologycareer. http://www.nycareerzone.org/text/index.jsp html U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics --Occupational Outlook Psychology Careers for the 21st Century Handbook http://www.apa.org/publications/brochures.html http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ Career Job Titles Related to a Psychology Major O*net http://www.dana.edu/careerservices/career_psy http://online.onetcenter.org/skills/ chology.html Careers in Psychology and Mental Health What Can I Do With A Major In...? http://psychologyinfo.com/students/careers.html http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/ Career One Stop Career Interests http://www.careerinfonet.org/acinet/Occ upations/select_occupation.aspx?next http://career.missouri.edu/students/explore/ =occ_rep&level=&optstatus=000100 thecareerinterestsgame.php 000&id=1&nodeid=2&soccode=&stfi ps=&jobfam= Career Toolbox College Board http://www.myfuture.com/toolbox/workq http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/m uizzes.html ajors_careers/profiles/ Good Luck on your Quest!
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