About This Age Group: Career Awareness

Career development at the elementary level involves helping students understand the role of work in society, the uniqueness of each individual, and a basic awareness of different occupations. Who works in the grocery store? What occupations might they see at the doctor's office other than the doctor? And how many different occupations does it take to run an elementary school?

Take advantage of opportunities to help your students and young family members become aware of a wide variety of occupations. Regardless of the methods you choose, have fun revealing the world of work to this age group!

Students: Did You Know?

Did you know there are over 900 different occupations? Yikes! See how many occupations you can identify this year and use a notebook to keep track of them all. Share your findings with your friends and family.

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