Iowa Career Resource Guide - Introduction and Interest Assessment

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Iowa Career Resource Guide - Introduction and Interest Assessment

Table of ContentWhat’s Inside?Iowa Career Resource GuideIntroduction: Why Use This Guide?..................................................................... page 3Interest Assessment ................................................................................................ page 5Occupations Guide ............................................................................................... page 12Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources .................................................... page 13Architecture & Construction ......................................................................... page 16Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, & Communications................................ page 20Business, Management, & Administration.................................................. page 22Education & Training ..................................................................................... page 27Finance ............................................................................................................. page 29Government & Public Administration......................................................... page 33Health Science.................................................................................................. page 34Hospitality & Tourism.................................................................................... page 38Human Services............................................................................................... page 42Information Technology................................................................................. page 44Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security ................................................ page 46Manufacturing,................................................................................................ page 48Marketing, Sales, & Service ........................................................................... page 54Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics .................................... page 58Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics.................................................... page 60Career Exploration and PlanningIowa’s Twenty First Century Workplace Skills........................................... page 63Investigating Careers ..................................................................................... page 64Education Pays ................................................................................................ page 66College Entrance Requirements.................................................................... page 67Financial Aid.................................................................................................... page 68Iowa Colleges and Universities .................................................................... page 70Apprenticeships .............................................................................................. page 71 ........................................................ page 72The Job Search ................................................................................................. page 73Résumés ........................................................................................................... page 74Cover Letters.................................................................................................... page 76The Job Interview............................................................................................ page 77Resources for Students and Parents ............................................................. page 784


Interest AssessmentCareer Cluster Interest SurveyIowa Career Resource Guide6


Interest AssessmentIowa Career Resource Guide7


Interest AssessmentIowa Career Resource Guide8


Interest AssessmentDisclaimer: Your interests may change over time. These survey results are intended to assist youwith informal career exploration. Consider more formal assessments and other resources or servicesto help you plan your career. This survey does not make any claims of statistical reliability.Interest assessment adapted from the Guidance Division Survey, Oklahoma Department of Careerand Technology Education (2005).Iowa Career Resource Guide9


Interest AssessmentThe Sixteen Career ClustersIowa Career Resource Guide10


Interest AssessmentMy top three Career Clusters of interest:1. ____________________________________________2. ____________________________________________3. ____________________________________________For more information, check with school counselors, career-technical educators, communitycolleges, other higher education institutions, or local workforce centers.Iowa Career Resource Guide11

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