Who Am I As A Career?

Contributor: Shannon Malkovsky. Lesson ID: 10042

Some people seem to make a career out of finding a job they like. You can explore the 16 career clusters and interview people to find the right career, which means getting paid to do what you like!


Finding a Career

College and Career
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


What do you like to do? Can you imagine doing that for a living, as in getting paid for it? What career will you choose? Do you think the career that you choose relates to who you are? Better find out now!

Think about something you have to do, but don’t like to do.

How would you feel if you had to do this activity for 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, for 40 years?

Think about something you like to do. Imagine doing this for 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, for 40 years.

Compare the difference in your feelings between the two scenarios.

Can you imagine how different you would feel each day if you were doing something that you loved to do, compared to something that you don’t like?

What is a career? An occupation or profession you work at over a significant portion of your life. It typically requires some type of special training.

Every single career out there falls under one of the sixteen career clusters. Each career cluster contains occupations in the same field of work that require similar skills.

Review the 16 Career Clusters courtesy of Minnesota State CAREERwise Education.

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