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Research Activity: Career Week

Name: _________________________

Occupation #1

Athletes and Sports Competitors

2012 Median Pay

$40,060

Entry-Level Education

High school diploma or equivalent

On-the-Job Training

Long term on the job training

Number of Jobs, 2012

14,900

Job Outlook, 2012-22


Employment Change,
2012 - 2020
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occupation

7%

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Education
Licenses,
Certifications, and
Registrations
Important Qualities
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Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations


Some sports and localities require athletes and sports
competitors to be licensed or certified to practice. For
example, in drag racing, drivers need to be licensed to
compete in various drag racing series. The governing body
of the sport may revoke licenses and suspend participants
who do not meet the required performance or training. In
addition, athletes may have their licenses or certification
suspended for inappropriate activity.

1,000
Practice to develop and improve their skills
Maintain the equipment they use in their sport in good
condition
Education
Athletes and sports competitors typically have at least a
high school diploma or equivalent. They must have
extensive knowledge of the way the sport is played,
especially its rules, regulations, and strategies.

Important Qualities (only what is bold)


Athleticism. Nearly all athletes and sports competitors
must possess superior athletic ability to be able to
compete successfully against opponents.

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What is the median
annual pay for this
occupation?

$40,060

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Occupation #2

Police and Detectives

2012 Median Pay

$56,980

Entry-Level Education

High school diploma or equivalent

On-the-Job Training

Recruits train before becoming an officer

Number of Jobs, 2012

780,000

Job Outlook, 2012-22

5% (slower than average)

Employment Change,
2012 - 2020
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occupation

41,400

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Education
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Registrations
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Enforce laws
Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls
Patrol assigned areas
Conduct traffic stops and issue citations
Obtain warrants and arrest subjects
Write detailed reports and fill out forms
Prepare cases and testify in court
Education
Must have a high school education, 21 years old, drivers
license, meet physical qualifications, and pass vision,
hearing, strength, and agility exams.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Important Qualities (only what is bold)


Communication skills
Empathy
Good judgment
Leadership skills
Perceptiveness
Physical stamina

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Physical strength

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What is the median
annual pay for this
occupation?

$55,270

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Occupation #3

Actors

2012 Median Pay

$20.26 Per Hour

Entry-Level Education

Some college, no degree

On-the-Job Training

Long term on the job training

Number of Jobs, 2012

79,800

Job Outlook, 2012-22

4%

Employment Change,
2012 - 2020
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occupation

3,300

Employment, 2012: 780,000


Projected Employment, 2022: 41,400
Change in Percent: 5%
Change in Numbers (Numeric):

Read scripts and meet with agents


Audition in front of directors
Research characters personal traits
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Registrations
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Memorize their lines


Rehearse their lines and performance
Discuss role with director
Perform the role, following the directors directions
Education
Many actors enhance their skills through formal dramatic
education.
Many who specialize in theater have bachelors degree. Its
not required.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Important Qualities (only what is bold)


Creativity
Memorization skills
Persistence
Physical stamina
Reading skills
Speaking skills
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What is the median
annual pay for this
occupation?

$20.26 Per Hour

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List:
Employment, 2012
Projected
Employment, 2022
Change in Percent
Change in Numbers
(Numeric)

Employment, 2012: 79,800


Projected Employment, 2022: 3,300
Change in Percent: 4%
Change in Numbers (Numeric): 3,300

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