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Title: Do you think you can name one of the top ten careers of 2015?


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Do you think you can name one of the top ten
careers of 2015?
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Top Careers 2015
  • 1 Dentist
  • 2 Nurse Practitioner
  • 3 Software Developer
  • 4 Physician
  • 5 Dental Hygienist
  • 6 Physical Therapist
  • 7 Computer Systems Analyst
  • 8 Information Securities Analyst
  • 9 Registered Nurse
  • 10 Physician Assistant
  • Source US News and World Reports
  • http//money.usnews.com/money/careers/slideshows/t
    he-25-best-jobs-of-2015/11

3
  • Does that mean we should all try to become
    software developers?
  • Why? Why not?

4
Choosing a Career
  • The Top Ten Things to Consider
  • Any thoughts???????

5
10. What are my strengths and interests?
  • Strengths
  • Academically
  • Socially
  • Personality Traits
  • Interests
  • School Classes
  • Athletics
  • Extra-curriculars
  • Hobbies

6
9. What do I value in a career?
  • Prestige
  • Income
  • Helping Others
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Variety/ Routine
  • Life-Work Balance

7
8. Does research indicate that the career growing?
  • Historical Trends -why does this matter?
  • Future Projections
  • https//www.youtube.com/watch?vXrJjfDUzD7M
    around 242

8
  • What will be the career of the future?

9
7. What education/ training is necessary?
  • Is a professional license required?
  • http//www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/list1.htm
  • What is the entry level educational requirement?
    BA, MA, PhD, JD, MD
  • Is there required continuing education?
  • Is there a nationally recognized test in the
    field? CFA, CPA
  • Is graduate school encouraged? MBA

10
6. What costs are involved in obtaining this
career?
  • What are the anticipated educational/ training
    costs?
  • Does the career involve any hidden costs?
  • Does the career involve a likely move? Where is
    the epi-center of the industry?

11
  • According to the College Board, the average cost
    of tuition and fees for the 20142015 school year
    was
  • 31,231 at private colleges
  • 9,139 for state residents at public colleges
  • 22,958 for out-of-state residents attending
    public universities

12
5. What is the career trajectory?
  • Where does one start in the field?
  • What are anticipated promotions?
  • Horizontal versus vertical trajectories
  • What is the premiere position in the field?
  • Degree in finance means what?
  • http//www.wallstreetservices.com/jobs

13
Financial Analyst
  • Major in finance
  • Get internship, hope to get into an analyst
    program (undergrads and MBAs)
  • Junior analyst, researching companies trying to
    give buy/sell ratings and outlook on companies
    performance
  • Senior Analyst OR portfolio manager
  • Work for investment bank, hedge fund, insurance
    company, mutual fund company, foundation/endowment
    any company that has investment portfolio
  • Credit analyst similar but looking at debt

14
4. What technology skills/skills would benefit
someone in this field?
  • Specific Applications in the field
  • Macros

15
3. What is the workplace environment like?
  • Hours
  • Location
  • Deadlines
  • Schedule

16
2. What are the benefits of the career?
  • Travel
  • Car
  • Manage own schedule
  • Health Coverage
  • Bonus

17
1. What is the anticipated salary of the career?
  • Income
  • Tips
  • Commission
  • Wages or Salary

18
Financial Analyst
  • Long hours, high pressure, highly compensated,
    competitive, higher education needed (MBA, CFA),
    good writing, good math, communication skills
    (communicate with companies find out about
    products and business to write research report)
    technology skills know industry and economy
    (economic skills)
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