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ANSWERS: Name that Occupation *SPOILER*

On Thursday I invited you to play a game with me! This post contains the ANSWERS. If you didn’t see the game, go back 2 days and see if you can solve the puzzle.

Answers Below

Go to this website: United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Click on each occupation to learn more about these or similar jobs and the education needed to guide your teen into that profession!

  1. Name that Occupation: Elevator Installers & Repair

High school classes in math, mechanical drawing, and physics may be helpful. After high school, you begin your 4-year paid apprenticeship which includes learning hands-on learning and technical instruction in areas like blue print reading, electrical and digital theory, and safety. As an apprentice, you’ll make 50% of full wage, and receive an increase each year until you become fully trained. Fully trained workers in this field earn about $80,000 This job is not for someone with a fear of heights!

2. Name that Occupation: Nurse Practitioner

While you’ll need to earn a Master’s degree and a state license, this job is projected to have one of the highest growth rates of any profession. An average profession grows 8% per year, but this one is growing 45% per year! You might enjoy this occupation if you are caring and sympathetic to others, have sharp critical thinking skills, and can work well with a team. This occupation commands a very high salary, easily over 6-figures.

3. Name that Occupation: Floral Designer

This occupation is experiencing a significant decline because the industry is changing. Once a staple in every community, the small shops are experiencing stiff competition against online retailers and large grocery chains. While a high school diploma is the standard, a special talent for color and aesthetic is critical while knowledge and skills are developed on the job. Those who do well in this field enjoy working with people, have a flair for creativity, and have a strong sense of style. You’ll experience the highs of being at someone’s best day, and the lows of being at a family’s worst day.

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