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: https://www.bls.gov/ooh United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

https://www.bls.gov/ooh

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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