Career Planning

Career Planning, Exploration and Preparation


Our Career Development section offers a myriad of educational resources aimed at preparing you for a successful future. These resources encompass lesson plans, interactive worksheets, engaging educational videos, insightful articles, and more.

Our lesson plans and worksheets are designed to help educators instill critical career planning skills in their students. These teaching aids are flexible, allowing for customization to fit the specific needs of your classroom or for individual students pursuing independent study.

Our educational videos breathe life into career exploration, using captivating animations and lucid explanations to break down complex career planning concepts. Furthermore, our articles offer comprehensive analyses and expert insights into all facets of career development, equipping you with the knowledge you need to navigate your career path successfully.

Whether you're a visual learner, prefer to study independently, or enjoy learning in a classroom setting, the Career Development section of Money Instructor is rich with resources that can help you understand and plan your career more effectively, and achieve a balanced life. Plus, you'll find an assortment of informative articles, practical tips, and advice to further support your career planning journey. No matter where you are in your career exploration, we're here to help you realize your potential and embark on a fulfilling career journey.

Career Planning Lesson Plans and Worksheets



Career Planning

Learn the different elements and steps of career planning.  Includes printable lesson and student worksheets.


How Do I Choose a Career?

A lesson on choosing a career. Explores self-reflection, industry research, skill evaluation, mentor guidance, internships, goal-setting, and adaptation strategies. This resource offers you invaluable tools for making informed career decisions, aligning your interests and skills with potential roles, leveraging mentorship, gaining practical experience, and fostering personal growth. Students learn about the fundamental steps in choosing a career.



Career Suggestions Tool

This interactive tool is designed to help you discover a career that aligns with your specific situation, interests, and needs. By providing personalized recommendations, it guides you to potential career that could be a good fit for your lifestyle, skills, abilities, and financial goals.



Applying Yourself

Introductory lesson plan on applying yourself for your future, work, and career.  Students learn about motivation and responsibility.  Lesson is intended to help students prepare for their future and develop the life skills they need to be successful in life.


Thinking about the Future

Students think about their future career by identifying their personal likes, dislikes, needs, and motivations.  Then, they identify potential careers based on these findings.


Mapping your Life Path

Your career is not the sole, or even the most important aspect of your future.  Students identify their strengths and weaknesses and learn to develop a vision that will lead to a balanced, happy, and fulfilling live.




Careers in Business

Students explore and learn about the different careers in business and the types of skills required.




What is a Career?

A lesson on what is a career.


How Do I Know What I Want To Do?
A lesson on learning about suitable careers.

Requirements of Different Careers

A lesson on learning about the necessary requirements for different careers.

Geographical Requirements of Different Careers

A lesson on the geographical requirements for different careers.




Becoming an Environmental Engineer

Learn how environmental engineers protect the environment and how a person can become one.

Cooking for a Living: Becoming a Chef

Learn what chefs do and how a person can become a chef.

Becoming a Marine Biologist

Learn about a career in the study of ocean life.

Becoming a Movie Director

Learn what movie directors do and how a person can become one.

Becoming a Sports Therapist

Learn what sports therapists do and how a person can become one.

Becoming an Animal Trainer

Learn what animal trainers do, where they work, and how a person can become an animal trainer.

Becoming an Arborist

Learn about arborists, where they work, and how a person can become an arborist.

Becoming an Entomologist

Learn what entomologists are, where they work, and how a person can become an entomologist.

Becoming a Botanist

Learn what botanists are, where they work, and how a person can become a botanist.



Sports Illustrated Staff Layoff Lesson

Students investigate the layoffs at Sports Illustrated to comprehend their broader impact on the media and journalism industries. They analyze the effects of these layoffs on print media, with a specific focus on sports journalism. Additionally, the lesson addresses the restructuring of the magazine industry and the transition towards digital media. Through this case study of Sports Illustrated's debt issues and its uncertain future, students learn about the crucial role of layoffs in influencing employment trends in journalism and media sectors




Pathways to Career Success through Volunteering

If you are looking for a new career, or want to learn more about a potential job, volunteering may be a good way to help build job experience, while helping others.


Career Assessment Tests: Do your Interest, Skills, and Aptitude match your Job Choice?

Learn about career assessment tests and your future job.


I Want to Start My Own Business... or Do I?

Consider starting a business? Here are some questions to first ask yourself to see if you are ready to start your own business.


Choosing the Home Business that's Best for You

You've been thinking about a home business for years. But all the choices make you dizzy. Here are some tips to help you open your own home business.


Workplace Competencies

Understanding workplace competencies can help support your success at work, whether you are looking for a new job, or hiring someone to work for you.


What a Life Coach can do for You

You can seek the guidance of a life coach to help you achieve your personal or professional goals.


Job Networking:  Schmoozing your Way to a Career

Networking is a great way to find a job, and learn about yourself.




Job Search, Work, and Career Information

Career, work, and business resources and information. Advice and tips to help you with your own career and work skills including on getting a job, job search, and interviewing.





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