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Career Day

The 21st Century Student– Career Day / November 2nd, 2015


Mastery of core subjects is essential to student success.  In addition, creativity and innovation, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration are what separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in today’s world.  We also live in a technology and media-driven environment.   Students must learn essential skills for success in today’s world such as flexibility, adaptability, initiative, self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity, accountability, leadership and responsibility.


We want our students to be prepared for the future and we are extending an invitation for your support.  I am enclosing a list of some of the best 100 careers currently identified by U.S. News & World Report .  The jobs were selected based upon the number of expected openings, advancement opportunities, career fulfillment and salary expectations.  If you are currently working in one of the named fields, we ESPECIALLY would like you to participate. 


If you connect well with children in grades K-5 and would like to spark an interest in our students about their unlimited possibilities, we need you!  We want to revitalize our annual event and here are some guidelines to help you prepare a presentation:

The presentation length should be about 20 minutes.  What are your job responsibilities?  What academic subjects need to be your strength in order to do this job?  What education level is required?  What hands on materials can you bring to make the presentation engaging for students?  What type of uniform / dress code is expected?  What is your shift schedule?  What is your work environment (office, outdoors, home, industrial, hospital, laboratory, etc.)  What do you like about this job?  What do you dislike about this job?  What type of tools do you use to do your job?


Please notify Mrs. Donna Combs, School Counselor, of your interest to volunteer at your convenience no later than January 30, 2015.  We need to know your availability (all day, am only, pm only), the age group you prefer (K-2, 3-5, or any) Why so early?  We want to provide a variety of new experiences for our students and want plenty of time to recruit volunteers in the specific areas of need in areas largely in demand.  We also want each presenter to only present to one classroom of students rather than a large crowd in order to make the experience more personal and hands-on.


Thank you in advance!


  1. Software Developer
  2. Computer Systems Analyst
  3. Dentist
  4. Nurse Practitioner
  5. Pharmacist
  6. R.N.
  7. Physical Therapist
  8. Web Developer
  9. Physician
  10. Dental Hygienist
  11. Physicians Assistant
  12. Occupational Therapist
  13. Phlebotomist
  14. Civil Engineer
  15. Mechanical Engineer
  16. Veterinarian
  17. Clinical Laboratory Technician
  18. Dietician and Nutritionist
  19. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  20. Computer Programmer
  21. Respiratory Therapist
  22. Epidemiologist
  23. Construction Manager
  24. Speech / Language Pathologist
  25. Accountant
  26. LPN
  27. Financial Advisor
  28. Lawyer
  29. Event Planner
  30. Radiologic Technologist
  31. Pilot
  32. Optician
  33. Exterminator
  34. Insurance Agent
  35. Barber / Cosmetology / Nail Technician / Hairdresser
  36. Police Officer
  37. Firefighter
  38. Fitness Professional
  39. HR Specialist
  40. Surgical Technologist
  41. Administrative Assistant
  42. Computer Support Specialist
  43. Sales Representative
  44. Interpreter / Translator
  45. Pharmacy Technician
  46. Public Relations Specialist
  47. Paralegal
  48. Paramedic
  49. Real Estate Agent
  50. Architect
  51. Auto Mechanic
  52. Landscaper and Groundskeeper


donna.combs@scott.kyschools.us   School Counselor / Career Day Coordinator  (502) 570-8292

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