Jobs & Careers

  • Archeologists - In this video, Joy Beasley and Kate Birmingham, archeologists from the National Park Service talk about the tools they work with and what they uncovered at the Best Farm. A lesson plan and activity (PDF) are available.
  • Biologist and Chemist - In this video, Lauren Curtis, an analytical chemist, and Elizabeth Tall, a biologist from the Center for Veterinary Medicine, discuss what it's like to be scientists and how they protect human and animal health. A lesson plan and activity (PDF) are available.
  • Career Development for Teachers - Here are some resources to help teachers work on career development and professional excellence.
  • Career Exploration - This Bureau of Labor and Statistics site provides resources for use by teachers to help students explore a variety of careers.
  • A Career in Teaching - Here are some resources to help you decide if teaching is right for you.
  • Career Videos: CareerOneStop - Find videos about jobs in different industries.
  • Dog Trainer - Meet Bridget. She's a canine handler with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She trains dogs to search and find illegal drugs. A lesson plan and activity (PDF) are available.
  • Earth Science Careers: Not Just Rocks - Overview of earth science careers and how U.S. Geological Survey scientists work in the science field.
  • Electrochemist - In this video, Dr. Karen Swider-Lyons discusses her work with creating hydrogen fuel cells as an alternate energy resource.
  • Genomic Career Videos - Meet interesting people with careers in genetics, including health educator, hematologist and more.
  • Nutritionist - In this video, Sasha, a registered dietitian nutritionist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, talks about how she helps people eat healthy foods and teaches families how to keep track of what they're eating. A lesson plan and activity (PDF) are available.
  • Oceanographer - In this video, Pablo Clemente-Colón, an oceanographer at the National Ice Center, discusses how he maps sea ice and snow cover around the planet. A lesson plan and activity (PDF) are available.
  • Scientists @ the Smithsonian - Watch and read about these scientists and the interesting work they do for the Smithsonian.
  • Scientists and Engineers - Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists, who may just inspire your students to join them.
  • Sea Career Profiles - Find career profiles for a marine coordinator, an oceanographer, a marine geologist, and more. There are corresponding lesson plans available.
  • Teach to Lead - An initiative from the Department of Education to advance student outcomes by expanding opportunities for teacher leadership.
  • Teacher.org - Every state has different requirements for becoming a great teacher. Click on your state to find out more about what will be required of you on your journey toward becoming a teacher!
  • Volunteer - Catch the Spirit: A Student's Guide to Community Service - Ideas and information on how teens can help make their community a better place. (PDF)
  • Youth Engagement Through Science (YES) Program - Meet student interns from the YES Program, part of the Smithsonian Institution. Students get to work in museums and get hands-on experience, working with scientists, educators and researchers.
Page last updated: Jul 21st, 2016