Jobs & Careers

  • Archeologists - Meet Joy Beasley and Kate Birmingham, Archeologists from the National Park Service. They talk about the tools they use and what they uncovered at the Best Farm. Lesson Plan and Activity (PDF)
  • Biologist and Chemist - Meet Lauren Curtis, Analytical Chemist and Elizabeth Tall, Biologist from the Center for Veterinary Medicine. They talk about what it's like to be scientists and how they protect human and animal health. Lesson Plan and Activity (PDF)
  • Career Development for Teachers - Ways teachers can work on career development and professional excellence.
  • A Career in Teaching - Steps to becoming a teacher.
  • 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. Lesson Plan and Activity (PDF)
  • Earth Science Careers: Not Just Rocks - Overview of how U.S. Geological Survey scientists work in the science field.
  • Electrochemist - Meet Dr. Karen Swider-Lyons who works 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 - Meet Sasha, a registered dietitian nutritionist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She talks about how her job helps people eat healthy foods and teaches families how to keep track of what they're eating. Lesson Plan and Activity (PDF)
  • Oceanographer - Meet Pablo Clemente-Colón. He is the chief scientist and oceanographer at the National Ice Center. Lesson Plan and Activity (PDF)
  • Science Careers - Job information for science careers, including chemist and pharmacist.
  • Scientists @ the Smithsonian - Watch and read about these scientists at the Smithsonian.
  • Scientists and Engineers - Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them.
  • Sea Career Profiles - Find career profiles of different careers with corresponding lesson plans.
  • Teach to Lead - The Department of Education initiative to advance student outcomes by expanding opportunities for teacher leadership
  • Working at the National Aquarium - Meet Jay and CJ from the National Aquarium in Washington DC. They talk about their jobs and Oleaner, an albino alligator.
  • 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.
  • Zebrafish Helping Science - Meet Dr. Harry Burgess, an Investigator for the National Institutes of Health. He talks about the zebrafish experiments and how they're behaviors are similar to humans.
Page last updated: Feb 12th, 2016