Jobs & Careers

  • Archeologists - Joy Beasley and Kate Birmingham, Archeologists from the National Park Service, talk about the tools they use and what they uncovered at the Best Farm.
  • Architect - Tony Alonso, Regional Chief Architect of the General Services Administration, talks about green buildings and saving energy.
  • Army Dentist - Captain Ryan Romero talks about being a dentist and how to take care of your teeth.
  • Book Conservator - Yasmeen Khan, Rare Book Conservator at the Library of Congress, is working on the digitization of the digitization of the library's collections.
  • Dog Trainer - Bridget is a canine handler with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She trains dogs to search and find illegal drugs.
  • FBI Fitness Instructor - E.J. teaches at the FBI Academy. He discusses why you should keep moving.
  • Federal Wildlife Officer - Gabriel is an officer that protects wildlife for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn about his tools and what he does on patrol.  
  • Kids.gov's YouTube Channel - Check out these great videos and watch local events and meet people with cool jobs.
  • Marine Biologist - Meet Chris Meyer, a scientist from the National Museum of Natural History. He talks about the ocean and his favorite animal, the cowrie snail.
  • Marine Pilot - In this video, Captain Pete Benning talks about what it's like to be a pilot and how he prepares for a mission.
  • Nutritionist - Sasha, a registered dietitian nutritionist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture talks about how her job helps people eat healthy foods and teaches families how to keep track of what they're eating.
  • Outdoor Careers - Conservation Connect - Video series that connects you with the great outdoors, wildlife species, and careers in protecting the environment.
  • Peace Corps - Patricia Wand, Laura Kutner and Elizabeth Spellman are former Peace Corps Volunteers. They talk about the history of the Peace Corps' and the projects they worked on as volunteers.
  • Physical Therapists - Janet, Mike, and Barri are physical therapists that work at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Watch how they help patients.  
  • Scientists @ the Smithsonian - Watch and read about these scientists at the Smithsonian. What kind of scientist would you like to be?
  • Treasurer of the United States - Meet Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the U.S. Her signature is actually on dollar bills!
  • Veterinarian - Megan talks about her job with working dogs and why your dog's teeth need to stay healthy.
  • Videos - World Wise Schools - Watch these Peace Corps videos of daily life in countries like Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, the Dominican Republic, and Paraguay.
  • White House Chef - How cool would it be to cook for the President of the United States? Cris Comerford, Executive Chef at the White House, talks about his job.
  • Wildlife Biologist - Wildlife biologists study animals to learn how they interact with their environment. Learn about what it takes to be a wildlife biologist and how to protect wildlife animals.
  • Working at the Aquarium - Jay and CJ work at the National Aquarium in Washington DC. They talk about their jobs and Oleaner, an albino alligator.
  • Zoo Keepers - Kristen and Juan are zoo keepers at the National Zoo. They talk about creating natural habitats, how they train the animals and what you can do to get started in a career working for a zoo.
Page last updated: Dec 6th, 2016