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ALL:Health Careers Planner - Interest Inventory

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 30 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


Introduction to Health Care Careers through a short interest inventory located in the Health Careers Planner (HCP).

Main Curriculum Tie:
FACS 6th GradeStrand 5
Students will explore employability skills, entrepreneurship, the principles of the free enterprise system and their impact on families, communities and careers. (College and Career Ready Skill Development)


  1. Classroom set of American Careers--Health Careers Planner (HCP).
  2. Duplicate copies of "Make an Inventory of Your Interests" from page 5 of the HCP.
  3. The American Careers - Health Careers Planner can be purchased at Career Communications, Inc. 6701 West 64th Street Overland Park, KS 66202 (913) 362-7788

Background For Teachers:
There is an American Careers-HCP Teaching Guide, but it is better suited for the high school level not 7-8th grade level. There are two good surveys included that could be revised and used if wanted: “General Attitude Survey” and “Performance Assessments”. Also the glossary could be of use for you and/or your students.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will explore their personal interests in various Health Care careers.

Instructional Procedures:
Students will:

  1. Read pages 2-3 in the HCP.
  2. Complete the inventory "Make an Inventory of Your Interests" provided by the instructor. (copied from page 5 in the HCP)
  3. Determine the top two personality types and list on the inventory as instructed.
  4. Choose 3-5 careers from the lists under the different personality types on pages 6-7 in the HCP.
  5. Research salaries of each of the chosen careers using pages 15, 24, 32, 39, and 44 in the HCP.


Created Date :
Sep 01 2004 19:16 PM