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ALL:Health Careers Planner - Interest Inventory

Main Core Tie

FCS 6th Grade
Strand 6

Time Frame

1 class periods of 30 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups




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


  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: 09/01/2004
Updated: 02/05/2018