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Introduction to Careers in Education and Social Services (00:42)


Learn about careers in education and social services that are possible after only two years of schooling.

Career in Education: Preschool Teacher (01:59)

In today's job market, teachers and instructors are always in demand. Careers in education include preschool teacher. Requirements for this position include good people skills, collaborative skills, experience with children, and a positive attitude.

Career in Education: Vocational Education Instructor (02:10)

Vocational education instructors need to come with prior experience and skills in their field. Preparation for class involves preparation of materials, technology, and equipment.

Career in Education: School Administrative Assistant (02:52)

The school administrative assistant performs many tasks including phone work, computers, corresponding, making spreadsheets, communication with parents, and making reports. Organization is a key requirement for this job.

Career in Social Services: Drug and Alcohol Counselor (02:29)

With just two years of schooling, one can become certified as a drug and alcohol counselor. One could also work as a social and human services assistant or a recreation worker. Preparation for these careers may involve volunteer work.

Career in Social Services: Social and Human Services Assistant (02:19)

People who are attracted to social services jobs are usually outgoing and compassionate; they have good people skills and are good listeners. Personality traits include resilience and patience.

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Education and Social Services

Part of the Series : Top Careers in Two Years
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Directly or indirectly, people working in the education and social services fields make their living by helping others live better lives. This program profiles a preschool teacher, a vocational education instructor, and a school administrative assistant, as well as a drug and alcohol abuse counselor, a social and human services assistant, and a recreation worker. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. Part of the series Top Careers in Two Years. (19 minutes)

Length: 20 minutes

Item#: BVL39264

ISBN: 978-1-60467-465-1

Copyright date: ©2009

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