Career Games & Surveys
Drive of Your Life
An interactive game from the Indiana Youth Institute, Drive of Your Life lets students custom-design their own car by answering questions about their personal interests, getting a list of careers that match those interests, and then "taking a drive" through each of those careers. Along the way, they meet real people via video working in those careers—learning about daily work life and the skills and education required.
What's Your Job Personality?
Did you ever wonder what career matches your personality? Think you're best suited to be a world-renowned novelist or a city garbage truck driver?
Paws in Jobland
A little dog named Paws gives students a tour through Jobland. Students can explore careers with Paws by completing the Job Finder career interest inventory, exploring Jobland, or using the ABC Search. Students can also take a Quiz about the jobs in Jobland. Job Finder, a 26-question career interest inventory. Job Finder highlights areas of Jobland that correspond with the student's results from the career interest inventory. Students can then click on areas to learn more about the career area. Each area shows students jobs that are related to the career area.
Virginia Career View
In the K-5 Section of Virginia Career View there is an interactive game called Career Town. Career Town has three levels with different games to learn about jobs on each level.
The US government's official web portal for kids, kids.gov provides an A–Z listing and links to more than 50 different career videos as well as interviews, games, and general career information. But watch out! This site is so rich in resources that you and your student could spend hours exploring everything from careers in brain imaging to police dog training.
Creating a Career Family Tree gives your child the chance to interview family members, asking questions about their career choices and history.
Curious Kids - Career Video
Join the Curious Kids as they explore some interesting and unusual career options with a fascinating array of people who have dared to follow their dreams. Their visits range from Florida cracker cowboys to a marine biologist working with dolphins, to a judge and dancer who've crafted successful second careers to an artist whose LEGO sculptures and books reach a global audience. The cast learns that flexibility, persistence and imagination can be good allies when it comes to considering a profession. Actor and director Craig Price gives the kids some helpful tips on what it really takes be an actor and Producer/Entertainer Rosie Emery's original song Dolphin Teach Us To Play celebrates the inspiration of dolphins.
Curious George on the Job
From South Carolina's public education station ETV, Kidswork digs a little deeper into the inner workings for a range of careers. Choosing any business in ETV's cartoon town, students can watch short video interviews with the people who work there; perform related job tasks; and learn some of the history behind various fields. While maintaining its fun factor, Kidswork is great for connecting classroom skills to real-world jobs in small doses. In this game, your student can use math to fill prescriptions as a pharmacist; practice writing slogans as a public relations specialist; and match electrical circuits as a theatrical lighting designer.
Videos about Different Jobs
Scroll through the career clusters to view videos about a variety of different jobs.
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Career One Stop
A US Department of Labor site, Career One Stop wins the prize for sheer volume with more than 500 career videos grouped by skills, industry, interest clusters, and educational requirements. Click on the Finance section, for example, and you’ll find links to videos explaining jobs ranging from actuary to teller.
Career Exploration Websites for Kids