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Choosing a career path is a crucial first step in aligning your job with your interests, skills, and personality. Exploring various careers and organizing information about them can significantly aid in narrowing down your options and making informed decisions. Such research provides insight into the requirements and expectations of different fields, helping you understand what a career in each might entail. As you embark on this journey, think about what matters most to you in a career. Do you have a passion for building things, assisting others, working outdoors, or interacting with people? Your interests and preferences should guide your research into potential career paths.

This lesson focuses on researching careers and documenting your findings using a spreadsheet. You will learn how to format your data and use formulas to analyze and understand averages in your results. The lesson primarily utilizes Google Sheets, but the skills and concepts taught are transferable to other spreadsheet applications or even a paper chart. To get started, sign in to your Google account, open a new tab in your browser, navigate to Google.com, and ensure you are signed in. If you don’t have a Google account, take a moment to create one. Begin by opening Google Drive, create a new spreadsheet, give it a suitable name, and then proceed to the next video to start your exploration of different career paths. Now, it’s your turn to log in to your Google account, open Google Drive, create a new spreadsheet, and name it.