This Is Your 🔥 Job

Find your future. What do you want to be? You don’t have to decide just yet—there’s an entire world of career options waiting for you.
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A Day at Work: Tour Guides

Francisco Jimenez Avolio and Markel Corral work as tour guides in San Sebastián, Spain.
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Check It Out: Public Service

Are you interested in a career in public service? This list of things to read, watch, and listen to will inspire you.
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Real Talk with Constance Hoffman

“I love that there’s always a sense of discovery, even if I'm doing a production for the third time. It's always new, and it allows me to keep learning.”
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At Your Service

“You have the power to make the customer’s experience unique,” says restaurant manager Juan Perez. “That’s one of the things I love most.”
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Alyssa-Amor Gibbons on Becoming an Architect

Alyssa-Amor Gibbons is an architect who designs buildings that keep people safe during storms.
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Humza Yousaf on Being the First

Humza Yousaf is the First Minister of Scotland. He was the first Muslim politician elected to lead a Western democracy.
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Real Talk with Maria Houle

“We need to change the view that construction management is a blue-collar job. It is a professional business. And we need more women in it.”
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Girl Power

Melinda French Gates discusses her work helping women and girls, and how kids can aspire to a career aiding others.
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Party On!

Event planner Andrea Caldwell helps clients host “super memorable” parties, conferences, and other special gatherings worldwide.
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Gone Bananas

Brynnan Norris arranges travel for Savannah Bananas baseball players. “If I can make their travel days easy, that is a huge win in my book.”
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Meetup with Daniela Amodei

Kids spoke live with president and cofounder of Anthropic, Daniela Amodei. Watch the replay.
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A Day at Work: Museum Guide

At the Intrepid Museum, Jonathan Milard explores themes of aviation, space science, and history, to ignite students’ curiosity.
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Hospitality in the Skies

A flight attendant's job takes them all over the world. Hear from Jenessa Andrea, of United Airlines.
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Team Leader

“You do not have to be a tech wiz to work in technology. Maybe you have a great tech idea and you found a company to hire the people that bring that idea to life.”
Spark of Inspiration: Charlie Enright
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Healing the Community

“The population is getting older. We need healthcare providers that can provide excellent care in the communities they serve.”
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The Kids’ Dentist

“When kids come in and they have a toothache, being able to get them out of that pain is super important.”
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Drawing Up Creativity

“I was lucky because I had an adult in my life who saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. Now I have an amazing, awesome job doing what I love.”
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Ask Me Anything: Dr. Katie Berlacher

Do you want to be a doctor? What does it take to become one? Talk to cardiologist Dr. Katie Berlacher.
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Getting Into Character

“When I was 10 years old, I watched women who were ventriloquists and puppeteers. When I saw them tell stories with their puppets and bring them to life, my imagination ran wild!”
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Into the Kitchen

“I get to hang out with my grandmother. I get to make videos of food, which means I get to eat the food. It’s such an amazing thing.”
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Adding Up

“I think people have a misconception about accountants, that they crunch numbers in a dark room and never talk to people. And that’s just not true.”
Spark of Inspiration: Isabelle Boemeke
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Twists and Turns

“My job has been about relationships. I got to learn a lot by getting everyone’s input.”
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Counter Culture

TFK Kid Reporter Harper Carroll asks pastry chef Joanne Chang about starting and running a successful string of bakeries.
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Seriously Funny

“People told me I had to choose one or the other, and I said, ‘No, I love them both.’ If you like multiple things, there are ways to combine them all. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.”
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Meetup with Carlee Bohannon

Kids spoke live with marine biologist Carlee Bohannon. Watch the replay.
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A Day at Work: Registered Nurse

Eddie Rhee is an intensive-care unit nurse at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey. It’s his job to make sure his patients are taken care of.
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Driving Change

“Cars are a cornerstone of American society. I think anything we can do to make them less harmful to the environment is a worthwhile pursuit.”
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Real Talk with Justina Miles

“I grew up watching family members perform at various places, and ended up joining them, as well as participating in dance programs myself. I pursued every opportunity where I could be onstage to radiate my energy.”
Spark of Inspiration: Vanessa E. Wyche
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Real Talk with JP Bergmann

“I grew up on an olive orchard. And my dad is a geologist. That combination, and also living in this region of California, got me interested in agriculture.”
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Real Talk with Dr. Maya

“It’s very much a passion. But it’s also a desire for knowledge. The quest for knowledge about food is so incredibly intriguing that I could research the ins and outs of ice cream all day.”
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The Business of Bees

“Combine sustainability and innovation. Be good to yourself. Be good to nature. That’s how life should go on.”
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Meetup with Joan Melendez Misner

Kids spoke live with NASA aerospace integration engineer Joan Melendez Misner. Watch the replay.
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NASA’s Dirt Guy

“We have lawyers, we have doctors, we have business people, we have educators. Just a slew of possible careers at NASA. We’re not all aerospace engineers.”
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An Advocate for Kids’ Health

“As a physician, you have the opportunity to impact children’s health not just in the exam room but by using your voice as an advocate.”
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Real Talk with Joshua Edwards

Joshua Edwards started his career working in courtrooms. Now he does captioning in theaters, college classrooms, and concert halls.
Spark of Inspiration: Drew Mascotti