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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Growing Awareness

As a kid, Andrea Carter spent hours digging in dirt. “It was a gift to be exposed to the outdoors, to farming, to where food comes from.”
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World of Books

TFK Kid Reporter Abhijay Potluri visited the Barefoot Books office, in Concord, Massachusetts, to learn about children’s book publishing.
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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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Real Talk with Juliet Markowitz

Juliet Markowitz is a concierge at the world-famous Plaza Hotel, in New York City. It’s her job to make sure guests have an unforgettable stay.
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Ant Expert

“To survive as a scientist,” entomologist Brian Fisher says, “you have to be motivated, driven, and focused.”
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Mychal Threets: Library Joy

Mychal Threets is a librarian who has more than 2 million followers on social media.
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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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Judges Rule

“The judge is the referee,” says Judge Karen Sage, of Texas. “The judge has to make sure that both sides are following the rules.”
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Cities by Design

For Katherine Perez, the most rewarding part of being an urban planner is improving lives with the projects she works on.
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Guiding Students

“There’s no greater feeling in the world than having a career that allows you to make such a positive impact on students and families.”
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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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Real Talk with Karine Jean-Pierre

Karine Jean-Pierre offered Your Hot Job a glimpse into her role as the White House press secretary.
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Lauren Shehadi: Breaking Down Baseball

Baseball commentator Lauren Shehadi says her biggest challenge is "delivering the same game, covering all 30 teams, in a unique way every day."
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Real Talk with Jerica Shackelford

Emergency management specialist Jerica Shackelford helps keep people safe and informed in the event of an emergency.
Spark of Inspiration: Charlie Enright
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Real Talk with Mike LaSala

K-9 handlers partner with police dogs. “They can track a person, find evidence, and also do a building search,” Mike LaSala says.
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Guest Star

Casey Walker comes from a family of sports fanatics. He turned his fandom into a career of making sure that fans have a great game-day experience.
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Recycling Food

A group of composters in Ohio work to recycle food waste and help the environment.
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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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Collaboration and Impact

How will you make your mark? Hear from fashion designer Kim Shui, racing driver Jamie Chadwick, and others.
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Jonathon Heyward on Classical Music

Jonathon Heyward fell in love with classical music at age 10. Now he's a conductor for three major orchestras.
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Prince Gyasi: Finding Your Style

Prince Gyasi is a visual artist. His work combines painting and photography.
Spark of Inspiration: Isabelle Boemeke
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Sirens On

Daniel Matthews responds to medical emergencies in his job as a paramedic.
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Outside Work

Mia Tramz pivoted her career from the media business to agriculture. Find out why and how she did it.
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Fighting Fires

Hear from Jason Caraballo, a firefighter at Station 1 in Yonkers, New York.
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Meetup with Carlee Bohannon

Kids spoke live with marine biologist Carlee Bohannon. Watch the replay.
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Home Away from Home

As a child, Catherine Lee spent a lot of time in hotels. Now, she manages one.
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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.
Spark of Inspiration: Vanessa E. Wyche
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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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Meetup with Joan Melendez Misner

Kids spoke live with NASA aerospace integration engineer Joan Melendez Misner. Watch the replay.
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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.”
Spark of Inspiration: Drew Mascotti