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Comparing careers and income


Students compare education requirements and typical incomes for different careers.

Big idea

Different careers have different pay rates, incomes, and educational requirements.

Essential questions

  • What are the salaries of some career options I might consider in the future?
  • What do high-paying careers have in common?


  • Understand that different careers have different incomes and education requirements
  • Explore the connection between income and education level

What students will do

  • Calculate and compare hourly and annual incomes of different careers.
  • Compare education requirements for different careers.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.