My Career Guide

By: Treasa McHugh

Design for the Hearing and Vision Impaired

When you have a design job, you have to make things look nice, but also be functional. For this job, you are responsible for designing safe things for people who can't hear or see. For example, you might have to put in braille for a person who can't see.

For education, you'll need to major/ get training in interior design, and learn how to read braille, and know how to design for these kinds of people.

The top 10 percent of workers make more than $86,430 a year.

An interesting thing about this career is that you get to design a living space for people who aren't as lucky with their abilities as you are. You have to think about how they have to live, and I think that this would be really cool.

Pastry Chef

Pastry Chefs create baked goods, including bread, cake, and and cookies. If I had this job, I would focus on trying to make baked goods healthy, but still delicious.

Taking classes in culinary arts and skills in the kitchen will be very helpful, and an apprenticeship is also recommended.

Chefs- on average- make about $24,000 a year.

I think this is an interesting job because it's like you're making edible art. It's about the nutrition, deliciousness, and presentation.

Event Coordinator

Event Coordinators are responsible for planning all the little details of parties, weddings, charity events, trade shows, etc. They need to get all the finances together, book the entertainment, get catering, sample food, plan the seating by visiting the venue, select the backdrops, and plan the guest list. (That's not all, though...)

To have this job, you need training in "event planning and management."

The pay from this job will range from $32,000 and $48,000.

I think the most interesting part of this job would be to see all your preparations come together into something really cool. And, for example, if you designed a wedding, you would get to plan the most special day of a relationship! That would be so amazing.