Education and Preparation

  1. How much formal education is needed in your field? What sort of special training or advanced degree is required?
  2. What are the important characteristics (personal traits/qualities) for someone entering this field?
  3. What kinds of experience do employers want?
  4. What kinds of extracurricular activities and/or volunteer experiences would be beneficial?
  5. Are there minors/electives/special knowledge and skills that would be helpful in this field?
  6. What are the most important skills someone should have to find success in this occupation?
  7. What types of part-time, full-time or summer jobs should I be doing right now that may prepare me for this career path?
  8. What personal attributes/qualities do you think are important for career success?
  9. What specific skills or personal qualities are important?