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The HUGE List of Careers for Primary Students

College and Career Readiness is a buzz phrase in education today. As teachers, our ultimate goal is to help our students become successful, productive members of society. This means we help them to know their strengths and preferences, seeking knowledge, set goals, and achieve their dreams. This tall task doesn't just fall to high school teachers... as primary teachers it's our job to begin exposing students the myriad of paths they can take in life and instill in them the notion that they can be... ANYTHING!

This list is a great place to start your study of careers!


  • Community Helpers: crossing guard, dentist, dental hygienist, doctor, firefighter, housekeeper, nurse, park ranger, police officer,  postal worker, social worker, street cleaner, surgeon, trash collector, veterinarian  
  • Education: bus driver, cafeteria worker, coach, counselor, custodian, paraprofessional, principal, professor, nurse, secretary, teacher
  • Entertainment: actor, artist, author, coach, dancer, director, film producer, museum curator, musician, singer, sports player, photographer, videographer, writer, YouTuber    
  • Government: congress representative, FBI agent, governor, judge, mayor, military, president
  • Innovation: app designer, astronaut, coder, computer specialist, engineer, scientist, video game designer, web developer
  • Service Providers: advertiser, banker, hair stylist, electrician, plumber, mechanic, zoo keeper, architect, pet groomer, fashion designer, shop owner, chef, florist, interior designer, farmer, lawyer, minister, personal trainer, accountant, childcare provider, psychologist, realtor, restaurant worker, surveyor, construction worker
  • Transportation: bus driver, cab driver, pilot, ship captain, train engineer, uber driver

Let's keep this list growing!!
Comment below with your own career ideas!!



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