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Consumer Economics Services Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students will gain a better understanding of personal finance which will help them move into adulthood making more informed monetary decisions, realizing a greater potential for personal wealth, and fostering a stronger state and national economy.

You Will Learn
  • How to manage money and make wise decisions.
  • Be engaged in establishing career goals that will provide adequate income and personal fulfillment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of personal financial planning and sound money management skills.
  • Accept responsibility for and understand personal and societal consequences of financial decisions.

  • The course includes lessons on:
  • Planning and goals
  • Income
  • Career preparation
  • Money management
  • Spending and credit
  • Saving and investing
  • Consumer protection
  • Risk management

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Consumer Economics - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) is the Student Leadership Organization for Business Education. FBLA provides students with opportunities for leadership, community involvement, business partnerships, and competition with other students in events ranging from Public Speaking to Job interview to Parliamentary Procedures.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training

 

Sample Occupations
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Consumer Consultant
  • Consumer Economist
  • Credit Counselor
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
  • Financial Planner
  • Product Developer
  • Product Researcher
Workforce Trends
During the next decade, a growing number of personal financial advisors will be needed to assist the millions of workers who are expected to retire. Therefore, this occupation is projected to grow over 41% during this period.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition

Utah Wage
For information on salary projections, labor market demand, and training options, log on to www.utahfutures.org.

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