About Jobs, and Unschooling
This page got too long, so I've divided it up some. There is a long list of jobs, brainstormed up by a bunch of unschoolers if you click here.
The "Jobs" page of The Big Book of Unschooling is One Click from here.
Stories about job-getting, including volunteering and having that lead to job offers (which will also include ideas for different kinds of jobs): Stories about employment
Here's an update on what my own kids (who were unschooled) are doing in late 2021.
- Kirby works at Honeywell doing computer support. They required a GED, after they waived the college requirement, and then found out he didn't have a high school diploma.
- Marty is a crime analyst and maps guy for the police department. He got a degree in economics with a minor in geography, and though the water authority where he was doing an internship asked him to stay with them, he wanted to do more with maps (of roads, more than of pipes and ditches, I guess).
- Holly works at a fancy, small vegetable farm. They used to sell at a grower's market, but now people order online, and pick their vegetables up once a week. She's involved in most aspects, and has helped train new employees. It's not full time, but it pays well.
She likes it, and enjoys the time with her employer and co-workers. She has worked there for several years, sometimes with other part-time jobs.
Repeating three places to go from here:
a long list of jobs
stories about jobs
"Jobs" / book excerpt