Create an Evaluation Matrix Chart in Excel that will let you compare the 3 careers/positions at technology companies side by side on each criterion. 

What should be in the matrix are the 3 technology careers/positions (i.e. system analysis, software engineer, help desk technician) to evaluate, the 5 criteria to be used, and how you personally weigh each criterion. Divide 100 points among the criteria, with the highest number of points going to the criteria that is most important to you.

An example of the matrix is in this section as an attachment.  Watch videos below for guidance.  Additional Resources available under section.

Do not forget to record your sources. 

Look up the criteria for each of your careers/professions on the Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook at and O*Net

All Students must use these criteria in your chart.  See Below.

  1. Salary
  2. Education/Certification
  3. Career Outlook (what percentage of jobs will be available in the future)
  4. Duties
  5. Work Schedule
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