My Cool Job

Mycooljob.org is designed for middle-schoolers and early high school students, to give them a taste of the real world after graduation, to show the pluses – and minuses – of real jobs.

15 full-time professionals share stories about their professional lives in an effort to demonstrate that career paths are never a straight line. Each voice allows students to meet and get honest advice from people who love what they do for a living, and find out why.

Videos in This Series

What is a Pediatrician?

I am a pediatrician in private practice, which means I have an office where parents bring in their children. I see newborn babies from when they are very little up until their college years.

What is a Paramedic?

With the Columbus Fire Department, you’re not only a paramedic, you’re also a firefighter.

What is a Nurse?

I’m a nurse, and I’ve been doing it for the past 32 years. I stared working in the emergency room. I wanted to be a doctor to begin with, but being the sixth kid of seven – and all professionals – there wasn’t enough money. So I became a nurse.

Careers in the Construction Industry

This student-made video explores careers int he construction industry.

Careers in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry

This student-made video explores careers in the hotel and restaurant industry

Physician Assistant Career

This student-made video explores the career of physician assistant.

Careers in Industrial Design

A student-made video explores the career of Industrial Design.

Careers in Physical Therapy

A student-made video explores the career of physical therapy.

Careers in Information Technology

A student-made video explores the career of Information Technology.

Careers at the Columbus Zoo

Students explore career options at the Columbus Zoo.