Many high schools students are thinking about their next soccer game or that dreaded upcoming math test. The thought of a potential career path isn’t necessarily at the forefront of their minds. We want our students to be well prepared for life after school no matter what they decide to do.

One of our incredible teachers, Chris Peterson teaches a Career Exploration class here at BlueSky that has been incredibly successful in inspiring kids to look into the future and their potential career path.

She has built a creative and fun way to engage students and open their eyes to the possibilities the world offers. The world is quickly changing and we are committed to keeping up with those changes in our curriculums.

Below we’ve included an example of a Question of The Day she uses in her Career Exploration class.

A YouTuber with over 1.4 million views a month can expect to earn about $_______ in monthly income.

Answer: $1,400

Questions:

  • Have you or any friends created a YouTube channel and built an audience?
  • 3% of YouTubers get 90% of YouTube views. What do you think demonstrates about popularity on the internet?
  • How do you decide what to watch on YouTube? How do you find about popular videos that might be of interest to you?
  • Do you think $1,400 a month is enough for an independent adult to live on?

Behind the numbers (Inc. Magazine):

Do you dream of making it big on YouTube, posting to an adoring audience every day, and quitting your day job to live off your share of the ad revenue? You might make it big, and you might even have millions of fans. But unless your audience reaches into the tens of millions every month, you probably can’t quit your day job…But before you can really cash in on sponsorships, you need to build up a very large subscriber base. Subscribers are obviously a lot harder to get than views. According to The Economist, influencers with at least 100,000 subscribers on YouTube can get an average of $12,500 for a sponsored post, with payments going up rapidly if you have one million subscribers or more.

If you’re considering online schooling for yourself or your child, learn more about us by visiting our website us or contacting us directly! We’d love to talk to you about whether BlueSky would be a good fit.