Have you ever wondered what you might want to do for the rest of your life? Have you thought about your "dream job?" Do you have any idea what it takes to get there? Are you headed in the right direction?
Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs. From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors, Lipizzaner stallion trainers and special effects wizards, Real Life 101 takes you "on the job" so you can see for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed!
Join hosts Jillian, Shawn and Gracey every week as they explore new professions in the exciting world of work. It's a half-hour of thought-provoking, eye-opening fun and entertainment!
Rated High for Educational Content by the
University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Where can you find Real Life 101?
Our show is syndicated, which means it may appear on many different TV stations on different days at different times. Check your local listings to find out exactly when and where Real Life 101 appears in your area; we recommend starting with our Station List to give your search a jump start!
Week of August 18, 2014
If you like working with numbers, you’re going to love our first two careers! Shawn will meet a biostatistician who analyzes data and uses the findings to make advances in medicine and healthcare that benefit us all. Ever heard of an actuary? Gracey found out they analyze numbers to determine the risk of uncertain future events, such as hurricanes or automobile accidents to calculate insurance rates. Then we’ll change gears, when Shawn talks with a social worker who works in hospitals with patients to assist them on their continued path to recovery.
Week of August 25, 2014
Gracey will start off by introducing us to a CPA where she’ll learn how he was drawn to this career even though in high school he had no interest in accounting! Keeping memories alive and preserving documents is important whether it is an historic document or article or pictures of you and your friends. Shawn will talk to a digital archivist who gives us a glimpse into this career in library science. And if you’re into makeup, you’ll find there are lots of job opportunities when Gracey meets up with a makeup artist who specializes in weddings and TV.