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Chapter 1 The World of Work
Why Do People Work?
People expect to receive something
in return for their efforts. That something
could be personal satisfaction or personal
gain. Other reasons for working include
a sense of obligation, commitment to a
goal, or a sense of pride. For most people,
earning money or an income is the reason
Work Provides Income
Income is the money a person receives
for doing a job or from a return on an
investment. The desire to make a profi t
and earn a good living is called a profi t
motive. With this money, people buy things
they need or want.
While you are still in school, you may
have a part-time job. If so, it probably would
allow you to earn spending money and
save some money for the future. After you
graduate from high school or college, you
will probably fi nd that you must have a
full-time job to meet your needs. A need is
something you must have in order to live.
Career Ladder for Interior Design Careers
No High School
of interior design
Figure 1-1. This career ladder shows different
choices at each step that individuals can make to
advance in the interior design field.
Success in school paves the way for future success in your career.