What Reality TV Can Teach You

Reality television can be about more than learning how to fist pump from the cast of 'Jersey Shore' or seeing how much money can be spent in one 'Real Housewives' shopping trip. There are some reality TV shows that can help give you an inside look at your future career field. Schools offering Teaching & Learning degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

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'Dr. G: Medical Examiner'

For any student who intends on becoming a medical examiner, this is a must-see show. Airing on Discovery Fit & Health, this show follows Dr. Jan Garavoglia, a forensic pathologist and chief medical examiner in Florida. 'Dr. G: Medical Examiner' takes viewers inside the process of finding out causes of death for people who died 'suddenly and unexpectedly' by using forensic science and technology.

'Hoarding: Buried Alive'

The TLC show 'Hoarding: Buried Alive' features individuals who suffer from a disorder where they collect a large number items and are unable to throw them away. Students pursuing degrees in psychology could be particularly interested in seeing this show and getting insight into how a psychological disorder impacts people in different ways and on different levels. Students will also get to see how therapists and professional organizers team up to try to help these people.

'Cops'

As possibly the longest running reality show on television, Fox's 'Cops' has been giving the world a closer look at police work since 1989. The show follows around various police and sheriff's departments in the U.S. and lets viewers see police activities like making arrests. Whether you want to become an actual law enforcement officer or want to pursue a related job, like being a criminal attorney, you'll surely find it interesting to see how the process works.

'Top Chef Masters'

If you're a culinary student, you should definitely be tuning into Bravo TV's 'Top Chef Masters.' The show brings together some of the industry's greatest chefs to compete in weekly challenges to help raise money for charities. You'll see these chefs competing in unique challenges under tight time constraints. While watching you'll get to see how these masters handle pressure and problem-solve, the techniques they use and other skills that have helped put them at the top.

'World's Greenest Homes'

This Planet Green TV show takes viewers on tours of eco-friendly homes all over the world, including in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, England and Germany. While watching the show you'll get to see many innovations put to use, like having a waste management plant on-site at a home, making a deck using recycled milk jugs or using geo-thermal technology to power a home. If your interests include architecture, real estate or environmental sustainability, this show will help open your eyes to some possibilities you might not have thought of before.

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