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New Fields and New Jobs
Careers in Environment and Conservation by Michael Shally-JensenWritten for students in high school or undergraduate programs, Careers in Environment & Conservation explores a variety of growing fields to help young adults gain a head start in learning about the many career opportunities available for those who want to pursue a career in environmental science or conservation.
Call Number: eBOOK
Publication Date: 2014-12-02
Green Careers by Jim Cassio; Alice RushPeople of all ages and backgrounds are seeking work in career fields that will help save the planet, yet many people are unaware of the variety of green careers available. This unique career guidance book, based on labor market research, covers green jobs representing almost every area of career interest. The authors' extensive experience in workforce development will help you explore tomorrow's green career options by answering such questions as: What green careers are available? What salary can I expect? What education do I need? What is the demand for this profession? How do I change to a green career? Green Careers offers clear and concise information about the emerging field of environmental jobs. Chapters include: Industry-by-industry overview of green jobs Ninety different occupations in twelve different career groups Over sixty case studies and interviews of people working in green jobs Career planning information Job search resources This book will appeal to students, career explorers, job seekers, and career and workforce development professionals. It is an indispensable guide for finding a career to feel passionate about and prospering while doing what you love. Jim Cassio is a career and workforce information consultant who has conducted hundreds of workforce studies and published occupational resource books, including Career Pathways Handbook. Alice Rush, MA, MCC, is a certified and registered career counselor and founder of CareerU#65533;--counseling for the public and Fortune 500 companies. She is author of Paid to Play and a part-time faculty member of Folsom Lake College.
Call Number: eBOOK
Publication Date: 2009-05-01
Theater Careers by Tim Donahue; Jim PattersonTheater Careers is designed to empower aspiring theater professionals to make savvy, informed decisions through a concise overview of how to prepare for and find work in the theater business. Tim Donahue and Jim Patterson offer well-researched information on various professions, salary ranges, educational and experience requirements, and other facets certain to enlighten students contemplating a theater career, as well as inform counselors, teachers, and parents of available opportunities and the demands of each path. Theater Careers offers valuable details not readily available elsewhere, including dozens of informative job descriptions surveying the impressive variety of theater careers, both on and off the stage as well as statistics on the working and earning prospects of various careers as drawn from the best sources in the business. The authors also provide thoughtful assessments of the value of education and training choices, including the most meaningful way to look at the costs of college--estimating net costs, which is seldom described elsewhere--and how to choose a school.Straightforward and objective, Theater Careers is an ideal reference for those seeking careers in the theater. Armed with this information, readers will be better equipped to pursue choices that best lead to satisfying and secure employment in the rewarding field of the dramatic arts.
Nontraditional Careers for Women and Men by Andrew Morkes; Amy McKennaWomen are making great strides regarding gender equality and equal pay in the workplace. But there are many high-paying, fast-growing fields that young women still may not be aware of as exciting career options. The U.S. Department of Labor classifies nontraditional careers for women as those in which 25 percent or less of the people working in that particular career are female. Educational requirements for these rewarding jobs range from apprenticeship training to graduate degrees. There are 22 nontraditional careers for women in the book, including Aircraft Pilots, Architects, Automotive Service Mechanics, Carpenters, Chief Executives, Chiropractors, Civil Engineers, Computer Software Engineers, Construction and Building Inspectors, Construction Managers, Cost Estimators, Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Electricians, Engineering Technicians, Firefighters, Industrial Engineers, Police Officers, Stone Workers, and Surveyors.There are also many rewarding careers that are not traditionally sought-after by male workers. This book features 9 fast-growing careers in which fewer than 20 percent of males are employed. They include Dental Hygienists, Elementary and Middle School Teachers, Health Information Management Specialists, Medical Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Paralegals, Registered Nurses, Special Education Teachers, and Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.In each career article, we provide an overview of the career and typical work environments, recommended high school classes and activities, educational requirements, personal skills, methods of exploring the career while still in high school, tips on landing a job, typical employers, information on the employment outlook and hot specialties, and contact information for professional associations (including those for female or male workers). The book also features interviews with women and men who have excelled in these careers. They provide advice to young people who are contemplating careers in nontraditional fields. Other features include photographs and useful sidebars that feature books, websites, fun facts about the field, and other helpful information.
Call Number: HD 6058 .M75 2012
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
Job U by Nicholas WymanGet ready to relearn everything you thought you knew about what a successful career path can look like. Today, unemployment hovers at a near-record high, yet 3.5 million American jobs remain unfilled. Why? Because companies simply cannot find people with the skills they actually need. The good news is that this skills gap represents unprecedented opportunities for every person seeking a successful and exciting career. But these opportunities can't be found inside the walls of the traditional classroom. Instead, they lie in the myriad of educational options that provide the technical, vocational, and soft skills on demand in today's workplace, such as: -Professional certifications: Start your career faster in fields like bioscience aviation, culinary arts, and medical technology. -Associates degrees: Increase earning potential through inexpensive 2-year programs in subjects like civil engineering, environmental science, education, and nursing. -Apprenticeships: Earn while you learn under the direct supervision of a skilled expert. Far beyond the artisan trades, today's apprenticeships can be found at companies like Volkswagen and Siemens. -Occupational learning: Refresh or reboot your skill sets through on-the-job training or online education. In Job U, you'll learn about these paths to rewarding occupations; where to find them and how to parlay them into the best paying job in any field. And along the way, you'll meet individuals of all ages who have attained their "dream jobs" through a non-traditional education: from an emergency air paramedic, to a lead mechanic of a racecar team, to an engineer of complex gas turbine generators, to a bestselling cookbook author. Whether you are recent high school or college graduate, or well along in your career journey, Job U will help you find your way to a more secure and prosperous future.
Call Number: HF5381 .W96 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-13
Green Collar Jobs by Scott M. DeitcheThis is a comprehensive yet practical guide for job seekers looking for green career opportunities. * Provides original insights and advice from professionals in green career fields * Includes web addresses for associations, discussion groups, job boards, and companies in each chapter * Lists relevant job sites and online references
Call Number: GE60 .D45 2010
Publication Date: 2010-01-22
Career Planning for Research Bioscientists by Sarah BlackfordCareer Planning for Research Bioscientists is an essential careers guide for bioscience doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. It contains a wealth of information and resources specifically targeted at research bioscientists, with practical strategies to enhance career success in an increasingly competitive job market. Advice on how to write a winning CV together with examples adapted for different jobs is presented, as well as practical exercises to assist with skills analysis and decision making. Profiles of PhD-qualified bioscienstists in a range of professions including academic research, industry, science communication, management and consultancy provide valuable insights into how others have managed their careers, and tactics such as networking and using social media demonstrate how new opportunities can be discovered. The content of this book is aimed primarily at research bioscientists, however much of the advice and information will be a useful reference for other students and researchers looking for an effective career planning strategy. A companion website with additional resources is available at www.wiley.com/go/blackford/careerplanning and you can visit Sarah Blackford s blog at www.biosciencecareers.org for more information.
Call Number: QH314 .B53 2013
Publication Date: 2012-11-28
More books for Job Opportunities
101 Careers in Healthcare Management by Leonard H. Friedman" A] digestible yet comprehensive resource describing the many career opportunities in healthcare management... and] a valuable resource for current undergraduate and graduate students as well as career changers interested in pursing a job in the healthcare management field."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Careers in health administration continue to grow despite an overall downturn in the economy. This is a field that offers tremendous job opportunities across the spectrum of healthcare delivery and payment organizations. 101 Careers in Healthcare Management is the only comprehensive guide to careers in health administration, ranging from entry-level management positions to the most senior executive opportunities. The guide clearly explains the responsibilities and duties of each of these careers and how they differ from other management jobs. It describes the integral role of healthcare administrators in creating and sustaining the systems that allow healthcare clinicians to do their best work. The book covers educational requirements, opportunities, traditional and nontraditional career pathways, and helps students assess whether they are temperamentally and intellectually suited to a career in healthcare management.Based on the most current data from the U.S. Department of Labor and professional societies in healthcare management, the guide describes careers in 14 different healthcare and related settings. These include long-term care, physician practices, commercial insurance, consulting firms, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, and biotechnology. Additionally, the book offers numerous interviews with health administrators, from those in entry-level positions to CEOs, to more vividly portray potential careers.Key Features: Presents the only comprehensive guide to all major employment opportunities in health administrationWritten in clear, jargon-free textAuthored by two senior and highly respected leaders in health administration educationIncludes interviews with many different healthcare administrators at various types of organizations
Call Number: eBOOK
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
The A-Z of Careers and Jobs by Susan HodgsonFrom accountant to zoologist, this new edition of The A-Z of Careers & Jobs offers detailed insights into more than 300 career areas. For those looking for their first job after school or university, or for anyone considering a change of career, the book provides reliable and up-to-date careers advice on a wide range of professions, covering practical issues such as job opportunities in each market, personal skills and qualities, entry qualifications and training, useful contact details and realistic salary expectations. The A-Z of Careers and Jobs is also a valuable reference for careers advisors working in schools, colleges and universities who need to keep track of new developments - new roles and routes of entry, professional associations and exams - to offer the very best guidance to today's job hunters.
Call Number: eBOOK
Publication Date: 2014-05-03
Unbeatable Résumés by Tony BesharaNeed serious help with your résumé? Turn to the employment expert Dr. Phil calls "the best of the best"! What does Tony Beshara do that most résumé "experts" don't? While the experts write résumés all day, Tony--the veteran placement specialist featured regularly on the Dr. Phil show--actually uses them to get people jobs. With Unbeatable Résumés, Tony dissects and discusses real-life résumés for jobs in a wide range of industries from healthcare to banking, construction to technology, administration to sales and marketing, and more. The book shows readers how to build a powerful résumé, utilize keywords effectively, use gaps and job changes to their advantage, and pair their résumés with concise, dynamic cover letters. He complements his expertise (he has personally placed more than 8,500 professionals) with the results of a survey of more than 3,000 managers, executives, HR specialists, and other hiring authorities about what gets résumés read, interviews granted, and jobs offered. Readers will learn: * The critical components of well-written résumé * How to ensure their résumé actually gets read... by the right people *What employers look for, and what turns them off * How to customize a résumé for a particular job * The truth about video résumés, job-search websites, and social networking sites like FaceBook, LinkedIn, andMySpace * And much more Unbeatable Résumés shows job seekers of all types how to present themselves in the best possible light...for the best possible position.
All Work, No Pay by Lauren Berger"This comprehensive guide from Intern Queen Lauren Berger shows students how to land impressive internships and get the most out of them from work experience to networking to resume building. These days, a college resume without internship experience is seen as weak and in this tough economy, recent grads need to do whatever they can to get a competitive edge in the job market. Enter Lauren Berger, aka the Intern Queen, whose next generation manual reveals insider secrets to scoring the perfect internship, building transferable skills and connections, and turning internships into job opportunities covering all the cutting-edge information students (and alternative career-changers) need to get ahead."
Call Number: HF 5381 .B3647 2012
Publication Date: 2012-01-03
Best Jobs for the 21st Century 5th Ed by Michael FarrIn just two steps, Best Jobs for the 21st Century helps readers quickly and easily focus their career options (step 1: the lists) and learn more about jobs of interest (step 2: the job descriptions). This new edition offers bonus lists showing careers with the most-improves outlook since the last edition. The book now includes information on starting wages, additional new career facts from the U.S. Department of Labor, and the latest data available for good career decision-making.
You Majored in What? by Katharine BrooksRead Katharine Brooks's posts on the Penguin Blog. Has it happened yet? Have you been asked The Question? You know the one. It's the question that haunts you from your early undergrad days to months, even years, after you graduate... "What are you going to do with that major?" Inevitably this unleashes waves of anxiety, whether you're a liberal arts student unsure what your degree has prepared you for, someone with a "practical" major whose career field is oversaturated (or just unappealing), or a recent grad still searching for inspiration. But take heart - The Question is fundamentally flawed. Your major does not equal your job! In You Majored In What?, nationally known career counselor Dr. Katharine Brooks dispels the myths and the old-fashioned thinking that can make your transition to the "real world" so daunting and chaotic. Developed from more than twenty years of teaching and guiding students to successful careers, her Wise Wanderings career coaching system helps you mine your academic and life experiences for career gold through creative yet practical techniques including visual mapping, storytelling, and experimenting. Thanks to the Wise Wanderings system, you can forget what you've been told about the job search. You don't have to know where you'll be in ten years. You don't have to have picked the perfect major. The job-finding process doesn't have to be one more burden on your already overburdened schedule. All you have to do is pay attention. Embrace the chaos. Think. Create maps. Construct small experiments. Celebrate your education. Consider possible lives. Tell stories. And start wandering. Wisely, of course. You'll be amazed at what's waiting out there for you.