Every day you see adults all around you on their way to work. What do they do all day? How did they know which career path to follow? What training and education do they have? Do they like their jobs? These questions are important because you will one day enter the world of work. Exploring Careers helps you answer the questions above, learn more about the jobs that interest you, and perhaps even decide on a career. Deciding on a career is like climbing a ladder: Take it one rung at a time, and you will steadily and surely get to your goal. Skip a rung or two, and you may feel shaky and unsure about reaching the top. The book is a rung on the ladder of your career decision-making and planning.
What Makes this book unique? Unlike dry reference books, Exploring Careers was written especially for you. It helps you explore career options through a unique combination of real information in an interesting style.
It helps you consider connections between your interests, favorite subjects, and possible jobs.
It features 49 detailed profiles of people at work, so you’ll feel like you’re right next to them on the job.
It offers 19 skill samplers that discuss the skills important in certain jobs, so you’ll learn if a career may be right for you.
It includes over 1,000 job descriptions with information on education, job growth, annual openings, annual earnings, and skill levels required in math, English, and science. These facts help you pinpoint jobs to consider more seriously.