Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides those interested with technical service and equipment repair with necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.
Those who want to follow the path to a career that takes them out of the office and puts them directly into nature can look to several careers that build on an interest in the natural sciences, ecology, the environment, historical preservation, archeology, and agriculture. This volume provides need-to-know information on various careers that put a whole new spin on the idea of "working in the field."
Careers Outdoors provides detailed information on 24 different career paths, including:
- Landscape Architect or Gardener
- Land Surveyor
- Golf Instruction
- Forest Ranger
- Commercial Fisherman
- Carnival & Festival Organizers
Individual chapters range in length from 3,500-4,000 words and provide real-world insight into these professions, including:
- A Day in the Life
- Work Environment
- Education & Training
- Earnings & Advancement
- Employment Outlook
- Networking Contacts
- Areas with the Highest Employment Levels
- Conversations with Real Professionals
Careers Outdoors is also enhanced with numerous charts and tables, including projections from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and median annual salaries or wages for those occupations profiled. Each chapter also notes those skills that can be applied across broad occupation categories. Interesting enhancements, like “Fun Facts”, “Famous Firsts”, and dozens of photos, add depth to the discussion. A highlight of each chapter is “Conversation With”, a two page interview with a professional working in a related job. The respondents share their personal career paths, detail potential for career advancement, offer advice for students, and include a “try this” for those interested in embarking on a career in their profession.
Back matter of this title includes a Guide to Holland Code, a General Bibliography, and a Subject Index.
This ongoing series is designed to cater high school and undergraduate college students as well as those searching for a new career, whether in the same field or a completely unrelated one. These titles examine the thriving industries and the exact careers where job seekers can excel and help them make the best decision on which career path or area of study to pursue.