Alphabetically arranged chapters guide readers through 25 different jobs, ranging from aerospace engineer to zoologist. Within each chapter, readers will find ample and varied information detailing specific work duties, the expected work environment, occupation specialties (e.g., an agricultural engineer may specialize in research, equipment or tech), educational requirements, earnings and advancement potential, and much more. The use of bullet points, shaded sidebars, tables, and an index make the material easy to navigate. Some special features include projected employment trends, “fun facts,” a typical day in the life on the job, interviews with professionals, a “snapshot” of the job, and a listing of applicable organizations readers can consult for more information. The book also includes a list of selected schools which offer highly regarded programs in the particular field. An appendix explains the “Holland Code,” which provides a useful tool to help potential job seekers match their personalities with career possibilities.
Compiled in a positive, straightforward manner, this book will appeal to those pursuing a science- or engineering-based university program, embarking on their first job search, or considering a shift into this dynamic job sector.”