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America's Top Jobs for People Re-Entering the Workforce: 85 Opportunities for Jump-Starting Your Career


This book reveals a wealth of job opportunities for individuals who are restarting a career, changing careers, or simply looking for work in areas that require limited direct work experience.

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This book reveals a wealth of job opportunities for individuals who are restarting a career, changing careers, or simply looking for work in areas that require limited direct work experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570232268
  • Publisher: Impact Publications VA
  • Publication date: 7/15/2005
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Jobs and Re-Entering the Workforce 1
Facing Two Challenges 1
Useful Resources 2
Your Unique Circumstances 4
Consider New Options 4
Identify the "Best" Jobs for You 10
Look for Exciting New Occupations 13
Implications of Future Trends for You 14
The Case of Ex-Offenders 16
2 Education Occupations 17
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 18
Childcare Workers 20
Instructional Coordinators 24
Librarians 26
Library Technicians 29
Teacher Assistants 31
Teachers - Adult Literacy and Remedial 34
Teachers - Postsecondary 36
Teachers - Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary 39
Teachers - Special Education 43
3 Health and Medical Care Jobs 47
Breaking In 47
Hot Career Fields 48
Good Pay and Promising Growth 49
Coming Changes 49
Top Jobs 50
Useful Resources 50
Dental Assistants 53
Dental Hygienists 54
Medical Assistants 56
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 58
Occupational Therapists 59
Occupational Therapist Aides 61
Occupational Therapist Assistants 62
Personal and Home Care Aides 64
Physical Therapists 66
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 68
Physician Assistants 69
Registered Nurses 71
Respiratory Therapists 73
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 75
4 Government, Legal, and Security Occupations 77
Qualifications 77
Useful Resources 78
Correctional Officers 82
Court Reporters 85
Firefighters 88
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 92
Police and Detectives 95
Postal Service Workers 98
Security Guards 101
5 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 104
Bill and Account Collectors 105
Customer Service Representatives 106
Financial Clerks 109
Information and Record Clerks 110
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 114
6 Sales and Related Occupations 118
Qualifications and Education 118
Earnings Expectations 119
Advertising Sales Agents 119
Insurance Sales Agents 121
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents 122
Retail Salespersons 123
Sales Representatives, Wholesale, and Manufacturing 125
Travel Agents 127
7 Sports, Entertainment, and Media Jobs 130
Glamour Jobs 130
Useful Resources 131
Actors 134
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers 136
Artists and Related Workers 139
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators 141
Designers 143
Desktop Publishers 147
Gaming Services 149
Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers 151
Photographers 154
Public Relations Specialists 156
Recreation and Fitness Workers 158
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors 162
8 Construction Trades and Related Jobs 164
Turnover Occupations 164
Useful Online Resources 165
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons 166
Carpenters 168
Construction and Building Inspectors 170
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers 172
Glaziers 175
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 177
Insulation Workers 179
Painters and Paperhangers 181
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 183
Sheet Metal Workers 186
Structural and Reinforcing Iron and Metal Workers 188
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 191
Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 192
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 195
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 198
Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 201
Home Appliance Repairers 204
Line Installers and Repairers 207
Maintenance and Repair Workers 211
Small Engine Mechanics 213
10 Production Occupations 216
Computer-Control Programmers and Operators 217
Food-Processing Occupations 220
Machinists 225
Tool and Die Makers 227
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers 230
11 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 234
Bus Drivers 235
Cargo and Freight Agents 238
Material Moving Occupations 239
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 241
Truck Drivers 245
Index to Jobs 249
The Authors 251
Career Resources 253
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