Career Ideas for Teens in Law and Public Safety

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What's the most boring question adults ask teens? "So ... what do you want to be when you grow up?" If you're like many teens, your answer might be "I don't know!" It's natural to feel a bit overwhelmed when there are thousands of options available. But now is a great time to start discovering what's out there-as you go through high school and on to the next level.

Whatever your interests and abilities, there's a career out there with your name on it-something that will fulfill ...

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Overview

What's the most boring question adults ask teens? "So ... what do you want to be when you grow up?" If you're like many teens, your answer might be "I don't know!" It's natural to feel a bit overwhelmed when there are thousands of options available. But now is a great time to start discovering what's out there-as you go through high school and on to the next level.

Whatever your interests and abilities, there's a career out there with your name on it-something that will fulfill and excite you and provide a paycheck too! The Career Ideas for Teens series shows you the many opportunities available and includes questions and activities that will help you to discover your strengths and talents and find out which careers interest you. Among 10 key self-discovery questions asked are: "What Are Your Interests and Strengths?" "What Is Your Work Personality?" "Do You Have the Right Skills?" and "How Can You Find Out What a Career is Really Like?" Activities include the Work Interest Profiler, a test that reveals your work personality and which careers best fit your personality type. Each book contains at least 35 career profiles, each with a career description, relevant organizations and resources, and activity suggestions.

From providing legal services and security to law enforcement and corrections, law and public safety professionals ensure safety and order in society. Careers profiled in Career Ideas for Teens in Law and Public Safety include: Administrative law judge, Bailiff, Coroner, Correctional officer, Emergency medical technician, Fire investigator Forensic pathologist, Humane law enforcement officer, Immigration officer, Occupational health and safety specialist, Police officer, Wildland firefighter, And more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816052912
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Series: Career Ideas for Teens Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Welcome to Your Future 1
Section 1 Discover You at Work 5
Big Question #1 Who Are You? 6
Big Question #2 What Are Your Interests and Strengths? 9
Big Question #3 What Are Your Work Values? 12
Big Question #4 What Is Your Work Personality? 17
Section 2 Explore Your Options 31
Administrative Law Judge 35
Arbitrator and Mediator 38
Bailiff 40
Border Patrol Agent 42
Coroner 45
Correctional Officer 47
Court Reporter 50
Emergency Management Specialist 53
Emergency Medical Technician 56
Federal Special Agent 59
Fire Investigator 62
Fire Marshal 64
Forensic Artist 66
Forensic Nurse 68
Forensic Pathologist 70
Forensic Science Technician 72
Hazardous Materials Technician 75
Humane Law Enforcement Officer 78
Immigration Officer 80
Information Systems Security Specialist 83
Insurance Investigator 86
Judge 88
Lawyer 91
Legal Nurse Consultant 94
Municipal Firefighter 97
Occupational Health and Safety Specialist 100
Paralegal 103
Parole and Probation Officer 105
Police Officer 108
Private Investigator 111
Public Safety Dispatcher 114
Public Safety Diver 117
Recreational Services Safety Specialist 119
Wildland Firefighter 122
Wildlife Conservation Officer 125
Big Question #5 Do You Have the Right Skills? 128
More Career Ideas in Law and Public Safety 131
Big Question #6 Are You on the Right Path? 133
Section 3 Experiment with Success 137
Big Question #7 Who Knows What You Need to Know? 139
Ask the Experts 142
Big Question #8 How Can You Find Out What a Career Is Really Like? 158
Big Question #9 How Do You Know When You've Made the Right Choice? 164
Big Question #10 What's Next? 168
A Final Word 171
Appendix 173
Index 177
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