Career Ideas for Teens in the Arts and Communications

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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.

Whether you have the urge to wtite, perform, design, or otherwise create and communicate, Career Ideas for Teens in the Arts and Communications is your tool for learning about opportunities in this exciting field. Careers covered include: Actor, Animator, Choreographer, Development officer, Editor, Film director, Journalist, Lobbyist, Photographer, Technical writer, Webmaster, And more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816069187
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Career Ideas for Teens Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,028,090
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (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
Actor 35
Animator 37
Art Director 39
Art Therapist 41
Arts Administrator 43
Arts Teacher 45
Broadcast Technician 47
CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Technician 49
Choreographer 51
Cinematographer 53
Commercial Artist 55
Corporate Communications Director 57
Costume Designer 59
Dancer 62
Development Director 64
Editor 66
Fashion Designer 69
Film Director 71
Graphic Designer 73
Illustrator 75
Interior Designer 77
Journalist 80
Lighting Technician 82
Lobbyist 84
Museum Curator 86
Music Composer 89
Musician 91
Photographer 93
Printer 95
Public Relations Specialist 97
Publisher 99
Scriptwriter 101
Set and Exhibit Designer 103
Technical Writer 105
Webmaster 107
Writer 110
Big Question #5 Do You Have the Right Skills? 112
More Career Ideas in the Arts and Communications 115
Big Question #6 Are You on the Right Path? 117
Section 3 Experiment with Success 121
Big Question #7 Who Knows What You Need to Know? 123
Ask the Experts 126
Big Question #8 How Can You Find Out What a Career Is Really Like? 144
Big Question #9 How Do You Know When You've Made the Right Choice? 150
Big Question #10 What's Next? 154
A Final Word 157
Appendix 159
Index 163
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