Careers for Geniuses & Other Gifted Types


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Big Brains=Big Bucks

Do your friends call you Einstein? Do you laugh at the ease of the New York Times crossword puzzles? Is your IQ off the chart? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your career choice has already been made. Now you need to choose an occupation. Careers for Geniuses & Other Gifted Types provides all the information you need to launch a career as a:

Commercial artist
• Business systems analyst
• Biomedical engineer
• Mission specialist
• Computer scientist
• Inventor
• Musician
• Surgeon

Inside you'll find practical advice on deciding which calling is for you, along with firsthand accounts of everyday routines, information on working conditions of selected jobs, and a list of resources to help you get your foot in the door. Let Careers for Geniuses & Other Gifted Types put you on the path to a dynamic and rewarding career.

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Editorial Reviews

For those just beginning to think about careers, or brainstorming ideas about a career change, this series offers an interest-based approach. For those who possess a sharp mind, the title on geniuses describes careers in biology, medicine, agriculture, the physical sciences, invention, engineering, computer science and math, music, and art. It describes what various specialists do, with profiles of different practitioners and information on the education and training required, earnings, and organizations to contact for further information. The Homebodies title tells about options for those interested in a home-based business such as home-based franchises, consulting and freelancing, and communications and design specialists, with profiles of individuals and lists of resources, including magazines and Web sites, for more information. The Scholars title looks at jobs in such fields as anthropology, library science, archeology, psychology, and animal behaviorism, while the Animal Lovers book offers ideas for working in shelters, as a vet or an animal trainer, conserving wildlife, and more. The authors of these new additions to an ongoing series are professional career writers (and one interviews another in the book on homebodies!), but the lengthy quotes from people working in the fields described help to give a good sense of the different professions. The books are brief and easy to read, and they offer an interesting way to start thinking about possible career paths. For schools and public libraries. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, NTC/Contemporary Publishing/VGM Career Books, 22cm, $12.95. Ages 13 toadult. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; January 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 1)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071482165
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/26/2007
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Careers for You Ser.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,460,595
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Goldberg has written extensively about careers for numerous publications and is the author of more than a dozen books on the subject.

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