Gr 7 Up-If students can overlook the sometimes redundant text and the slightly didactic tone, they will find this book helpful and full of tips about the field. A definition of IT and its relationship to computers leads into a list of the numerous related fields. Comprehensive, detailed descriptions of each specialty provide insight on what to expect when pursuing a job, as well as the necessary educational requirements. Information is provided about areas such as communications, computer programming, database management, and security. The section on the Internet and Intranet carefully explains the differences between the two, while the one on networks describes how these systems work and their relationship to communications. A chapter addressing necessary skills for IT-related careers and actual help-wanted ads provides further understanding of the job world, while another section discusses what pay and benefits to expect. Several interviews with professionals and thoughts about equal-opportunity employment and working from home are also included. A list of contacts for more information and a comprehensive index appear at the end. A logically organized and easy-to-use guide.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.