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Careers in Science / Edition 4

Careers in Science / Edition 4

by Thomas Easton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071411569

ISBN-13: 9780071411561

Pub. Date: 03/11/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

The field of science is one of the most rewarding career paths a person can take. Not only is funding for research and technology on the rise, but those in science more often than not contribute to better and longer lives for their fellow human beings. From medical research to environmental remediation, science is a fast-expanding field. And it's also getting more

Overview

The field of science is one of the most rewarding career paths a person can take. Not only is funding for research and technology on the rise, but those in science more often than not contribute to better and longer lives for their fellow human beings. From medical research to environmental remediation, science is a fast-expanding field. And it's also getting more competitive. Before you invest your time, money, and effort in pursuing a career in science, let this handy guide provide you with an accurate portrayal of what various specialties entail, as well as tips for finding the job that's right for you. With its detailed descriptions of all facets of the field, Careers in Science will prepare you for what to expect and what to project in order to succeed, no matter which path you choose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071411561
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/11/2004
Series:
Careers in... Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefaceix
Chapter 1Careers and Science1
Jobs Versus Careers
What Is Science?
Science and Ethics
Science and Survival
Who Are the Scientists?
The Scientist's Character
Employment in Science and Engineering
Women and Minorities
Chapter 2Choosing a Field of Science25
Personality and Career Choice
Other Factors Affecting Career Choice
The Fields of Science
Have You Chosen?
The Right Job
Chapter 3Getting There43
Level 0High School Preparation
Level 1The Two-Year Education
Level 2The Four-Year Education
Level 3The Master's Degree
Level 4The Doctorate
Paying for School
Chapter 4Careers in Helping and Social Sciences63
Helping Sciences
Social Sciences
Organizations for Helping and Social Scientists
Chapter 5Careers in Life Sciences87
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Conservation Science and Forestry
Biological and Medical Sciences
Science Technicians
Hot Spots
Careers on Campus
Careers in Industry
Careers in Government
Organizations for Life Scientists
Chapter 6Careers in Earth Sciences109
Geography
Geology
Geophysics
Hydrology
Oceanography
Meteorology
Hot Spots
Careers on Campus
Careers in Industry
Careers in Government
Organizations for Earth Scientists
Chapter 7Careers in Physical Sciences123
Chemistry
Physics
Materials Science
Hot Spots
Careers on Campus
Careers in Industry
Careers in Government
Organizations for Physical Scientists
Chapter 8Careers in Space Sciences135
Astronomy
Hot Spots
Careers on Campus
Careers in Industry
Careers in Government
Organizations for Space Scientists
Chapter 9Careers in Engineering147
Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Surveying, Cartography, and Photogrammetry
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Hardware Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Geological Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Engineering Technicians and Technologists
Hot Spots
Careers on Campus
Careers in Industry
Careers in Government
Organizations for Engineers
Chapter 10Careers in Mathematics and Computer Sciences171
Mathematics
Statistics
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Bookkeeping
Computer Science
Computer Operations
Computer Programming
Computer Software Engineering
Systems Analysis and Database Administration
Computer Service
Computer Support and Systems Administration
Operations Research
Hot Spots
Careers on Campus
Careers in Industry
Careers in Government
Organizations for Mathematicians and Computer Scientists
Chapter 11Careers in and Around Government191
Federal Employment System
GS Grade System
Congressional Fellows
Lobbyists
Chapter 12Finding Jobs199
Resumes
Contacts
Campus Placement Offices
Inquiries
Professional Societies
Job Ads
Using the Internet
Bibliography209

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