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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071411561
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/11/2004
  • Series: Careers in... Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Preface ix
Chapter 1 Careers and Science 1
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 2 Choosing a Field of Science 25
Personality and Career Choice
Other Factors Affecting Career Choice
The Fields of Science
Have You Chosen?
The Right Job
Chapter 3 Getting There 43
Level 0 High School Preparation
Level 1 The Two-Year Education
Level 2 The Four-Year Education
Level 3 The Master's Degree
Level 4 The Doctorate
Paying for School
Chapter 4 Careers in Helping and Social Sciences 63
Helping Sciences
Social Sciences
Organizations for Helping and Social Scientists
Chapter 5 Careers in Life Sciences 87
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 6 Careers in Earth Sciences 109
Geography
Geology
Geophysics
Hydrology
Oceanography
Meteorology
Hot Spots
Careers on Campus
Careers in Industry
Careers in Government
Organizations for Earth Scientists
Chapter 7 Careers in Physical Sciences 123
Chemistry
Physics
Materials Science
Hot Spots
Careers on Campus
Careers in Industry
Careers in Government
Organizations for Physical Scientists
Chapter 8 Careers in Space Sciences 135
Astronomy
Hot Spots
Careers on Campus
Careers in Industry
Careers in Government
Organizations for Space Scientists
Chapter 9 Careers in Engineering 147
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 10 Careers in Mathematics and Computer Sciences 171
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 11 Careers in and Around Government 191
Federal Employment System
GS Grade System
Congressional Fellows
Lobbyists
Chapter 12 Finding Jobs 199
Resumes
Contacts
Campus Placement Offices
Inquiries
Professional Societies
Job Ads
Using the Internet
Bibliography 209
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