College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs: The Actual Jobs, Earnings, and Trends for Graduates of 60 College Majors

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Although directed to high school students and adults entering college, this book will be more valuable as an educator resource than as a student resource at the high school level. The major sections of the book organize careers into behavioral and medical sciences, business and administration, education, engineering, humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, and technology. Each section gives a comprehensive analysis of the activities and job outlook on five to fifteen different careers within that category. Abundant charts and graphs compare salaries for different careers. For example, the graph comparing the salaries in the environmental sciences with B.S. degrees to all B.S. degree workers at different age ranges between 25 to 29 and 65 and older would be a good resource for a mathematics lesson as well as for career counseling. Pie charts show the distribution of workers in a career for employment in the government/military, private (for-profit), nonprofit, self-employed, and education sectors. Gender differences in employment are considered, sometimes with explanation. The fact that men are six times more likely than women to be employed as clergy and other religious workers is explained by the preference of many major religions for male clergy. The student who is lacking some significant details or statistics for a report on a career will appreciate this book, but most students probably will not select it for introductory insight on a career. It is, however, a valuable resource for career counseling. VOYA CODES: 3Q 1P S A/YA (Readable without serious defects; No YA will read unless forced to for assignments; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult-marketed bookrecommended for Young Adults). 2004, Jist, 245p.; Index. Illus. Charts., Trade pb. Ages 15 to Adult.
—Lucy Schall
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593570743
  • Publisher: JIST Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 What You Need to Know About the College Investment Decision, College Success, and Career Choice 1
Chapter 1 What Pays Off in High School: Pre-College Decisions and College and Career Choices 3
Chapter 2 The Psychology of Career Choice: Assessing Abilities, Interests, and Values 21
Chapter 3 The Economics of Career Choice 41
Part 2 Behavioral and Medical Sciences 73
Chapter 4 Audiology and Speech Pathology 75
Chapter 5 Criminal Justice and Criminology 83
Chapter 6 Health and Medical Technology 91
Chapter 7 Home Economics: Dietetics, Food, and Nutrition 101
Chapter 8 Medical Preparatory Programs 111
Chapter 9 Nursing 121
Chapter 10 Parks, Recreation, Fitness, and Leisure Studies 129
Chapter 11 Pharmacy 139
Chapter 12 Physical Therapy 145
Chapter 13 Psychology 153
Chapter 14 Social Work 165
Part 3 Business and Administration 175
Chapter 15 Accounting 177
Chapter 16 Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, and Statistics 185
Chapter 17 Economics 195
Chapter 18 Financial Management 205
Chapter 19 General Business 215
Chapter 20 General Mathematics 225
Chapter 21 Marketing 235
Chapter 22 Public Administration 243
Part 4 Education 253
Chapter 23 Elementary Teacher Education 255
Chapter 24 Mathematics and Science Teacher Education 263
Chapter 25 Physical Education and Coaching 271
Chapter 26 Secondary Teacher Education 279
Chapter 27 Special Education 289
Part 5 Engineering 297
Chapter 28 Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering 299
Chapter 29 Architecture and Environmental Design 307
Chapter 30 Chemical Engineering 315
Chapter 31 Civil Engineering 323
Chapter 32 Computer Systems Engineering 333
Chapter 33 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 343
Chapter 34 Industrial Engineering 353
Chapter 35 Mechanical Engineering 363
Part 6 Humanities and Social Sciences 373
Chapter 36 Anthropology and Archaeology 375
Chapter 37 Communications 385
Chapter 38 Dramatic Arts 393
Chapter 39 English Language, Literature, and Letters 401
Chapter 40 Foreign Languages and Literature 411
Chapter 41 Geography 421
Chapter 42 History 431
Chapter 43 Journalism 437
Chapter 44 Legal Studies and Pre-Law 445
Chapter 45 Liberal Arts and General Studies 453
Chapter 46 Music and Dance 463
Chapter 47 Philosophy 473
Chapter 48 Political Science, Government, and International Relations 483
Chapter 49 Sociology 491
Chapter 50 Visual Arts 499
Part 7 Natural Sciences 509
Chapter 51 Animal Food Sciences 511
Chapter 52 Biology and Life Sciences 519
Chapter 53 Chemistry 527
Chapter 54 Forestry and Environmental Sciences 535
Chapter 55 Geology and Geophysics 545
Chapter 56 Microbiology and Biochemistry 555
Chapter 57 Physics and Astronomy 565
Chapter 58 Plant Food Sciences 575
Part 8 Technology 583
Chapter 59 Computer Science 585
Chapter 60 Data and Information Processing 595
Chapter 61 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology 605
Chapter 62 Industrial Production Technology 615
Chapter 63 Mechanical Engineering Technology 625
Index 632
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2009

    Useful organization, helps to connect the preparation to the "employment", new edition?

    The outline of this book lists employment categories first
    and relates that to college majors and concentrations.
    -Both a positive and practical approach.
    The publisher, (new since 2004 publication), did not have a new edition
    planned as of June, 2009.
    -Equally "readable" as well as a reference.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2005

    Excellent 'Real World' Book for potential collge students

    Going to College'? Ok here is a real world analysis on the change the degree will make on your financial life. I am thankful that someone asked and answered the question, what will I earn with this degree and what are others doing currently with the same degree? 4 star book no complaints.

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