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VOYAAlthough 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.