Green Jobs

Green Jobs

by Courtney Farrell
     
 

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Are you concerned about the safety of food and the health of the environment? Do you love to watch things grow? Maybe a green job is for you!

It is never too early to start thinking about your future! Explore the different career options within a single field with Inside the Industry. Through self-discovery and aptitude assessment, you can determine if a

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Are you concerned about the safety of food and the health of the environment? Do you love to watch things grow? Maybe a green job is for you!

It is never too early to start thinking about your future! Explore the different career options within a single field with Inside the Industry. Through self-discovery and aptitude assessment, you can determine if a particular field is right for you. Chapters discuss a typical work environment as well as what classes and levels of education are needed, what personality and skill types fit well within each job, and what the future of each market looks like for job opportunities. In addition to plenty of real-life examples and up-to-date information, the engaging text is filled with tips to help you get Inside the Industry!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—This book contains an interesting overview of jobs that fall beneath the "green" umbrella. Farrell writes in clear prose about the wide range of career opportunities that students with environmental interests can pursue. She focuses on four fields: green architect, organic farmer, professional conservationist, and alternative-energy expert. For each section, the author presents a description of the work involved, the education and experience needed, and the interpersonal skills that the job requires. Her advice and assessments are spot-on, and she clearly has experience in giving career advice. Her tone is serious, but not stultifying, and she makes no bones about the hard work required to get any of these positions. Also helpful is her analysis of the growth in various green job markets. If students can get past the generic cover, they will have a good source of career advice in their hands. A list of professional organizations, a glossary, source notes (very current), and index are included.—Denise Schmidt, San Francisco Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617148019
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Series:
Inside the Industry Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,204,867
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1050L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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