Guide to Your Career

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Launching a satisfying career takes more than simply knowing what interests you. Besides considering what you like to do, you must also recognize how you like to do it. In other words, you need to identify your career style, and Guide to Your Career will help you do just that! The book features a career-indicator questionnaire to help you match your interests and style to your ideal job, as well as comprehensive profiles of many of today’s hottest careers.

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Overview

Launching a satisfying career takes more than simply knowing what interests you. Besides considering what you like to do, you must also recognize how you like to do it. In other words, you need to identify your career style, and Guide to Your Career will help you do just that! The book features a career-indicator questionnaire to help you match your interests and style to your ideal job, as well as comprehensive profiles of many of today’s hottest careers.

Guide to Your Career includes descriptions of 240 professions in a wide range of fields, including business, law, design, sports, entertainment, and more. We bring you real reports from professionals in each field and crucial stats about each career including average salaries, hours worked per week, education and training required, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375765612
  • Publisher: Random House Information Group
  • Publication date: 5/9/2006
  • Series: Career Guides
  • Edition description: 6TH
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction........................................................................................ Xiii
Part I: Career Creation .......................................................... 1
Chapter 1: Finding A Career You Love .............................................. 3
Chapter 2: The Birkman Method ......................................................... 9
Chapter 3: Applying Your Memories ............................................... 25
Chapter 4: Interviewing As An Art Form ....................................... 43
Part II: Career Options .......................................................... 57
Chapter 5: Key To The Careers .......................................................... 59
Chapter 6: The Red Careers ............................................................... 67
Aerospace Engineer ...................................................................................................... 68
Architect .................................................................................................................... 70
Astronaut ................................................................................................................... 72
Auto Mechanic ............................................................................................................ 74
Avionics Technician ...................................................................................................... 76
Baseball Player .......................................................................................................... 78
Biochemist.................................................................................................................. 80
Biologist .................................................................................................................... 82
Carpenter ................................................................................................................... 84
Caterer ...................................................................................................................... 86
Chef ........................................................................................................................... 88
Chemical Engineer ....................................................................................................... 90
Chemist ...................................................................................................................... 92
Civil Engineer .............................................................................................................. 94
Computer Engineer ...................................................................................................... 96
Computer/Programmer ................................................................................................. 98
Construction Manager/Constructor ........................................................................... 100
Corrections Officer ................................................................................................... 102
Criminologist ............................................................................................................ 104
Detective/Private Investigator .................................................................................... 106
Developer ................................................................................................................. 108
Ecologist .................................................................................................................. 110
Electrical Engineer .................................................................................................... 112
Electrician ................................................................................................................ 114
Entrepreneur ............................................................................................................ 116
Environmentalist/Environmental Scientist .................................................................... 118
Farmer ..................................................................................................................... 120
Fbi Agent ................................................................................................................. 122
Firefighter ................................................................................................................ 124
Geologist .................................................................................................................. 126
Geophysicist .............................................................................................................. 128
Hazardous Waste Manager ........................................................................................ 130
Industrial Engineer .................................................................................................... 132
Machinist .................................................................................................................. 134
Manufacturing Executive ............................................................................................ 136
Mathematician ........................................................................................................... 138
Media Planner .......................................................................................................... 140
Military Officer ........................................................................................................ 142
Network Engineer ...................................................................................................... 144
Nuclear Engineer ...................................................................................................... 146
Organization Development Consultant ......................................................................... 148
Paramedic ................................................................................................................. 150
Park Ranger ............................................................................................................. 152
Petroleum Engineer ................................................................................................... 154
Physician Assistant .................................................................................................... 156
Physicist ................................................................................................................... 158
Pilot ........................................................................................................................ 160
Plastics Manufacturer .............................................................................................. 162
Police Officer/Manager ............................................................................................. 164
Political Campaign Worker ........................................................................................ 166
Power Plant Manager ............................................................................................... 168
Printer ..................................................................................................................... 170
Production Manager .................................................................................................. 172
Quality Assurance Engineer ....................................................................................... 174
Quality Control Manager .......................................................................................... 176
Radio Producer ......................................................................................................... 178
Robotics Engineer ...................................................................................................... 180
Software Developer ................................................................................................... 182
Sports Manager ........................................................................................................ 184
Stage Technician ........................................................................................................ 186
Statistician ............................................................................................................... 188
Structural Engineer .................................................................................................. 190
Systems Administrator ............................................................................................... 192
Systems Analyst ........................................................................................................ 194
Technical Support Specialist ...................................................................................... 196
Technician ................................................................................................................. 198
Television Producer ................................................................................................... 200
Textile Manufacturer ................................................................................................ 202
Training Specialist ..................................................................................................... 204
Veterinarian .............................................................................................................. 206
Web Programmer ...................................................................................................... 208
Webmaster ................................................................................................................ 210
Zoologist .................................................................................................................. 212
Chapter 7: The Green Careers ........................................................ 215
Advertising Executive ................................................................................................. 216
Agent ....................................................................................................................... 218
Art Dealer ............................................................................................................... 220
Attorney ................................................................................................................... 222
Auctioneer ................................................................................................................ 224
Auto Salesperson ...................................................................................................... 226
Bank Officer ............................................................................................................. 228
Bar/Club Manager .................................................................................................... 230
Benefits Administrator ............................................................................................... 232
Buyer ....................................................................................................................... 234
Clothing/Jewelry/Cosmetics Generalist ....................................................................... 236
Coach ....................................................................................................................... 238
Diplomat/Attache/Foreign Service Officer .................................................................... 240
Fundraiser/Institutional Solicitor .............................................................................. 242
Hotel Manager .......................................................................................................... 244
Insurance Agent/Broker ............................................................................................. 246
Investment Banker ..................................................................................................... 248
Labor Relations Specialist ......................................................................................... 250
Lobbyist .................................................................................................................... 252
Marketing Executive .................................................................................................. 254
Music Executive ......................................................................................................... 256
Performing Arts Administrator .................................................................................. 258
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative .......................................................................... 260
Political Aide ............................................................................................................ 262
Politician .................................................................................................................. 264
Promoter .................................................................................................................. 266
Property Manager ..................................................................................................... 268
Publicist ................................................................................................................... 270
Real Estate Agent/Broker .......................................................................................... 272
Restaurateur ............................................................................................................ 274
Retail Salesperson .................................................................................................... 276
Service Sales Representative ...................................................................................... 278
Small Business Owner ............................................................................................... 280
Stockbroker .............................................................................................................. 282
Telecommunications Specialist .................................................................................... 284
Television Reporter ................................................................................................... 286
Trader ...................................................................................................................... 288
Translator/Interpreter .............................................................................................. 290
Venture Capitalist ..................................................................................................... 292
Wedding Consultant .................................................................................................. 294
Chapter 8: The Yellow Careers...................................................... 297
Accountant/Auditor ................................................................................................... 298
Actuary .................................................................................................................... 300
Astronomer .............................................................................................................. 302
Bookkeeper ............................................................................................................... 304
Business Valuator ..................................................................................................... 306
Corporate Lawyer ..................................................................................................... 308
Court Reporter ......................................................................................................... 310
Dental Lab Technician ................................................................................................ 312
Economist ................................................................................................................. 314
Financial Aid Officer .................................................................................................. 316
Financial Analyst ....................................................................................................... 318
Financial Planner ...................................................................................................... 320
Food Service Manager ............................................................................................... 322
Foreign Exchange Trader ............................................................................................ 324
Geneticist ................................................................................................................. 326
Health Care Administrator ......................................................................................... 328
Hospital Administrator .............................................................................................. 330
Internet/Intranet Technologies Manager ..................................................................... 332
Office Manager ......................................................................................................... 334
Research Technician ................................................................................................... 336
Sommelier ................................................................................................................. 338
Surveyor .................................................................................................................. 340
Chapter 9: The Blue Careers ........................................................... 343
Actor ....................................................................................................................... 344
Animator ................................................................................................................... 346
Anthropologist ......................................................................................................... 348
Antiques Dealer ........................................................................................................ 350
Archaeologist ........................................................................................................... 352
Artist ....................................................................................................................... 354
Book Publishing Professional ..................................................................................... 356
Career Counselor ...................................................................................................... 358
Child Care Worker .................................................................................................... 360
Chiropractor ............................................................................................................ 362
City Planner ............................................................................................................. 364
Clergy—Priest, Rabbi, And Minister ........................................................................... 366
College Administrator ............................................................................................... 368
Comedian .................................................................................................................. 370
Cosmetologist ........................................................................................................... 372
Curator .................................................................................................................... 374
Dentist ..................................................................................................................... 376
Digital Artist ............................................................................................................ 378
Disc Jockey ............................................................................................................... 380
Editor ...................................................................................................................... 382
Fashion Designer ....................................................................................................... 384
Film Director ............................................................................................................ 386
Film Editor ............................................................................................................... 388
Florist ..................................................................................................................... 390
Graphic Designer ....................................................................................................... 392
Guidance Counselor ................................................................................................... 394
Hospice Nurse ........................................................................................................... 396
Human Resources Manager ........................................................................................ 398
Interior Designer ...................................................................................................... 400
Inventor ................................................................................................................... 402
Journalist ................................................................................................................ 404
Landscape Architect .................................................................................................. 406
Librarian .................................................................................................................. 408
Management Consultant ............................................................................................. 410
Market Researcher .................................................................................................... 412
Media Specialist ........................................................................................................ 414
Mediator .................................................................................................................. 416
Musician ................................................................................................................... 418
Nurse ....................................................................................................................... 420
Nutritionist .............................................................................................................. 422
Occupational Therapist .............................................................................................. 424
Optometrist .............................................................................................................. 426
Paralegal ................................................................................................................. 428
Pharmacist ............................................................................................................... 430
Philosopher .............................................................................................................. 432
Photographer ............................................................................................................ 434
Physical Therapist ..................................................................................................... 436
Physician .................................................................................................................. 438
Political Scientist ..................................................................................................... 440
Product Designer ...................................................................................................... 442
Professor ................................................................................................................. 444
Psychologist ............................................................................................................. 446
Public Health Administrator ...................................................................................... 448
Researcher ............................................................................................................... 450
School Administrator ................................................................................................ 452
Secretary ................................................................................................................. 454
Set Designer ............................................................................................................. 456
Social Worker .......................................................................................................... 458
Sociologist ............................................................................................................... 460
Speech-Language Pathologist ..................................................................................... 462
Substance Abuse Counselor ........................................................................................ 464
Teacher .................................................................................................................... 466
Theologian ................................................................................................................ 468
Travel Agent ............................................................................................................. 470
Trial Lawyer ............................................................................................................. 472
Web Art Director ..................................................................................................... 474
Web Editor ............................................................................................................... 476
Website Designer ....................................................................................................... 478
Writer ..................................................................................................................... 480
Alphabetical Index............................................................................................ 483
Bibliography....................................................................................................... 487
About The Author .............................................................................................. 489
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