Children's LiteratureThis entry in the "Career Exploration" series introduces a particular career, provides information about personal and educational requirements, what daily work the career entails, the salary, how to prepare in high school and with higher education for this career, and the market outlook and possible future related to this job. The concise text opens with a Fast Facts section, includes a skills checklist, and in business-like prose, details aspects of the job. Pictures show a multicultural cast of clients but unfortunately, counselors and personnel workers are overwhelmingly pictured as middle-aged white women. Picture captions provide plenty of information for browsers, however, and the text is information-laden. Endmatter includes vocabulary, recent career resources, addresses, Internet sites and an index. 2001, Capstone, $21.26. Ages 10 to 14. Reviewer: Susan Hepler
School Library JournalGr 4-6-These career guides open with "Fast Facts" that include salary ranges, skills, job outlook, and similar types of jobs. Other items listed, such as the O*NET number and GOE number (Guide for Occupational Exploration), will not be useful to most students who are just exploring career interests. Chapters are clearly organized and take readers through a typical day. A checklist enumerates the basics in terms of workplace skills and personal qualities required. Flow charts list the steps to become a detective or computer engineer or a human-services worker. Career outlooks and groupings of related professions round out the presentations. Full-color photos and charts appear throughout. Useful if additional titles are needed.-Melanie S. Wible, Kanoheda Elementary, Lawrenceville, GA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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