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Overview

This is the most comprehensive career book series available, and it's still growing. Each book offers essential information for job seekers on getting started, obtaining training, education, advancement, salaries, job responsibilities-- and more. Canadian information is included wherever appropriate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780844218410
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Series: Opportunities in... Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 7.94 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction     xvii
The Importance of Electronics     1
Electronics versus electricity
Development of electronics
Advantages of a career in electronics
Reviewing options
Electronics in the Twenty-First Century     11
Career possibilities
Repair and installation of home entertainment equipment
Repair of commercial and industrial electronic equipment
Electronics engineering and engineering technology
Specialized electronics areas
Job titles
Background and skills needed
Future prospects
Installation and Repair of Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment     21
Work performed
Places of employment
Working environment
The right skills and aptitudes
Getting trained
Employment outlook
Commercial and Industrial Electronics Equipment Repair     33
Job tasks
Working conditions
Educational background
Skills and traits needed
Employment outlook
Electronics Engineering and Engineering Technology     43
Engineering versus engineering technology
Engineering technologists
Electronics engineers
Places of employment
Working environment
Educational preparation
Employment outlook
Specialized Electronics Occupations     53
Broadcast technicians
Computer service technicians
Employment outlook
Related occupations
Educational Options     61
Making educational plans
Reviewing educationaloptions
Choosing a school or college
Types of expenses
Getting financial aid
Alternative training programs
Salaries and Benefits     79
Salaries
Benefits
Electronics Organizations and Certifications     83
Benefits of memberships
Labor unions
Certifications
Getting Started in Electronics     91
Taking the first steps
Landing a job
Trade and Technical Schools Offering Electronics Programs     97
Two-Year Colleges Offering Programs in Electronics     113
Selected Organizations Related to Electronics     147
Further Reading     151
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