The Opportunities In . . . series is the world's most comprehensive career book series,covering a range of professions from acting to writing,and encompassing traditional and cutting-edge careers. Each book offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within each field and includes training and education requirements,salary statistics,and professional and Internet resources.
This series highlighting various careers now runs to over 100 titles. Each provides an overview of the profession along with descriptions of various positions, and summarizes the training required along with salaries and benefits. Most list professional associations and organizations as well as educational programs, and some include bibliographies and/or glossaries. There are predictions for the future of the profession as well as tips on breaking into various fields, preparing for interviews, and paying for schooling. Many of the titles include profiles of people working in the field, describing their training and life on the job. The authors are sometimes professional career writers, and sometimes specialists in the areas they're writing about. For example, the author of Fund-Raising Careers has over 20 years experience in the field. The books will give curious students and career-changers a good idea of options in each profession; Biotechnology Careers, for example, describes biotechnology jobs in public relations, sales, teaching, and patent law as well as in labs, and it includes interviews with people working in different areas. Larger libraries will want to consider this series for their career collections. (VGM Opportunities). KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, NTC/Contemporary Publishing/VGM Career Books, 144p, 00-39272, 20cm, $12.95. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; January 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 1)