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Opportunities in Series * MOST COMPREHENSIVE SERIES. With over 150 titles, students can explore virtually any job opportunity to their heart's content. * FULL CAREER DESCRIPTION. Tells students what each profession is all about and the various job opportunities available. * OVERVIEW OF THE JOB MARKET. Provides information on educational requirements, salary opportunities, career advancement, and the employment outlook. * ADDITIONAL REFERENCES. Bridge readers to other resources on employment opportunities in the professional field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071482097
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/13/2007
  • Series: Opportunities in... Ser.
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 0.51 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Lure of the Water     1
Our oceangoing heritage
United States Merchant Marine
Merchant Marine unlicensed sailors
Merchant Marine officers
Great Lakes Maritime Academy
Portside jobs
Inland maritime careers
Other marine careers
Employment outlook
From Trails to Superhighways     21
Earliest North American roads
Turnpike era
Parkways, freeways, and interstates
U.S. superhighway system
Trans-Canada highway system
Construction laborers
Construction equipment operators
Trucking Industry     41
History of trucking
Freight categories
Trucking business today
Long-distance truck drivers
Local truck drivers
Other opportunities in trucking
Fleet of brown trucks
Local and long-distance movers
Evolution of Mass Transit     65
Public transit
Light rail transit
Washington Metro
Transit Tech. Canadian Urban Transit Association
Subway and streetcar operators
Other transit jobs
Local bus transit
Long-distance bus transit
Railroad Revival     91
Canadian rail
Commuter railroads
Major rail lines
Short-line railroads
Job descriptions
Working conditions
Job qualifications and training
Employment outlook
Our Love Affair with Automobiles     115
Importance of the automobile industry
Automobile plants
Occupations in the industry
Qualifications and training
Employment outlook
Automobile-related careers
Flying: An Up-and-Down Business     133
Change and more change
Types of airlines
Operating the airline
Flight crew
Airline management
Finding your job
Employment outlook
Underground Pipeline Empire     157
Oil and gas extraction process
Transportation occupations in the industry
Job qualifications and training
Employment outlook
Working for the Government     169
U.S. military service
Canadian military service
U.S. Coast Guard
Canadian Coast Guard
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Canada Border Services Agency
Air traffic control
Federal regulatory agencies
State, provincial, and local regulatory agencies
Other Opportunities in Transportation     199
Travel agents
Value of terminals
Travelers Aid
Your Next Step     211
Educational training
Seeking your career
The future is yours
Transportation Associations, Agencies, and Labor Unions     215
Suggested Reading     223
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