America's Top Jobs for People Re-Entering the Workforce: 85 Opportunities for Jump-Starting Your Career

America's Top Jobs for People Re-Entering the Workforce: 85 Opportunities for Jump-Starting Your Career

by Ronald L. Krannich


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570232268
Publisher: Impact Publications VA
Publication date: 07/15/2005
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 572,147
Product dimensions: 7.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

1Jobs and Re-Entering the Workforce1
Facing Two Challenges1
Useful Resources2
Your Unique Circumstances4
Consider New Options4
Identify the "Best" Jobs for You10
Look for Exciting New Occupations13
Implications of Future Trends for You14
The Case of Ex-Offenders16
2Education Occupations17
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians18
Childcare Workers20
Instructional Coordinators24
Library Technicians29
Teacher Assistants31
Teachers - Adult Literacy and Remedial34
Teachers - Postsecondary36
Teachers - Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary39
Teachers - Special Education43
3Health and Medical Care Jobs47
Breaking In47
Hot Career Fields48
Good Pay and Promising Growth49
Coming Changes49
Top Jobs50
Useful Resources50
Dental Assistants53
Dental Hygienists54
Medical Assistants56
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians58
Occupational Therapists59
Occupational Therapist Aides61
Occupational Therapist Assistants62
Personal and Home Care Aides64
Physical Therapists66
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides68
Physician Assistants69
Registered Nurses71
Respiratory Therapists73
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians75
4Government, Legal, and Security Occupations77
Useful Resources78
Correctional Officers82
Court Reporters85
Paralegals and Legal Assistants92
Police and Detectives95
Postal Service Workers98
Security Guards101
5Office and Administrative Support Occupations104
Bill and Account Collectors105
Customer Service Representatives106
Financial Clerks109
Information and Record Clerks110
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants114
6Sales and Related Occupations118
Qualifications and Education118
Earnings Expectations119
Advertising Sales Agents119
Insurance Sales Agents121
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents122
Retail Salespersons123
Sales Representatives, Wholesale, and Manufacturing125
Travel Agents127
7Sports, Entertainment, and Media Jobs130
Glamour Jobs130
Useful Resources131
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers136
Artists and Related Workers139
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators141
Desktop Publishers147
Gaming Services149
Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers151
Public Relations Specialists156
Recreation and Fitness Workers158
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors162
8Construction Trades and Related Jobs164
Turnover Occupations164
Useful Online Resources165
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons166
Construction and Building Inspectors170
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers172
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers177
Insulation Workers179
Painters and Paperhangers181
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters183
Sheet Metal Workers186
Structural and Reinforcing Iron and Metal Workers188
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations191
Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians192
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics195
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers198
Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers201
Home Appliance Repairers204
Line Installers and Repairers207
Maintenance and Repair Workers211
Small Engine Mechanics213
10Production Occupations216
Computer-Control Programmers and Operators217
Food-Processing Occupations220
Tool and Die Makers227
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers230
11Transportation and Material Moving Occupations234
Bus Drivers235
Cargo and Freight Agents238
Material Moving Occupations239
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs241
Truck Drivers245
Index to Jobs249
The Authors251
Career Resources253

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