Gr 9 Up
For students without the resources to attend college or who value hands-on experience over classroom learning, this series describes vocation paths requiring only a high school diploma or GED equivalent, although many, such as firefighter and fitness instructor, involve specialized training and certification. Each title features approximately 12 occupations, including less-commonly covered jobs such as tattoo artist, butcher, and bar bouncer. Outlined in teen-speak, such as "Let's Talk Money," "How to Talk Like a Pro," and "Reality Check," the content is bulleted and spaced, and uses spare narration with a practical, "you can do this!" approach that teens will find motivating.