Essential Careers: Set 1
In uncertain economic times, job security is extremely important. The current economic downturn affecting the United States underscores the value of having a secure, stable career. These books examine careers that are in high demand in good times as well as bad, focusing on necessary job skills, educational requirements, training programs, the future outlook of each career, and other crucial information. Featuring full-color images, informative sidebars, and engaging text that examines concrete, real-life concerns, this set is a valuable resource.
* Reviews *Series Review: Essential Careers
"The lively texts and photos in these hi/lo titles provide an in-depth look at familiar, high-demand jobs. The books provide descriptions and information on various kinds of jobs within the field, special skills, training and education, career development, and an employment forecast. References to information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition support the fact that the featured careers are wise options that can withstand economic uncertainty."
--School Library Journal
Series Review: Essential Careers
"This series focuses on a core group of professions that will remain viable choices for young people into the foreseeable future and beyond as these careers provide valuable and necessary services in all communities. The titles feature clear, concise text accompanied by color photographs that show many example of workers in action...A number of helpful resources are included-a glossary of career-specific terms, lists of affiliated groups and organizations, titles for further study, and a link to the publisher's website that will be continuously updated. These short vocational guidance titles offer good, solid introductions."
--Library Media Connection