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Great Careers with a High School Diploma

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"These books open the door of information to a multitude of opportunities. Recommended."


Library Media Connection

"Editor's Choice Award, 2009"


- Library Media Connection

Summary

Discover the many job possibilities that await students with a high school diploma

The Great Careers with a High School Diploma set profiles jobs that require no more than a high school diploma or a GED. Each volume explores some of the U.S. Department of Labor’s career clusters, examining several careers within each cluster. These essential career books give students in grades 9 and up the know-how to find a job in their desired field, as well as insider tips and guidance to career success. Each book in this set examines the on-the-job training that often leads to certification in addition to the potential for self-employment in a particular field.

Job article features include:

  • Is This Job for You?—a self-assessment quiz
  • What You'll Do—an explanation of the job's setting
  • Let's Talk Money, Let's Talk Trends, and Reality Check—honest information on salary and employment prospects
  • Your Typical Day—a day in the life on the job
  • The Inside Scoop—an interview with a person who currently works in that field
  • What You Can Do Now—advice on preparing for the field
  • What Training You'll Need—information on certifications and training
  • How to Talk Like a Pro—important terms used in the field
  • How to Find a Job—tips on getting into the field
  • Secrets for Success and How You Can Move Up—ideas on how to do well and get promoted
  • Some Other Jobs to Think About—lists of related careers
  • Web Sites to Surf—lists of industry organizations and other career information.