Discover the many exciting and unconventional ways to earn a living
Ever wonder who wrangles the animals during a movie shoot? What it takes to be a brewmaster? How that play-by-play announcer got his job? What it's like to be a secret shopper? The Extraordinary Jobs series explores the many exciting, unusual, and off-the-beaten path professions that are perfect for those with a yen for the out of the ordinary. From astronaut to volcanologist, blimp pilot to smokejumper, this series provides an insider’s view of some of the most intriguing and quirky ways people can earn a living.
The perfect guide for those investigating career opportunities filled with challenges and excitement, the Extraordinary Jobs series profiles at least 30 careers in each field. Entries provide an “At a Glance” quick-reference section describing required education and experience, salary, helpful personal traits, and job outlook; an overview exploring a typical day on the job, its perks and pitfalls, and tips to help you start exploring the career today; and a brief snapshot interview that gives readers a firsthand account from someone in the profession. Useful appendixes include lists of relevant associations, Web sites, schools, and a “Read More About It” list for further reading.
For each title: Index. Appendixes. Bibliography.
About the Author(s)
Alecia T. Devantier is a former educator who has worked on a national curriculum-development program and organized and conducted numerous workshops on teaching math and the use of technology in the classroom. She is the coauthor, with Carol A. Turkington, of 101 Things Every Kid Should Do Growing Up and Cool Parent 101. She frequently writes about educational topics and family issues, and was a contributing writer for HomeWords magazine.
Carol A. Turkington is a writer with a degree in journalism and 25 years of professional experience. She is the author of the Ferguson Career Resource Guide to Internships and Summer Jobs and the author or coauthor of numerous encyclopedias for Facts On File, including The Encyclopedia of Learning Disabilities, Second Edition; The Encyclopedia of Children's Health and Wellness; and The Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders, Second Edition, Updated.