Praise for the previous edition:
"Fortunately, this extensive and meticulously organized resource will be tremendously helpful to students. In succinct but satisfyingly explored two-page entries, Henderson covers nearly 200 professions, clustering them by skill, objectives, and work conditions. Beyond the essential information readers will need (education, salaries, employment prospects), there are also charts that cross-reference interest and jobs, as well as some helpful tips for entering each field. Through both his formal information and conversational insider observation, Henderson shares his 20-plus years of experience with impressive results. Lengthy appendices provide help on using the Internet, contacting associations, and finding authoritative trade periodicals."Booklist
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that eight out of 10 of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States between 2000 and 2010 will be in computers and that the computer and data processing services industry will have the fastest wage and salary employment growth of all industries. The percentage of Americans using computers and the Internet has skyrocketed in recent years, and so have the number and variety of computer-related jobs. Each day new businesses and homes are becoming wired, and demand for skilled workers in the field is high.
Career Opportunities in Computers and Cyberspace, Second Edition is a straightforward guide to jobs in the computer industry. It covers more than 80 jobs, profiling everything from programming and manufacturing to software instruction and sales. For this new edition, all entries have been reviewed and updated with the latest information, and many new profiles have been added to cover emerging jobs, including data miner, bioinformatics specialist, system administrator, technical recruiter or agent, and online writer/editor. The Industry Outlook section reflects recent changes in the field, such as areas that have fallen off (dot-com business) and areas likely to grow (bioinformatics).
Each entry follows the standard Career Opportunities series format, with detailed salary information, employment prospects, a Career Ladder, and much more. Four appendixes provide current, valuable data and additional resources, including lists of professional organizations and publications, a bibliography, and tips on using the web to find a job.