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Career Discovery Encyclopedia, 7th Edition
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  • Authored by: Ferguson
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  • ISBN-10: 1438128541
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-2854-2
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 09/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 331.7
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 1728

Summary

Praise for the previous editions:
Booklist/RBB "Twenty Best Bets for Student Researchers"

"What makes this eight-volume set distinctive is how comprehensively it covers the world of work...an excellent and valuable resource for all levels."—American Reference Books Annual

"...definitely recommended for school and public libraries."—Booklist

"Clear and concise...a helpful resource...Librarians seeking to offer a comprehensive resource covering most jobs can feel confident in adding this encyclopedia."—Christian Library Journal

"This reliable and succinct source supersedes earlier editions in terms of currency and the access afforded by the career icons."—School Library Journal

Full-color throughout!

In today's rapidly changing job market, it can be a daunting task for young people to begin thinking about their future career plans. Now in full color, Career Discovery Encyclopedia, Seventh Edition provides the ideal starting point for readers who are just beginning to envision joining the world of work. The first volume contains an explanation of the many tools used to help people identify their fields of interest as well as a sample self-assessment they can try themselves. Also included is an in-depth explanation of each of the 16 Career Clusters developed by the U.S. Department of Education to classify different occupations.

The bulk of the eight-volume Career Discovery Encyclopedia, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive A-to-Z listing of more than 700 careers. Each article describes the skills and education needed for that job, the salary range and day-to-day duties, and the outlook for the future in that career. Also included are listings of relevant trade organizations and cross-references to related articles. The depth and breadth of this set makes it an essential addition to every school and guidance library.

New features include:

  • Now in full color
  • 45 new career articles drawn from the fastest-growing career fields
  • More than 650 fully revised career articles
  • New sidebars and fact boxes highlighting important information about these careers.

Other helpful reference features include:

  • Career Cluster icons that correspond to the Department of Education's Career Clusters to help readers easily distinguish different career fields
  • A glossary of career-related terms
  • A Dictionary of Occupational Titles Index
  • A Guide for Occupational Exploration Index
  • A National Occupation Classification System Index
  • An Occupational Information Network-Standard Occupational Classification Index
  • A Job Title Index that lists all 702 career articles, as well as alternative names for these job titles
  • 185 new, full-color photographs.

Explore More than 700 Careers

An excellent starting place for career exploration, this valuable resource contains current and accurate information for middle school students. Each article also contains descriptions of job titles and paths of advancement associated with the main topic. The full-color design provides an attractive presentation of information.

High Interest, Low Reading Level!

Keeping in mind that from an early age students need clear information about the careers that will be available to them in the future, this comprehensive encyclopedia is written in an attention-holding, easy-to-read style. The career profiles will interest middle school students, as well as advanced younger students.

Match Skills to Related Careers

Career Discovery Encyclopedia, Seventh Edition helps students match their interests and aptitudes to particular careers. Each career article lists the school subjects that are related to that career field; for example, for medical assistants, the subjects of biology and mathematics are specified. The Skills Spotlight sidebar in each article lists the SCANS skills (such as manage time, teach, and fix or repair technology) and competencies (such as mathematics, problem solving, and self-esteem) most needed for the career. A Career Cluster icon in each article ties that career to one of the 16 Career Clusters outlined in Volume 1.

Readers can Access Information in a Number of Ways:

  • An A-to-Z arrangement of career articles
  • A table of contents in each volume
  • A full Job Title Index in each volume
  • Cross-referencing of related articles
  • Government classification indexes.

Each Article Contains All of the Career Essentials, Including:

  • Job description
  • Job outlook
  • Educational requirements
  • Potential earnings
  • Related subjects and interests
  • Information for further exploration.

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