Laurie Katz, Director of Publicity

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance—Fully Revised and Updated

Praise for the previous editions:

"An outstanding resource for all libraries."—Library Journal, starred review

"...remains a must-have acquisition by school, public, and academic libraries..."—American Reference Books Annual

"...essential...engagingly presented... truly a one-stop source...highly recommended..."—Booklist

"...continues to provide extensive, easily digestible information for anyone interested in exploring different career tracks...very user-friendly...Recommended."—Choice

"...provides a comprehensive overview of a vast array of occupations...a great place to start a career search..."—School Library Journal

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, 17th Edition has been completely updated, with many new articles added, to remain the most comprehensive career reference in print. This unparalleled encyclopedia has been expanded to six volumes and fully revised to contain the most accurate and current career information available. Volume 1 contains two major sections, Career Guidance and Career Fields and Industries, as well as appendixes and indexes. Volumes 2 to 6 contain more than 980 career articles, listed from A to Z.

With six volumes and more than 6,340 pages of essential career information, this comprehensive new edition is an essential resource for public, college, high school, and junior high school libraries; career centers; guidance offices; and other agencies involved with career exploration and planning.

Highlights of the new edition:

    • Completely up-to-date overviews of 140 industries and career fields

    • The latest information on job duties, salaries, education requirements, and employment trends for more than 980 professions.

    • Sidebars providing additional reading on industry issues and history, useful websites, industry jargon, and much more

    • More than 800 photographs of people at work

    • Extensive online references

    • Career articles indexed to the O*NET-SOC and Canada's National Occupational Classification (NOC) systems

    • More than 7,000 websites listed for further information

    • Career Guidance section in Volume 1, providing information on interviewing, job hunting, networking, writing résumés, and more

    • A comprehensive job title index in each volume, plus additional indexes in Volume 1

    • Appendixes of information and resources for finding apprenticeships and internships and for people with disabilities.


Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, 17th Edition

2017. ISBN: 978-0-8160-8514-9. Hardcover. List price: $299.95.

Black-and-white photographs. Indexes. Appendixes. In six volumes.

Grades 9 and Up.

Ferguson's, an Infobase Company.

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