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But What If I Don't Want to Go to College? Third Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Harlow G. Unger
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816065578
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6557-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 09/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 374
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 256


Praise for the previous edition:
“This would be a good reference book for any high school or public library."—VOYA

A four-year college isn’t right for everyone after high school, but do alternatives exist that will still lead to profitable career opportunities? Author Harlow G. Unger, one of the country's foremost education experts, assures readers in his practical guidebook that they can achieve career success without a college degree. But What If I Don’t Want to Go to College?, Third Edition provides concrete, step-by-step information for students who wish to pursue career avenues or educational opportunities other than college—for instance, alternative and vocational education—after high school graduation.

This volume examines careers in 16 industry categories and describes the skills and experiences required for each. It also offers guidance for self-assessment and determining what essential employment skills readers already possess.

Updates include:

  • Employment statistics
  • A table of industries expected to have the largest number of jobs in the future
  • Fastest-growing jobs and training required for each professional field
  • Current statistics on average earnings by education level
  • Distance learning
  • Salary and job statistics by industry
  • Where to look for jobs and how to get hired.


Index. Appendixes. Tables.

About the Author(s)

Harlow G. Unger is a journalist whose articles have appeared in leading newspapers and magazines around the world. A graduate of Yale University, he began his career as a news editor with the New York Herald Tribune Overseas News Service and was a foreign correspondent for The Times of London. He is the author of Facts On File's award-winning Encyclopedia of American Education and critically lauded biographies of the marquis de Lafayette, Noah Webster, and George Washington.

Reviews and Awards

"This resource is especially valuable for high school and vocational school counselors and will be useful to adults looking for non-college options."

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