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College Majors and Careers, 6th Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Paul Phifer
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816076642
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7664-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 12/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 331.7
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 304


Praise for the previous editions:
"Highly recommended."—American Reference Books Annual

College Majors and Careers, Sixth Edition offers straightforward advice for high school and college students exploring their career options. Providing invaluable guidance on figuring out what to do with an English major or selecting a field of study, this practical guide covers more than 60 college majors linked to more than 350 different career paths. Each college major article includes Occupations, High School Subjects, Majors, Leisure-Time Activities, Personal Skills, Resources, and Values and Personal Attributes. These sections help students identify their strengths and skills, as well as the activities, education, and training they can pursue to help them succeed in their field of study and their career.

This edition includes new questions in the "Career-Related Questions and Answers" section, now reorganized into subcategories for easier browsing. All the major sections have been updated and revised, and a new "Fact Box" feature cites key statistical information, such as the number of grads per year or average starting salaries for jobs with a specific major. An invaluable new section helps parents, professionals, and students learn how to best use the book.

Majors covered include:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business administration
  • Criminal justice
  • Computer science
  • English
  • History
  • Law
  • Nursing and related services
  • Physics
  • Political science
  • and more.


Index. Appendixes.

About the Author(s)

Paul Phifer is the director of career development services at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He holds a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Western Michigan University and has more than 35 years of experience as an educator at both the high school and college levels. Phifer is the author of several career books for Facts On File and Checkmark Books, including Great Careers in Two Years, Second Edition and Quick Prep Careers.

Reviews and Awards

"A useful starting point for exploring college majors and potential careers. Recommended."


"...offers straightforward advice for high school and college students exploring their career options...useful for students, parents, and school counselors."

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