If you are curious, analytical and love nearly all the science classes you have taken, there is a career that is sure to suit you--and pay you well. People who like science may work in careers ranging from biomedical engineer to veterinarian and forensic science technician. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
Gr 7 Up-How can favorite school subjects translate into a career? This approach describes sought after jobs derived from curricular interest areas. For instance, new technologies offer additional methods to develop writing skills ("When social media users curate news stories...they are performing the basic function of an editor"). Whereas history buffs will be delighted to learn that their expertise could be valuable to foreign embassies, government agencies, and even movie sets. Each volume features eight specific jobs, describing a typical workday with quotes and an interview. For example, in Government and Politics a congressional staffer who synthesizes information and prepares briefs is featured. Chapters are enhanced with color photos, fact boxes, employment outlook data, and a list of other compatible careers (referencing the Occupational Outlook Handbook). Unfamiliar job titles, such as "Atmospheric Scientist," are cross-referenced. VERDICT Recommended for upper middle school and high school students seeking career inspiration. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.