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100 Fastest-Growing Careers, 11th Edition

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Explore 100 in-demand jobs, assess which ones match your skills, and learn seven quick steps for achieving the job you want with this reference.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Relax. You Don’t Have to Read This Whole Book!
    1. Who Should Use This Book?
    2. Source of Information
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
    1. The 100 Fastest-Growing Careers List
    2. Some Advice for Reviewing the Fastest-Growing Careers
    3. Keep in Mind That Your Situation Is Probably Not “Average”
    4. Four Important Labor Market Trends That Will Affect Your Career
      1. 1. Education Pays
      2. 2. Knowledge of Computer and Other Technologies Is Increasingly Important
      3. 3. Ongoing Education and Training Are Essential
      4. 4. Good Career Planning Is More Important Than Ever
    5. Tips on Using This Book
      1. Tips for People Exploring Career, Education, or Training Alternatives
      2. Tips for Job Seekers
      3. Tips for Employers and Business People
      4. Tips for Counselors, Instructors, Career Specialists, Librarians, and Other Professionals
    6. Information on the Major Parts of This Book
      1. Part I: Using the Job-Match Grid to Choose a Career
      2. Part II: Descriptions of the 100 Fastest-Growing Careers
        1. Job Title
        2. O*NET Codes
        3. Significant Points
        4. Nature of the Work
        5. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
        6. Employment
        7. Job Outlook
        8. Projections Data
        9. Earnings
        10. Related Occupations
        11. Sources of Additional Information
      3. Part III: Quick Job Search—Seven Steps to Getting a Good Job in Less Time
      4. Part IV: Important Trends in Jobs and Industries
    7. Other Major Career Information Sources
  7. Part I: Using the Job-Match Grid to Choose a Career
    1. Thinking About Your Skills
      1. Finding Your Skills on the Job-Match Grid
    2. Your Hot List of Possible Career Matches
    3. Thinking About Other Job-Related Factors
      1. Economic Sensitivity
      2. Outdoor Work
      3. Physically Demanding Work
      4. Hazardous Conditions
    4. If Every Job on Your Hot List Is Now Crossed Off
    5. Evaluating Occupations Described in This Book
      1. Geographically Concentrated Jobs
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Projections Data
      7. Earnings
      8. Related Occupations
      9. Sources of Additional Information
    6. Narrowing Down Your Choices
    7. The Job-Match Grid
  8. Part II: Descriptions of the 100 Fastest-Growing Careers
    1. Accountants and Auditors
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    2. Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    3. Animal Care and Service Workers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    4. Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    5. Barbers, Cosmetologists, and Other Personal Appearance Workers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    6. Bill and Account Collectors
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    7. Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators
      1. Nature of the Work
      2. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      3. Job Outlook
      4. Earnings
      5. Related Occupations
      6. Sources of Additional Information
    8. Biological Scientists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    9. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    10. Cargo and Freight Agents
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    11. Carpenters
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    12. Child Care Workers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    13. Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    14. Computer and Information Systems Managers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    15. Computer Network, Systems, and Database Administrators
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    16. Computer Software Engineers and Computer Programmers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    17. Computer Support Specialists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    18. Computer Systems Analysts
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    19. Construction Equipment Operators
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    20. Construction Laborers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    21. Construction Managers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    22. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    23. Correctional Officers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    24. Cost Estimators
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    25. Counselors
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    26. Customer Service Representatives
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    27. Dental Assistants
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    28. Dental Hygienists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    29. Dentists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    30. Desktop Publishers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    31. Electricians
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    32. Engineers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    33. Environmental Scientists and Specialists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    34. Financial Analysts
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    35. Fire Fighters
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    36. Fitness Workers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    37. Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    38. Graphic Designers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    39. Grounds Maintenance Workers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    40. Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    41. Home Health Aides and Personal and Home Care Aides
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    42. Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
      1. Nature of the Work
      2. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      3. Job Outlook
      4. Earnings
      5. Related Occupations
      6. Sources of Additional Information
    43. Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Managers and Specialists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    44. Instructional Coordinators
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    45. Insurance Sales Agents
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    46. Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
      1. Nature of the Work
      2. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      3. Job Outlook
      4. Earnings
      5. Related Occupations
    47. Lawyers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    48. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    49. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    50. Management Analysts
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    51. Market and Survey Researchers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    52. Medical and Health Services Managers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    53. Medical Assistants
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    54. Medical Equipment Repairers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    55. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    56. Medical Scientists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    57. Nursing and Psychiatric Aides
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    58. Occupational Therapists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    59. Office and Administrative Support Worker Supervisors and Managers
      1. Nature of the Work
      2. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      3. Job Outlook
      4. Earnings
      5. Related Occupations
      6. Sources of Additional Information
    60. Office Clerks, General
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    61. Operations Research Analysts
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    62. Paralegals and Legal Assistants
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    63. Personal Financial Advisors
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    64. Pharmacists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    65. Pharmacy Technicians and Aides
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    66. Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    67. Physical Therapists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    68. Physician Assistants
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    69. Physicians and Surgeons
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    70. Plumbers, Pipelayers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    71. Police and Detectives
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    72. Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    73. Public Relations Specialists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    74. Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    75. Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    76. Receptionists and Information Clerks
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    77. Recreation Workers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    78. Registered Nurses
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    79. Respiratory Therapists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    80. Retail Salespersons
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    81. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    82. Science Technicians
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    83. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    84. Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    85. Social and Human Service Assistants
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    86. Social Workers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    87. Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
      1. Nature of the Work
      2. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      3. Job Outlook
      4. Earnings
      5. Related Occupations
    88. Surgical Technologists
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    89. Surveyors, Cartographers, Photogrammetrists, and Surveying and Mapping Technicians
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    90. Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    91. Teacher Assistants
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    92. Teachers—Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    93. Teachers—Postsecondary
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    94. Teachers—Preschool, Except Special Education
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    95. Teachers—Self-Enrichment Education
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    96. Teachers—Special Education
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    97. Truck Drivers and Driver/Sales Workers
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    98. Veterinarians
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    99. Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
    100. Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators
      1. Significant Points
      2. Nature of the Work
      3. Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
      4. Employment
      5. Job Outlook
      6. Earnings
      7. Related Occupations
      8. Sources of Additional Information
  9. Part III: QUICK JOB SEARCH Seven Steps to Getting a Good Job in Less Time
    1. The Complete Text of a Results-Oriented Book by Michael Farr
    2. The Three Types of Skills
      1. Self-Management Skills
      2. Transferable Skills
      3. Job-Related Skills
    3. Is It Possible to Find Your Ideal Job?
    4. How Can You Explore Specific Job Titles and Industries?
    5. Is Self-Employment or Starting a Business an Option?
    6. Identify Your Job-Related Skills for Your Ideal Job
    7. Use the Two Job Search Methods That Work Best
      1. Most Effective Job Search Method 1: Develop a Network of Contacts in Five Easy Stages
      2. Most Effective Job Search Method 2: Contact Employers Directly
    8. Create a Powerful Job Search Tool: The JIST Card®
      1. A JIST Card Is a Mini Resume
      2. A JIST Card Can Lead to an Effective Phone Script
    9. Use the Internet in Your Job Search
      1. Use More Than One Job Search Method
      2. Check Out Career-Specific Sites First
    10. Get the Most Out of Less Effective Job Search Methods
      1. Newspaper and Internet Help-Wanted Ads
      2. Filling Out Applications
      3. Public and Private Employment Agencies and Services
      4. School and Other Employment Services
      5. Mailing Out Lots of Resumes Blindly
    11. Writing Chronological Resumes
      1. Basic Chronological Resume Example
      2. Improved Chronological Resume Example
        1. Tips for Writing a Simple Chronological Resume
      3. Tips for an Improved Chronological Resume
    12. Writing Skills and Combination Resumes
    13. More Resume Examples
      1. The Chronological Resume to Emphasize Results
      2. The Skills Resume for Those with Limited Work Experience
      3. The Combination Resume for Those Changing Careers
      4. The Electronic Resume
    14. Quick Tips for Writing a Cover Letter in 15 Minutes
      1. 1. Write to Someone in Particular
      2. 2. Make Absolutely No Errors
      3. 3. Personalize Your Content
      4. 4. Present a Good Appearance
      5. 5. Begin with a Friendly Opening
      6. 6. Target Your Skills and Experiences
      7. 7. Close with an Action Statement
    15. Make Your Search a Full-Time Job
    16. Decide How Much Time You Will Spend Looking for Work Each Week and Day
    17. Create a Specific Daily Job Search Schedule
    18. Your First Impression May Be the Only One You Make
    19. Follow the Three-Step Process for Answering Interview Questions
    20. How to Earn a Thousand Dollars a Minute
    21. Thank-You Notes Make a Difference
    22. Use Job Lead Cards to Follow Up
    23. In Closing
    24. Additional Resources
      1. Resume and Cover Letter Books
      2. Job Search and Interviewing Books
      3. Books with Information on Jobs
      4. Internet Resources
      5. Other Resources
    25. Use a Career Portfolio to Support Your Resume
      1. What Is a Career Portfolio?
      2. Create a Digital Portfolio
      3. Sample Resumes for Some of the Fastest-Growing Careers
      4. Contact Information for Resume Contributors
  10. Part IV: Important Trends in Jobs and Industries
  11. Overview of Employment Projections Through 2018
    1. Population
    2. Labor Force
    3. Employment
    4. Employment Change by Industry
    5. Employment Change by Occupation
    6. Employment Change by Detailed Occupation
    7. Employment Change by Education and Training Category
    8. Total Job Openings
    9. Additional Information About the 2008–2018 Projections
  12. High-Paying Occupations with Many Openings, Projected 2008–2018
  13. Large Metropolitan Areas That Had the Fastest Employment Growth, 2008
  14. Index