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Top 100 Careers Without a Four-Year Degree, Tenth Edition

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This completely updated edition identifies which of these jobs are most promising and offers extensive information about them.

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. Keep in Mind That Your Situation Is Not “Average”
    2. 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
    3. 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, and Other Career Specialists
    4. 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 Top Careers Without a Four-Year Degree
      3. How the 100 Jobs Were Selected
      4. Details on Each Section of the Job Descriptions
        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
      5. Part III: Quick Job Search—Seven Steps to Getting a Good Job in Less Time
      6. Part IV: Important Trends in Jobs and Industries
    5. Some Additional Jobs to Consider
    6. 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 Top 100 Careers Without a Four-Year Degree
    1. Actors, Producers, and Directors
      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 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
    3. Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Service 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
    4. 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
    5. Artists 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
    6. Assemblers and Fabricators
      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. 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
    8. Automotive Body and Related 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
    9. Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
      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. 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
    11. 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
    12. 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
    13. Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons
      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. Building Cleaning 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
    15. 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
    16. Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installers and Finishers
      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. Cashiers
      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. Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, Segmental Pavers, and Terrazzo 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
    19. Chefs, Head Cooks, and Food Preparation and Serving Supervisors
      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. 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
    21. Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators
      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. 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
    23. Computer Control Programmers and 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
    24. 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
    25. 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
    26. Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine 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
    27. 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
    28. 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
    29. 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
    30. 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
    31. 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
    32. 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
    33. 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
    34. 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
    35. Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics
      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. Drafters
      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. Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, Tapers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
      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. Electrical and Electronics Installers and 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
    39. 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
    40. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
      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. Engineering 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
    42. Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural 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
    43. 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
    44. 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
    45. 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
    46. Food Processing Occupations
      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
    47. Food Service 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
    48. 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
    49. 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
    50. Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics
      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. 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
    52. Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Millwrights
      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. Industrial Production 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
    54. Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
      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. 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
    56. Library Technicians and Library 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
    57. 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
    58. Line Installers and 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
    59. Loan 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
    60. Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders—Metal and Plastic
      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. Machinists
      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. 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
    63. Material Moving Occupations
      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. 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
    65. 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
    66. Musicians, Singers, 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
    67. 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
    68. 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
    69. Painters and Paperhangers
      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. Painting and Coating Workers, Except Construction and Maintenance
      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. 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
    72. 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
    73. Photographers
      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. 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
    75. 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
    76. Postal Service Mail Carriers
      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. Printing Machine 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
    78. Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing 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
    79. Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers and 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
    80. 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
    81. 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
    82. 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
    83. 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
    84. 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
    85. 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
    86. Roofers
      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. 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
    88. Sales Worker Supervisors
      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. 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
    90. 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
    91. 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
    92. Sheet Metal 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
    93. Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic 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
    94. 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
    95. 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
    96. 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
    97. 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
    98. 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
    99. Welding, Soldering, and Brazing 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
    100. Woodworkers
      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. Tips for Writing a Simple Chronological Resume
      2. 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
      1. Resume and Cover Letter Books
      2. Job Search and Interviewing Books
      3. Books with Information on Jobs
      4. Internet Resources
      5. Other Resources
    24. What Is a Career Portfolio?
    25. Create a Digital Portfolio
    26. Sample Resumes for Some of the Fastest-Growing Careers
    27. Contact Information for Resume Contributors
  10. Part IV: Important Trends in Jobs and Industries
    1. Overview of the 2008–2018 Projections
      1. Population
      2. Labor Force
      3. Employment
    2. Employment Change by Industry
      1. Employment Change by Occupation
      2. Employment Change by Detailed Occupation
      3. Employment Change by Education and Training Category
      4. Total Job Openings
      5. Additional Information About the 2008–2018 Projections
    3. Employment Trends in Major Industries
      1. Nature of the Industry
      2. Working Conditions
      3. Employment
      4. Occupations in the Industry
      5. Training and Advancement
      6. Outlook
      7. Earnings
    4. Job Outlook for People Who Don’t Have a Bachelor’s Degree
      1. Job Openings and Occupations
        1. Occupations with Potential
        2. Career Fields with Prospects
      2. How These Numbers Were Developed
        1. Methods Used
        2. Limitations of the Data
        3. For More Information
  11. Index