Finding a Career: Careers If You Like Arts Reviews

Careers If You Like Government and Politics: ISBN 978-1-68282-000-1 / eBook: 978-1-68282-001-8
Careers If You Like History: ISBN 978-1-68282-002-5 / eBook: 978-1-68282-003-2
Careers If You Like Math: ISBN 978-1-68282-004-9 / eBook: 978-1-68282-005-6
Careers If You Like Science: ISBN 978-1-68282-006-3 / eBook: 978-1-68282-007-0
Careers If You Like the Arts: ISBN 978-1-68282-008-7 / eBook: 978-1-68282-009-4
Careers If You Like Writing: ISBN 978-1-68282-010-0 / eBook: 978-1-68282-011-7
School Library Connection, March 1, 2017

This is an excellent series for any middle or high school student to begin to explore career options. Each book is based on a general field of study, and is then further broken down into specific jobs in that field. After a discussion of each specific job, the training required, and the outlook on the future of the career, the reader is given a list of organizations which will provide more information about jobs in that area. The reader is also referred to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, both in print and online, for more information. This series would be an excellent source for any student doing research on a career or for the student who is just beginning to think about what jobs might be available in a particular area of interest. Not all jobs receive glowing presentations, and the reader is told of the drawbacks one may encounter while trying to obtain a job in a particular field. I think this series will be mostly used in the high school, but I highly recommend it for junior high libraries as well.
Patricia Brown, Educational Reviewer, Tipp City, Ohio
Highly Recommended


Careers If You Like Government and Politics: ISBN 978-1-68282-000-1 / eBook: 978-1-68282-001-8
Careers If You Like History: ISBN 978-1-68282-002-5 / eBook: 978-1-68282-003-2
Careers If You Like Math: ISBN 978-1-68282-004-9 / eBook: 978-1-68282-005-6
Careers If You Like Science: ISBN 978-1-68282-006-3 / eBook: 978-1-68282-007-0
Careers If You Like the Arts: ISBN 978-1-68282-008-7 / eBook: 978-1-68282-009-4
Careers If You Like Writing: ISBN 978-1-68282-010-0 / eBook: 978-1-68282-011-7
School Library Journal, November 1, 2016

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.