Great Jobs Reviews

Great Jobs in Business ISBN 978-1-68282-517-4 / eBook: 978-1-68282-518-1
Great Jobs in Education ISBN 978-1-68282-519-8 / eBook: 978-1-68282-520-4
Great Jobs in Engineering ISBN 978-1-68282-521-1 / eBook: 978-1-68282-522-8
Great Jobs in Health Care ISBN 978-1-68282-523-5 / eBook: 978-1-68282-524-2
Great Jobs in the Skilled Trades ISBN 978-1-68282-525-9 / eBook: 978-1-68282-526-6
Great Jobs in Sports ISBN 978-1-68282-527-3 / eBook: 978-1-68282-528-0
Great Jobs in Technology ISBN 978-1-68282-529-7 / eBook: 978-1-68282-530-3
School Library Connection, Aug/Sept 2019

This new career series focuses on jobs in different workplace sectors. Each volume begins with an introduction that provides an overview of the industry. Subsequent chapters focus on a specific type of job in the field. The chapters follow the same format, which is to cover the nature of the job, required education, certifications, volunteer opportunities, and other necessary skills for succeeding in the work. Next the chapter expands on the specific workplace conditions for each job, the earnings, advancement opportunities, the outlook of the career’s future growth, and places online where one can find more information. Each book ends with an interview of someone who currently occupies a professional role in the titular career, more jobs in the field, and an index. The Skilled Trades title showcases both traditional jobs as well as trade jobs specific to newer fields like wind and solar power. The Sports title focuses on the more realistic jobs of non-athletes. The Technology title highlights a wide range of jobs, from software developers to roboticists to security development. The Education title introduces jobs both inside and outside of the classroom. The Health Care title has a wider range of jobs while only naming one type of medical doctor. Engineering and Business both showcase the diverse roles available in their respective fields. This well researched and current series is a wonderful edition to any career section of a library. Teens can use the series when researching for school assignments and for personal career research. The engaging writing is informative and will maintain reader interest. Each book covers jobs with varying education requirements, which will give readers a fuller sense of the type of work available with and without college degrees. Engineering is the only title whose list of jobs all require a college degree. Current and growing fields are highlighted in this great addition to the career series genre.
Kristin Fletcher-Spear, Administrative Librarian, Foothills Branch Library, Glendale, Arizona