Exploring Careers: Careers in Engineering Reviews

Careers in Health Care: ISBN 978-1-60152-648-9 / eBook: 978-1-60152-649-6
Careers in Biotechnology: ISBN 978-1-60152-702-8 / eBook: 978-1-60152-703-5
Careers in Engineering: ISBN 978-1-60152-676-2 / eBook: 978-1-60152-677-9
Voya, February 1, 2015

Introductions to careers encompass such a broad field that it is difficult to provide specific information for the opportunities even within specific careers. Educational requirements as well as licensing or registration requirements vary geographically and within a career. These three resources develop awareness of some career possibilities within the broad categories. They contain much of the same material for jobs as the Occupations Outlook Handbook produced by the U.S. Department of Labor, but they are much more readable for students. They include a few interviews with practitioners of targeted occupations. As expected for these career groups, most of the highlighted careers require advanced training beyond high school. The names and addresses of professional organizations are handy resources for the student. Each book profiles nine careers within each field and briefly mentions other jobs in that category. Most students are probably unfamiliar with careers such as biofuels developer and bioinformatics manager. The career profiles inform the reader about the training required, future outlook for career opportunities, and salaries, as well as some of the expected tasks for a specific career. The small size and large print may well encourage students who are not willing to tackle a large resource containing multiple career fields.


Careers in Information Technology: ISBN 978-1-60152-706-6 / eBook: 978-1-60152-707-3
Careers in Fashion: ISBN 978-1-60152-704-2/ eBook: 978-1-60152-705-9
Careers in Engineering: ISBN 978-1-60152-676-2 / eBook: 978-1-60152-677-9
Careers in Biotechnology: ISBN 978-1-60152-702-8 / eBook: 978-1-60152-703-5
Careers in the Military: ISBN 978-1-60152-688-5 / eBook: 978-1-60152-689-2
Careers in Health Care: ISBN 978-1-60152-648-9 / eBook: 978-1-60152-649-6
School Library Journal, October 1, 2014

Gr 9 Up—As teenagers prepare for college, they are also thinking about life after university. These books take a field or industry—fashion, for example—and break down several different jobs in that area. Each job has its own chapter that describes what the work entails, the education requirements, and an estimated salary range. Most importantly, though, the text includes quotes from and interviews with real people about their jobs, as well as useful details about opportunities for growth in that position. The authors strive to be as realistic as possible in their descriptions of a job’s potential outlook, and every chapter concludes with a list of professional organizations and unions for more information. For the student who has a general sense of their interests, this series can help narrow their focus for their college plans. Valuable additions to any high school library.