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ERIC Number: ED139710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Career Alternatives for English and Social Science Majors: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road. Occasional Paper Number 77-3.
Bagnall, Robert D.
This handbook is designed to help undergraduates in English and social sciences discover possible jobs and career alternatives available to them in the currently limited job market. Entering freshmen, as well as students who have declared majors, are encouraged to read the handbook in order to decide if they want to pursue academic study in the fields of English and social science. Thirteen career areas are analyzed, including advertising, banking, business, broadcasting, journalism, real estate, public relations, research, and travel. Within each area, a variety of specific jobs are described. For example, within the field of broadcasting possible jobs are program director, staff announcer, newscaster, broadcast technician, general manager, sales representative, and press writer. For each career area and for almost every job, the handbook defines the field or job, describes requirements for academic and experiential background, estimates salary ranges, and provides information about relevant information sources such as the National Association of Broadcasters. Useful editorial comments alert students to special aspects of certain jobs. For example, manufacturers' sales representatives should have highly competitive personalities. The handbook concludes with a bibliography of 39 books, pamphlets, and articles. (AV)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook. American Historical Association Faculty Development Program.