ERIC Number: ED286386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
College to Career. The Guide to Job Opportunities.
Mitchell, Joyce Slayton
Job opportunities in various fields are described for college students. Each description begins with a definition of the job, followed by a report of the tasks involved, usually with perceptions from young people in their twenties or thirties. Each job lists requisite educational, computer, and personal skills. The computer skills are rated from one to six, indicating the skill level necessary for the job. Information about the numbers of people in each career is included, with citations of women and blacks, whenever possible. Specific numbers or percentages of people working for the various types of firms or agencies and the primary geographic locations of each job are provided. Average salaries are also cited for each career. When examining each career category, suggestions are offered for other careers using similar skills and interests. Also covered are: workstyle options, women and work, men and work, assessing one's skills, interviewing people in certain careers, student jobs, internship experiences and stopping school for a while to work, and changing careers. The 12 fastest growing careers are listed, along with the 12 highest paying careers, and 12 of the hottest burnout careers. Twelve atypical jobs are also described. (SW)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Computer Literacy, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Information Sources, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Salaries
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 ($9.95; 20% discount on orders for 5 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.