ERIC Number: ED311207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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New Emerging Careers: Today, Tomorrow and in the 21st Century.
Feingold, S. Norman; Atwater, Maxine H.
This book focuses on 10 of the most promising new technologies and the careers that they will foster, picking up where the 1983 book, "Emerging Careers" by Norman Feingold, left off. The book talks about the work that must be done in new ways as technological breakthroughs open new applications. By looking first at the technologies and their current and anticipated applications, the book anticipates opportunities in the workplace. Each chapter provides an overview of an emerging technology, discusses employment opportunities created by it, and outlines career opportunities, with descriptions of specific jobs and details on education and training. Each chapter concludes with a selected bibliography of suggested reading and references, and names and addresses of organizations offering additional information or literature. The 10 careers profiled are the following: biotechnology careers; laser careers; robotic careers; information technology careers; telecommunications careers; information management careers; computer careers; aerospace careers; medical technology careers; and superconductivity technology careers. The final chapter addresses career decision making through self-knowledge, research and planning, and professional guidance. Seven appendixes provide information on work and careers in the future, emerging career fields, futuristic exercises, a high technology futuristic quiz, and an index of emerging career fields cited in the book. (KC)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Career Education, Careers, Computers, Demand Occupations, Emerging Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Employment Projections, Futures (of Society), Information Processing, Information Technology, Labor Market, Lasers, Medical Technologists, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Robotics, Secondary Education, Superconductors, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Garrett Park Press, P.O. Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896 ($15.00; $14.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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Note: For companion workbook, see CE 053 309.