ERIC Number: ED425309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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The Top 100. The Fastest Growing Careers for the 21st Century. Revised Edition.
This publication presents 100 careers the U.S. Department of Labor and other sources project as the fastest growing through the year 2006. A shaded bar on the bottom of the title page of each article contains a listing of codes for three commonly used government classification systems. Shaded bars at the bottom of other pages provide quick facts. Each article contains the following sections: definition (the duties and responsibilities of the career); nature of the work (an average day for a worker, including primary and secondary duties; types of tools, machinery, or equipment used and other types of workers they interact with); requirements (the formal educational requirements necessary to become employed in the field; training sources; certification, licensing, and continuing education requirements; and helpful high school and college classes); opportunities for experience and exploration (ways to explore the field); methods of entering (tips on how to land a first job); advancement (the career path and tools needed to proceed in the career); employment outlook (the potential long-term outlook); earnings (salary ranges for beginning, midrange, and experienced workers); fringe benefits; conditions of work (a typical day on the job); and sources of additional information (contact information for resource organizations). (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Demand Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Fringe Benefits, Higher Education, Job Analysis, Labor Market, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Promotion (Occupational), Salaries, Secondary Education, Work Environment
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