This book gives first-hand descriptions of the evolution of a band of hardy scientists out of the lab and into just about every career you can imagine. Researchers from every branch of science found their way into finance, public relations, consulting, business development, journalism, and more - and thrived there! Each author tells their personal story, including descriptions of their career path, a typical day, where to find information on their job, opportunities to career growth, and more. This is a must-read for every science major, and everyone who is looking for a way to break out of their career rut.
* An insider's look at the wide range of job opportunities for scientists yearning to leave the lab
* First-person stories from researchers who successfully made the leap from science into finance, journalism, law, public policy, and more.
* Tips on how to track down and get that job in a new industry
* Typical day scenarios for each career track
* List of resources (websites, associations, etc.) to help you in your search
* Completely revised, this latest edition includes six entirely new chapters
What sort of training do you need to work in public health? What kinds of jobs are out there right now? And what exactly is an epidemiologist, anyway?
Answering these questions and more, this career guide provides an overview of the numerous options in public health and the many different roads to get there. Whether you're a student who wants to launch a career or a professional looking to change careers, this guide offers an easy introduction to the field. It details the training, salary ranges, and degree requirements for each job, and alerts readers to alternative pathways beyond the traditional MPH.101 Careers in Public Health helps you follow your interests, find the right job, and make a difference.Key Features
Includes a detailed guide to educational paths, options, and training requirements at the bachelor's, master's, and PhD levelsOffers guidance on navigating the job market, with information on both traditional and nontraditional pathways-and tips on landing the job you want Provides descriptions of careers in disease prevention, environmental health, disaster preparedness, nutrition, education, public safety, and many more Includes interviews with public health professionals who offer details of their day-to-day lives on the job
Revised and refreshed every year, this book is the most comprehensive guide to college majors on the market. In-depth descriptions of 200 of the most popular majors are followed by complete listings of every major offered at over 3,800 colleges, including four-year, two-year and technical schools.
The 2013 edition covers every college major identified by the U.S. Department of Education — over 1,100 majors are listed in all. This is also the only guide that shows what degree levels each college offers in a major, whether a certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's or doctorate. The guide features:
• Insights — from the professors themselves — on how each major is taught, what preparation students will need, other majors to consider and much more!
• Updated information on career options and employment prospects.
• Inside scoop on how students can find out if a college offers a strong program for a particular major, what life is like for students studying that major, and what professional societies and accrediting agencies to refer to for more background on the major.
Completely updated for today's competitive job market, The Everything Cover Letter Book, 2nd Edition is what you need to get your foot in the door! With hundreds of resumes lined up for the job you want, it seems impossible to get yours to rise to the top of the pile. You need a superior cover letter to sell yourself when you're not there to do the talking.
Make a memorable first impression and get the job you want with this authoritative reference as your guide. This new edition includes:
200 plus cover letters, revised for today's industries.Techniques to highlight the best qualities on your resume.Tips on industry trends.Savvy advice on how to grab your reader's attention.Detailed guidance on how to polish your letter to perfection.Formatting guidelines to follow for letters, emails, notes, and more.Dos and Don'ts based on specific job applications.
With sample letters for every job seeker - from stay-at-home moms to traveling CEOs - The Everything Cover Letter Book, 2nd Edition is the only guide you'll need to land the job of your dreams!
Choosing a college major is the biggest decision of one's college experience, and there are many factors to consider. Here, you will discover which majors will give the best chances of finding employment, which majors are most likely to lead to the highest-paying jobs, what major best suits each personality, and what skills and background you need to realize your goals.
Do you know the Dewey decimal system by heart? Do you look forward to long waits in the doctor's office so you can catch up on your magazine reading? Do you have enough books to start your own library? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your career choice has already been made. Now you need to choose an occupation. Careers for Bookworms & Other Literary Types provides all the information you need to launch a career as a:
Librarian • Book editor • Television show producer • Genealogy researcher • Travel writer • Public relations representative
Inside you'll find practical advice on deciding which calling is for you, along with firsthand accounts of everyday routines, information on working conditions on selected jobs, and a list of resources to help you get your foot in the door. Let Careers for Bookworms & Other Literary Types put you on the path to a dynamimc and rewarding career.
When making a decision about your career path, it is crucial that you consider any aspect of a job that will affect your future, your sense of fulfillment, and your bottom line.
With current statistics from the number-one source of job data in America—the U.S. Department of Labor—the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2011–2012 is your best choice for researching careers, whether you’re looking for your first job or contemplating a career change. From able seaman to zoologist, you’ll get vital information about more than 250 occupations, including:Nature of the work and working conditions Earnings Training, qualifications, and advancement Job outlook
With its vast amount of practical, up-to-date information, the Occupational Outlook Handbook is an essential tool for making informed, intelligent decisions about your future.
Did you know . . .
-Training at a vocational school, college, or university is increasingly important for getting a job as a travel agent?
-A physician assistant’s working conditions can vary from regular hours in an office setting to long periods of standing in an operating room?
-Accountants and auditors, budget officers, credit analysts, loan officers, and underwriters have training and skills similar to those of financial managers?
-Boilermakers often use potentially dangerous equipment, such as acetylene torches and power grinders, handle heavy parts, and work on ladders or on top of large vessels?