Revised and updated in 2019
"This is the prettiest, most well-organized, useful and up to date guide to careers that I have ever seen." — Dick Bolles, author, What Color Is Your Parachute?
Imagine your dream job. Whether you’re set on making big bucks or a big difference, this is the go-to guide to get you there.
This comprehensive careers handbook is packed with ideas and inspiration to set you on the right career path. Tailor made to suit your individual strengths and interests, you’ll work out where you want to go and the exact route to take. From actors, architects, astronauts, and air traffic controllers to soldiers, software engineers, school teachers, and sports stars, there are 400 exciting careers up for grabs and that means something for everyone.
Explore the world of education, training, and work as never before using this eye-catching format and colorful graphics to keep things clear and simple. Each industry chapter introduces a variety of possible career options explored in detail, alongside an industry profile, suggested skillset, essential qualifications, salary expectations, possible routes into the industry, and similar career alternatives.
The Careers Handbook is your own personal careers advisor, on hand to give you all the information and answers you need on the way to your perfect job.
- Health and Medicine
- Sports, Leisure, and Tourism
- Arts, Crafts, and Design
- Performing Arts, Media, and Journalism
- Sales, Marketing, and Advertising
- Administration and Business Management
- Finance, Law, and Politics
- Information Technology and Computing
- Science and Research
- Animals, Farming, and the Environment
- Engineering and Manufacturing
- Security and Emergency Services
- Social Service and Teaching
About the Author
Sarah Pawlewski, consultant and principal author, is a career advisor with more than 20 years' experience. She runs her own consultancy and works with clients of all ages across schools, colleges, and industry. Sarah holds degrees in psychology and career guidance, and is a member of the Career Development Institute.
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto.
"This is the prettiest, most well-organized, useful and up to date guide to careers that I have ever seen. It is a wonder, and it is a treasure. I haven't said this about any book, in the last twenty years." — Dick Bolles, author, What Color Is Your Parachute?
"It will be a useful book for our family over the next few years as we begin the college/career process…I hope this book can give our kids some options they may not have originally considered." — SincerelyStacie.com
"This gives readers a range of options." — Booklist
"Getting a kid pointed in the right direction toward a career that is both meaningful and fulfilling is invaluable. Careers does a great job of laying out those opportunities." — GeekDad
"A useful additional purchase for a career section in a public or school library." — VOYA Magazine
"Careers is the ideal reference for undecided teens, parents, and guidance counselors looking for inside information on hundreds of careers." — San Diego Family Magazine
"Inspiring and imaginative as well as practical, Careers has charts and tables that help young people gauge interest about possible careers—it's like having a personal career advisor by your side whenever you need it!" — ChildressInk.com