Career Information Center, 10th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0028662431
  • ISBN-13: 9780028662435
  • DDC: 331.702097
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2500 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Career Information Center has been the one-stop resource for librarians, counselors, educators, and other job information providers for more than 20 years. It provides the most current information available on careers in the United States and Canada to people of all ages and at all stages of career development.

Career Information Center recognizes the importance not only of job selection, but also of job retention, coping, and applying life skills. No other career information publication deals with work attitudes so comprehensively.

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Features and Benefits

  • Job profiles: The approximately 700 job profiles covered in extensive detail are listed alphabetically within respective career cluster volumes.
  • Each profile is based on information culled from current U.S. government sources and are enhanced with additional information to help job seekers determine whether a career is right for them.
  • The profiles cover the following areas: job facts, nature of work, work environment, education, licenses, certification, and training, job outlook, similar occupations, and sources of additional information.
  • Nearly all job profiles contain MLA-style citations of books, audio/visual materials, and organizations that serve as additional job-specific resources. No competitor title offers a similar breadth of sources.

What's New

  • Arrangement: This tenth edition of the CAREER INFORMATION CENTER is arranged around 16 commonly used career clusters: agriculture, food, and natural resources; architecture and construction; arts, audio/video technology, and communications; business management and administration; education and training; finance; government and public administration; health science; hospitality and tourism; human services; information technology; law, public safety, corrections, and security; manufacturing; marketing; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and transportation, distribution, and logistics.
  • Career cluster overviews: Each of the 16 volumes includes a comprehensive overview of the careers within the cluster and the common career pathways. This structure helps job seekers explore similar careers and determine the skills and knowledge needed for a position.
  • New job profile content: Approximately 320 detailed profiles of new and emerging jobs; many are not included in competitor titles.
  • Most of the approximately 700 job profiles include the following new features: lists of licensure or certification organizations, tools and technology terms and definitions, median annual wage charts, and color photographs that offer a visual glimpse of life on the job.
  • Career narratives: In nearly 150 profiles, interviews with people working in the occupation have been included to provide first-hand insight on a career.
  • General index: The sixteenth volume also contains a comprehensive index for the entire set. This index allows for searching across all 16 volumes and includes common alternate titles for occupations.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028662261 | ISBN-13: 9780028662268

Table of Contents

Career Cluster Overview: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians.
Agricultural Inspectors.
Agricultural Workers.
Air Quality Control Specialists.
Animal Care and Service Workers.
Animal Scientists.
Aquacultural Managers
Conservation Scientists and Foresters.
Environmental Compliance Inspectors
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers.
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse.
Fish and Game Wardens.
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers.
Floral Designers.
Food Processing Occupations.
Food Processing Operators.
Food Scientists and Technologists.
Forest and Conservation Technicians.
Forest and Conservation Workers.
Geological and Petroleum Technicians.
Geological Sample Test Technicians.
Geophysical Data Technicians.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permitting Consultants.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report Verifiers.
Grounds Maintenance Workers.
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers.
Logging Workers.
Mechanical Engineering Technicians.
Mining Machine Operators.
Natural Sciences Managers.
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers.
Nursery Workers.
Oil and Gas Workers.
Pest Control Workers.
Precision Agriculture Technicians.
Recycling and Reclamation Workers.
Recycling Coordinators.
Slaughterers and Meat Packers.
Soil and Plant Scientists.
Soil and Water Conservationists.
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers.
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians.
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators.
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists.
Career Cluster Overview: Architecture and Construction.
Architectural and Engineering Managers.
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons.
Carpet Installers.
Cement Masons and Terrazzo Workers.
Construction and Building Inspectors.
Construction Equipment Operators.
Construction Laborers and Helpers.
Construction Managers.
Conveyor Operators and Tenders.
Cost Estimators.
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers.
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers.
Elevator Installers and Repairers.
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters.
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles.
Geothermal Technicians.
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers.
Home Appliance Repairers.
Insulation Workers.
Interior Designers.
Landscape Architects.
Operations Research Analysts.
Painters, Construction and Maintenance.
Plasterers and Stucco Masons.
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters.
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers.
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers.
Solar Energy Installation Managers.
Solar Photovoltaic Installers.
Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians.
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators.
Structural Iron and Steel Workers.
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters.
Sustainable Design Specialists.
Tile and Marble Setters.
Weatherization Installers and Technicians.
Wind Turbine Service Technicians.
Career Cluster Overview: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications.
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes.
Art Directors.
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians.
Broadcast News Analysts.
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers.
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture.
Craft Artists.
Curators, Museum Technicians, and Conservators.
Desktop Publishers.
Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio.
Fashion Designers.
Film and Video Editors.
Fine Artists.
Graphic Designers.
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers.
Industrial Designers.
Makeup Artists.
Music Directors and Composers.
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners.
Musicians and Singers.
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators.
Printing Workers.
Producers and Directors.
Proofreaders and Copy Markers.
Reporters and Correspondents.
Set and Exhibit Designers.
Technical Writers.
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers.
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers.
Writers and Authors.
Career Cluster Overview: Business Management and Administration.
Accountants and Auditors.
Administrative Services Managers.
Advertising Sales Agents.
Biofuels Production Managers.
Biomass Power Plant Managers.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks.
Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site .
Chief Executives.
Chief Sustainability Officers.
Compensation and Benefits Managers.
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis.
Compliance Managers.
Couriers and Messengers.
Customer Service Representatives.
Data Entry Keyers.
Energy Auditors.
General and Operations Managers.
General Office Clerks.
Geothermal Production Managers.
Human Resources Managers.
Human Resources Specialists.
Hydroelectric Production Managers.
Information Clerks.
Labor Relations Specialists.
Management Analysts.
Material Recording Clerks.
Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System.
Regulatory Affairs Managers.
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants.
Spa Managers.
Statistical Assistants.
Sustainability Specialists.
Training and Development Managers.
Training and Development Specialists.
Wind Energy Operations Managers.
Wind Energy Project Managers.
Career Cluster Overview: Education and Training.
Adapted Physical Education Specialists.
Adult Literacy and GED Teachers.
Athletes and Sports Competitors.
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists.
Career and Technical Education Teachers.
Distance Learning Coordinators.
Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals.
Fitness and Wellness Coordinators.
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors.
High School Teachers.
Instructional Coordinators.
Instructional Designers and Technologists.
Interpreters and Translators.
Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers.
Library Technicians and Assistants.
Middle School Teachers.
Postsecondary Education Administrators.
Postsecondary Teachers.
Preschool and Childcare Center Directors.
Preschool Teachers.
Regulatory Affairs Specialists.
School and Career Counselors.
School Psychologists.
Self-Enrichment Teachers.
Special Education Teachers.
Teacher Assistants.
Career Cluster Overview: Finance.
Bill and Account Collectors.
Budget Analysts.
Carbon Credit Traders.
Carbon Trading Analysts.
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, and Investigators.
Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance.
Credit Analysts.
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks.
Energy Brokers.
Financial Analysts.
Financial Clerks.
Financial Examiners.
Financial Managers.
Financial Quantitative Analysts.
Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts.
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks.
Insurance Sales Agents.
Insurance Underwriters.
Investment Fund Managers.
Investment Underwriters.
Loan Counselors.
Loan Officers.
Personal Financial Advisors.
Risk Management Specialists.
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents.
Tax Preparers.
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers.
Treasurers and Controllers.
Career Cluster Overview: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics.
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians.
Air Traffic Controllers.
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors.
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians.
Airline and Commercial Pilots.
Automotive Body and Glass Repairers.
Automotive Master Mechanics.
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics.
Aviation Inspectors.
Avionics Technicians.
Bicycle Repairers.
Bus Drivers.
Cargo and Freight Agents.
Commercial Divers.
Customs Brokers.
Delivery Truck Drivers and Driver/Sales Workers.
Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics.
Flight Attendants.
Freight and Cargo Inspectors.
Freight Forwarders.
Hand Laborers and Material Movers.
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers.
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians.
Locomotive Firers.
Logistics Analysts.
Logistics Engineers.
Logistics Managers.
Material Moving Machine Operators.
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics.
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks.
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators.
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters.
Ship Engineers.
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks.
Signal and Track Switch Repairers.
Small Engine Mechanics.
Storage and Distribution Managers.
Subway and Streetcar Operators.
Supply Chain Managers.
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs.
Traffic Technicians.
Train Engineers and Operators.
Transportation Inspectors.
Transportation Managers.
Transportation Planners.
Water Transportation Occupations.
Career Cluster Overview: Health Science.
Acute Care Nurses.
Administrative and Clinical Medical Assistants.
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses.
Allergists and Immunologists.
Anesthesiologist Assistants.
Athletic Trainers.
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians and Vascular Technologists.
Clinical Data Managers.
Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Clinical Psychologists.
Clinical Research Coordinators.
Counseling Psychologists.
Critical Care Nurses.
Cytogenetic Technologists.
Dental Assistants.
Dental Hygienists.
Dental Laboratory Technicians.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
Dietetic Technicians.
Dietitians and Nutritionists.
EMTs and Paramedics.
Endoscopy Technicians.
Family and General Practitioners.
Genetic Counselors.
Health Educators.
Hearing Aid Specialists.
Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians.
Informatics Nurse Specialists.
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses.
Massage Therapists.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians.
Medical and Health Services Managers.
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians.
Medical Scientists.
Medical Secretaries.
Medical Transcriptionists.
Naturopathic Physicians.
Neurodiagnostic Technologists.
Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists.
Nuclear Medicine Physicians.
Nuclear Medicine Technologists.
Nurse Anesthetists.
Nurse Practitioners.
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants.
Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists.
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians.
Occupational Therapists.
Occupational Therapy Aides.
Occupational Therapy Assistants.
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians.
Ophthalmic Medical Assistants.
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians.
Ophthalmic Medical Technologists.
Opticians, Dispensing.
Optometric Assistants.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Orientation and Mobility Specialists and Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists.
Orthotists and Prosthetists.
Patient Representatives.
Pharmacy Aides.
Pharmacy Technician.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians.
Physical Therapist Aides.
Physical Therapist Assistants.
Physical Therapists.
Physician Assistants.
Podiatric Medical Assistants.
Preventive Medicine Physicians.
Psychiatric Technicians and Aides.
Radiation Therapists.
Radiologic Technologists.
Recreational Therapists.
Registered Nurses.
Rehabilitation Counselors.
Respiratory Therapists.
Speech-Language Pathologists.
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.
Sports Medicine Physicians.
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors.
Surgical Assistants.
Surgical Technologists.
Career Cluster Overview: Hospitality and Tourism.
Amusement and Recreation Attendants.
Baggage Porters and Bellhops.
Chefs and Head Cooks.
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers.
Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers.
Food Preparation Workers.
Food Service Managers.
Gaming Services Occupations.
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks.
Janitors and Building Cleaners.
Lodging Managers.
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners.
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners.
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks.
Tour Guides and Escorts.
Travel Agents.
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials.
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers.
Waiters and Waitresses.
Career Cluster Overview: Human Services.
Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmetologists.
Child, Family, and School Social Workers.
Childcare Workers.
Farm and Home Management Advisors.
Funeral Attendants.
Funeral directors.
Healthcare Social Workers.
Home Health Aides.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists.
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers.
Manicurists and Pedicurists.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers.
Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.
Personal Care Aides.
Recreation Workers.
Residential Advisors.
Sewers and Tailors.
Skincare Specialists.
Social and Community Service Managers.
Social and Human Service Assistants.
Career Cluster Overview: Information Technology.
Business Intelligence Analysts.
Computer and Information Research Scientists.
Computer and Information Systems Managers.
Computer Hardware Engineers.
Computer Network Architects.
Computer Network Support Specialists.
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic.
Computer Programmers.
Computer Support Specialists.
Computer Systems Analysts.
Computer Systems Engineers/Architects.
Data Warehousing Specialists.
Database Administrators.
Database Architects.
Document Management Specialists.
Information Security Analysts.
Information Technology Project Managers.
Multimedia Artists and Animators.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators.
Software Developers.
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers.
Telecommunications Engineering Specialists.
Video Game Designers.
Web Administrators.
Web Developers.
Career Cluster Overview: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security.
Animal Control Workers.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators.
Business Continuity Planners.
Correctional Officers.
Court Reporters.
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents.
Fire Inspectors and Investigators.
Forensic Science Technicians.
Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors.
Forest Firefighters.
Immigration and Customs Inspectors.
Intelligence Analysts.
Judges and Hearing Officers.
Judicial Law Clerks.
Legal Secretaries.
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers.
Loss Prevention Managers.
Paralegals and Legal Assistants.
Police and Detectives.
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers.
Private Detectives and Investigators.
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists.
Retail Loss Prevention Specialists.
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers.
Security Management Specialists.
Security Managers.
Transportation Security Screeners.
Career Cluster Overview: Manufacturing.
Assemblers and Fabricators.
Automotive Specialty Technicians.
Biofuels Processing Technicians.
Biomass Plant Technicians.
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters.
Chemical Plant and System Operators.
Chemical Technicians.
Civil Engineering Technicians.
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers.
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers.
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic.
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers.
Environmental Engineering Technicians.
Etchers and Engravers.
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers.
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders.
General Maintenance and Repair Workers.
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians.
Industrial Engineering Technicians.
Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Workers.
Industrial Production Managers.
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers.
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers.
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers.
Manufacturing Production Technicians.
Medical Appliance Technicians.
Medical Equipment Repairers.
Metal and Plastic Machine Workers
Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians.
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic.
Molding and Casting Workers.
Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians.
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators.
Nuclear Technicians.
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders.
Painting and Coating Workers.
Photonics Technicians
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers.
Radio Mechanics.
Robotics Technicians.
Semiconductor Processors.
Sheet Metal Workers.
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders.
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.
Tool and Die Makers.
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers.
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.
Career Cluster Overview: Marketing.
Advertising and Promotions Managers.
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate.
Counter and Rental Clerks.
Demonstrators and Product Promoters.
Green Marketers.
Market Research Analysts.
Marketing Managers.
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers.
Online Merchants.
Parts Salespersons.
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers.
Public Relations Managers and Specialists.
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents.
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents.
Retail Sales Workers.
Sales Engineers.
Sales Managers.
Sales Representatives, Technical and Scientific Products.
Search Marketing Strategists.
Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors.
Survey Researchers.
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives.
Career Cluster Overview: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Aerospace Engineers.
Agricultural Engineers.
Anthropologists and Archeologists.
Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists.
Automotive Engineering Technicians.
Automotive Engineers.
Biochemical Engineers.
Biochemists and Biophysicists.
Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers.
Bioinformatics Scientists.
Bioinformatics Technicians.
Biological Technicians.
Biomedical Engineers.
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists.
Chemical Engineers.
Chemists and Materials Scientists.
Civil Engineers.
Electrical Engineering Technicians.
Electrical Engineering Technologists.
Electrical Engineers.
Electro-mechanical Technicians.
Electromechanical Engineering Technologists.
Electronic Engineering Technicians.
Electronics Engineering Technologists.
Electronics Engineers.
Energy Engineers.
Environmental Economists.
Environmental Engineers.
Environmental Restoration Planners.
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians.
Environmental Scientists and Specialists.
Fire Prevention and Protection Engineers.
Fuel Cell Engineers.
Fuel Cell Technicians.
Geodetic Surveyors.
Geographic Information Systems Technicians.
Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists.
Health and Safety Engineers.
Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists.
Industrial Ecologists.
Industrial Engineering Technologists.
Industrial Engineers.
Industrial Safety and Health Engineers.
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists.
Manufacturing Engineers.
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects.
Materials Engineers.
Mechanical Engineering Technologists.
Mechanical Engineers.
Mechatronics Engineers.
Microsystems Engineers.
Mining and Geological Engineers.
Molecular and Cellular Biologists.
Nanosystems Engineers.
Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians.
Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists.
Non-Destructive Testing Specialists.
Nuclear Engineers.
Petroleum Engineers.
Photonics Engineers.
Product Safety Engineers.
Quality Control Analysts.
Quality Control Inspectors.
Quality Control Systems Managers.
Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists.
Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists.
Remote Sensing Technicians.
Robotics Engineers.
Solar Energy Systems Engineers.
Transportation Engineers.
Validation Engineers.
Water Resource Specialists.
Water/Wastewater Engineers.
Wind Energy Engineers
Career Cluster Overview: Government and Public Administration.
City and Regional Planning Aides.
Climate Change Analysts.
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks.
Emergency Management Directors.
Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers.
Government Property Inspectors and Investigators.
Licensing Examiners and Inspectors.
Meter Readers, Utilities.
Military Careers.
Political Scientists.
Postal Service Workers.
Surveying and Mapping Technicians.
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents.
Urban and Regional Planners.
General Index.