College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs: The Actual Jobs, Earnings, and Trends for Graduates of 60 College Majors

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JIST Works, 2004 - Business & Economics - 645 pages
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This terrific handbook offers the most accurate and helpful information available for making decisions on a college major, or what to do with a degree you have. Readers learn which majors are the best investment, the job and salary prospects for specific majors, the employment growth rates for particular majors, and how many graduates go on to additional education. The second edition includes substantial new information, including the important steps to take before college to ensure future career success, the rising earnings premiums related to a college education, and the misinformation that exists about college costs and the belief that the "sticker price" of college is the final price. Each chapter describes the major and the courses it requires; discusses jobs that graduates actually obtain; and gives information on employers, tasks, and salaries.

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Contents

PreCollege Decisions and College and Career Choices
3
Assessing Abilities Interests and Values
21
The Economics of Career Choice
41
Copyright

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Michael Farr is a best-selling author of more than 20 books, multi-award winner, and founder of JIST Publishing. Farr was instrumental in the self-directed career planning and job search movement, and he continues to be recognized as an expert in the field of job search and career building. Farr's techniques for a better and faster job search have been adopted by job search and career placement programs throughout the United States. He has trained more than 6,000 instructors and trainers in numerous workshops and presentations across the United States and Canada.

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