College Majors & Careers: A Resource Guide for Effective Life Planning

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Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Business & Economics - 294 pages
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Praise for the previous editions:
"Highly recommended."—American Reference Books Annual

College Majors and Careers, Sixth Edition offers straightforward advice for high school and college students exploring their career options. Providing invaluable guidance on figuring out what to do with an English major or selecting a field of study, this practical guide covers more than 60 college majors linked to more than 350 different career paths. Each college major article includes Occupations, High School Subjects, Majors, Leisure-Time Activities, Personal Skills, Resources, and Values and Personal Attributes. These sections help students identify their strengths and skills, as well as the activities, education, and training they can pursue to help them succeed in their field of study and their career.

This edition includes new questions in the "Career-Related Questions and Answers" section, now reorganized into subcategories for easier browsing. All the major sections have been updated and revised, and a new "Fact Box" feature cites key statistical information, such as the number of grads per year or average starting salaries for jobs with a specific major. An invaluable new section helps parents, professionals, and students learn how to best use the book.

Majors covered include:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business administration
  • Criminal justice
  • Computer science
  • English
  • History
  • Law
  • Nursing and related services
  • Physics
  • Political science
  • and more.

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Cluster of Majors
Who Will Be Helped by This Book?
How This Book Is Organized and How to Use It
Choosing the Major That Best Reflects You
College and Career Related Questions and Answers
SelfAssessment Survey
Descriptions of Selected Occupations
Definitions of Selected Skill Statements
Definitions of Values and Personal Attributes
Index of Occupations
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Paul Phifer holds a master's degree in guidance and counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

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