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The following titles include biographies of significant scientists and industry leaders and may be of interest to those with career aspirations in the sciences:
January 2016 · 1 volume · 400 pages · 8"x10"
Careers in Building Construction
The Careers series is designed to cater high school and undergraduate college students as well as those searching for a new career, whether in the same field or a completely unrelated one. These titles examine the thriving industries and the exact careers where job seekers can excel and help them make the best decision on which career path or area of study to pursue.
From Surveyors to Architects to Engineers, Careers in Building Construction explores a variety of growing fields to help young adults gain a head start in learning more about the many career opportunities available for those who want to pursue a career in building construction. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides those interested in a career in building construction with necessary insights into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.
Overviews range in length from 3,500 to 4,500 words and all entries begin with a Snapshot of the occupation that includes career clusters, interests, earnings, and employment outlook. Also included is a profile that outlines working conditions, educational needs, and physical abilities along with the occupation's Holland Interest Score, which matches up character and personality traits with specific jobs.
Occupational Profiles range in length from 1,500 2,000 words and lists specific jobs that are related in some way, like Landscape Drafter, Urban and Regional Planner, and Architectural Drafter. This section also includes a list of Duties and Responsibilities.
Careers in Building Construction highlights over 30 career paths in building construction, including:
• Building Surveyor
• Construction Manager
• Construction Worker
• Project Architect
• Site Engineer
• Plus much more!
Individual chapters provide real-world insight into these professions, including: A Day in the Life, Work Environment, Education & Training, Earnings & Advancement, Employment Outlook, Networking Contacts, Areas with the Highest Employment Levels, alongside Conversations with Real Professionals.