Careers Overseas is organized into ten chapters that contain thirty-four profiles describing specific fields of interest available to those who wish to work overseas. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides students planning to pursue one of many potential careers overseas with the necessary insight into opportunities, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more. In addition, it offers guidance regarding requirements concerning where to find information about establishing an overseas career, from visas and vaccinations to work permits and residency requirements. Careers Overseas is specifically designed for a high school and undergraduate audience and is edited to align with secondary or high school curriculum standards.
Understanding the wide array of jobs available to those interested in working overseas is important for anyone preparing to launch an international career. Careers Overseas comprises ten lengthy chapters on a broad range of occupations including traditional and long-established jobs such as flight attendant, pilot, and tour guide, as well as in-demand jobs: registered nurse, cartographer, and surgeon. This excellent reference also presents possible career paths and occupations within high-growth and emerging fields in the overseas job market.
Careers Overseas is organized to bring together information about working and living overseas. The first chapter offers general information about working overseas, and the second chapter takes a closer look at studying and volunteering overseas. The remaining chapters consider wider categories, including business and finance; government and security; arts and entertainment, healthcare; resource management and exploration; science and research; travel and tourism. Each chapter includes a number of occupational profiles that offer an overview of the occupation as well as details about duties and responsibilities, occupation specialties, human and technological working environments, and transferrable skills and abilities. Interesting enhancements, like Fun Facts, Famous Firsts, and dozens of photos, add depth to the discussion. A highlight of each chapter is Conversation With—a two-page interview with a professional working in a related job. The respondents share their personal career paths, detail potential for career advancement, offer advice for students, and include a “try this” for those interested in embarking on a career in their profession.
Each chapter ranges in length from 3,500 to 4,500 words and begins with a Snapshot of the occupation that includes career clusters, interests, earnings and employment outlook. This is followed by these major categories:
Overview includes detailed discussions on: Sphere of Work; Work Environment; Occupation Interest; A Day in the Life. Also included here is a Profile that outlines working conditions, educational needs, and physical abilities. You will also find the occupation’s Holland Interest Score, which matches up character and personality traits with specific jobs.
Occupational Specialties lists specific jobs that are related in some way, like Set Designer, Animators, and Photographer. Duties and Responsibilities are also included.
Work Environment details the physical, human, and technological environment of the occupation profiled.
Education, Training, and Advancement outlines how to prepare for this field while in high school, and what college courses to take, including licenses and
certifications needed. A section is devoted to the Adult Job Seeker, and there is a list of skills and abilities needed to succeed in the job profiled.
Earnings and Advancements offers baseline information about earnings potential so readers can gauge the difference between earnings in the U.S. and
Employment and Outlook discusses employment trends, and projects growth to 2020. This section also lists related occupations.
More Information includes associations that the reader can contact for more information.
Several features continue to distinguish this reference series from other career oriented reference works. The back matter includes:
Appendix A: Guide to Holland Code. This discusses John Holland’s theory that people and work environments can be classified into six different groups: Realistic; Investigative; Artistic; Social; Enterprising; and Conventional. See if the job you want is right for you!
Appendix B: General Bibliography. This is a collection of suggested readings, organized into major categories.
Subject Index: Includes people, concepts, technologies, terms, principles, and all specific occupations discussed in the occupational profile chapters.