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150 Best Jobs for a Better World

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150 Best Jobs for a Better World
ISBN: 978-1-59357-476-5

Regular Price: $16.95

Special Price: $8.47

Pages: 432

Copyright: 2008 JIST Works

Size: 7.5 x 9.25

The Editors at JIST and Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D.


Improve the world through your work while enjoying many rewards, including good pay. This special book covers jobs that let you do good for others or society and yourself.

Through 100 best jobs lists and 150 job descriptions, you explore careers in health, education, fine arts, public safety, social services, natural resources, and more. Plus, the careers are ranked by pay, growth, and openings, so that you can do well while doing good. The occupations have job functions that directly affect lives and the world in positive ways, regardless of employer.

Best jobs lists are organized by six world-saving criteria, three economic factors, 11 education and training levels, 15 interest clusters, six personality types, and more. The job descriptions reveal salary, growth through 2014, annual openings, percentages of part-time and self-employed workers, tasks, skills needed, education and training programs, related knowledge and courses, and work environment.

The authors explain how they chose the jobs, how to use your job and your life to make the world better, and how world-improving jobs can have many kinds of rewards.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Best Jobs Lists
Part II: Descriptions of the Best Jobs for a Better World

Author Bio

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., is one of the nation’s leading occupational experts and appears regularly on national news programs and in major print publications to share his expertise about trends in the world of work. He is a senior product developer at JIST Publishing, has 30 years of experience in the career information field, and is an award-winning career information systems developer.

He has been a researcher and developer at Educational Testing Service, where he helped develop the SIGI Plus computer-based career information system. He oversaw the updating and enhancement of the SIGI PLUS database for more than 15 years. He has served as a board member and as president of the Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information. Shatkin also is a member of the National Career Development Association and a frequent presenter at its conferences.

Shatkin is the media’s go-to source for up-to-the-minute occupational information and has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC News Now, the FOX Business Channel’s Money for Breakfast, CNN’s American Morning, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and many more television and radio shows across the nation. He has been quoted in major print publications including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Health, and Publishers Weekly—just to name a few.

For interview requests or questions about Shatkin, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.

The Editors at JIST have dedicated their careers to helping people by making complicated occupational and job search information understandable, accessible, useful, and beneficial to readers at all levels. Together, they have more than 80 years of experience in writing, editing, teaching, training, supervision, libraries, and retail sales. They are deeply immersed in the career development field and are constantly on the lookout for the newest and most helpful books for job seekers.

“A great resource for the student interested in service to others and undecided about where to apply that interest.”
—Career Opportunities News

“The data here are detailed and well presented. But just as important, this book seems to have heart as well....The time to get started on your world-improving career is now.”
—Peter Vogt, M.S., co-founder of Campus Career Counselor