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200 Best Jobs Through Apprenticeships Second Edition

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200 Best Jobs Through Apprenticeships Second Edition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-537-3

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Pages: 456

Edition: Second

Copyright: 2009 JIST Works

Size: 7.5 x 9.25

Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D.



Learn about a route to career entry that gives you a paycheck while you participate in worksite training and classroom learning—tuition free. Apprenticeship is a system of job training that turns trainees into highly skilled workers with a nationally recognized credential that may bring income and job security as good as or better than what college graduates enjoy.

This book opens your eyes to the many career possibilities through apprenticeships and includes more than 60 best jobs lists and detailed descriptions of the 200 best apprenticeable jobs. The jobs lists are organized by pay, growth through 2016, openings, 16 career clusters/interest areas, Holland personality types, high-growth industries, number of apprenticeship years required, union membership, percentage of women and men in the jobs, and popularity. In addition, this book provides the latest in-depth information on apprenticeships. It lists all 981 apprenticeships that are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor and explains how to become an apprentice, where the opportunities are, what the requirements are, what the pros and cons are, and much more.

200 Best Jobs Through Apprenticeships covers new developments in apprenticeships, lists 100 new nationally registered apprenticeships, and features the latest data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

More than 450,000 people—including minorities, women, youth, people with disabilities, and workers who have been laid off from their jobs—participate in apprenticeship programs. "The government's return on investment in registered apprenticeship clearly outperforms other types of government-sponsored job training programs," according to information from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Table of Contents

Part I. Overview of Apprenticeship
Part II. Master List of Nationally Registered Apprenticeships
Part III. The Best Jobs Lists: Jobs You Can Enter Through Apprenticeship
Part IV. Descriptions of the 200 Best Apprenticeable Jobs

Author Bio

James Michael Farr founded JIST Publishing and was a nationally recognized job search expert, multi-award winner and best-selling author of more than 20 career books, including The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book and Getting the Job You Really Want. He passed away in December 2010.

Widely known as America’s Career Expert, Farr was an important figure in the self-directed job search movement. His passion was empowering job seekers with the knowledge and skills they needed to take control of their own job searches, so that they’d be less reliant on outplacement and vocational services and counselors to find jobs for them.

In 1981, Farr founded JIST, which has been one of the nation’s largest career publishing houses for nearly 30 years. Farr’s ground-breaking job search and career planning books have sold more than 2 million copies and dominate the career shelves of bookstores and libraries across the nation. Farr is the primary author of the Best Jobs series, Top Careers series, and The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book.

During his lifetime, Farr received numerous awards and recognitions for his work. His books Getting the Job You Really Want, The Very Quick Job Search and Best Jobs for the 21st Century were finalists or winners of Benjamin Franklin Awards. Several videos based on Farr’s job search expertise and book content also have won prestigious Telly, Communicator, WorldFest, NY Film Festival and Videographer awards.

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.