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Best Jobs for the 21st Century Sixth Edition

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Best Jobs for the 21st Century Sixth Edition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-900-5

Regular Price: $19.95

Special Price: $9.95

Pages: 512

Edition: Sixth

Copyright: 2012 JIST Works

Size: 7.5 x 9.25

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D.


Are you looking for your first job or a better job? Planning your education and career options? Interested in exploring better-paying or more-interesting jobs at your current education level? This book is ideal for people making important career plans and decisions, as well as for the educators, counselors, and others advising them.

In two easy steps, this reference helps readers learn about jobs that offer an entire package of rewards. First, readers browse more than 65 lists that reveal the best jobs for pay, growth, openings, and more. Then readers choose from 500 occupations to review descriptions of the jobs that interest them most. These descriptions offer details about wages; projected growth through 2018; openings; required education, training, and experience; career clusters and pathways; and more. There is also information about each job's top three industries for growth.

Plus, this edition features the best jobs in the 16 career clusters and the best jobs in urban and rural areas.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Best Jobs Lists
Part II: The Job Descriptions

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.

"Best Jobs for the 21st Century provides readers with pertinent and valuable information to easily explore jobs."
—Michelle Clarke, MSW, IUPUI–Educational Success Program

"The lists are great and the job descriptions are detailed."
—Marilyn Quinn, Career Development Facilitator, Career Center, North Idaho College