150 best jobs for a secure future / Laurence Shatkin

Author(s): Shatkin, Laurence
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Subjects: Vocational guidance--United States
Occupations--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: St. Paul, Minn. : Jist Works c2012
Series: JIST's best jobs series
JIST's best jobs series
LC Classification: H, HF
Physical Description: viii, 408 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: pt. I . Why Job Security Matters and How to Achieve It 23
The Age of the Jobless Recovery 23
Job Loss Has Long-Term Consequences 24
Identify a Secure Career Field and Occupation 25
Limitations of Forecasts 26
Be the Irreplaceable Worker 27
Be a Resilient Worker 28
pt. II . Six Career Fields with Security 31
Computer Systems Design 31
Educational Services 36
Government 41
Health Care 48
Repair and Maintenance 54
Utilities 59
pt. III . The Best Jobs Lists: Jobs with Security 67
Some Details on the Lists 68
Best Secure Jobs Overall: Jobs in Each Field with the Highest Pay, Fastest Growth, and Most Openings 68
The 30 Best Secure Computer Systems Design Jobs Overall 69
The 50 Best Secure Educational Services Jobs Overall 70
The 50 Best Secure Government Jobs Overall 72
The 70 Best Secure Health Care Jobs Overall 73
The 30 Best Secure Repair and Maintenance Jobs Overall 76
The 30 Best Secure Utilities Jobs Overall 77
The 20 Best-Paying Secure Computer Systems Design Jobs 78
The 20 Best-Paying Secure Educational Services Jobs 79
The 20 Best-Paying Secure Government Jobs 79
The 20 Best-Paying Secure Health Care Jobs 80
The 20 Best-Paying Secure Repair and Maintenance Jobs 81
The 20 Best-Paying Secure Utilities Jobs 81
The 20 Fastest-Growing Secure Computer Systems Design Jobs 82
The 20 Fastest-Growing Secure Educational Services Jobs 83
The 20 Fastest-Growing Secure Government Jobs 84
The 20 Fastest-Growing Secure Health Care Jobs 84
The 20 Fastest-Growing Secure Repair and Maintenance Jobs 85
The 20 Fastest-Growing Secure Utilities Jobs 86
The 20 Secure Computer Systems Design Jobs with the Most Openings 87
The 20 Secure Educational Services Jobs with the Most Openings 87
The 20 Secure Government Jobs with the Most Openings 88
The 20 Secure Health Care Jobs with the Most Openings 89
The 20 Secure Repair and Maintenance Jobs with the Most Openings 89
The 20 Secure Utilities Jobs with the Most Openings 90
Best Secure Jobs Lists by Demographic 91
Best Secure Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Self-Employed Workers 93
Best Secure Jobs Overall Employing a High Percentage of Self-Employed Workers 94
Best Secure Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Urban Workers 95
Best Secure Jobs Overall Employing a High Percentage of Urban Workers 96
Best Secure Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Rural Workers 96
Best Secure Jobs Overall Employing a High Percentage of Rural Workers 97
Best Secure Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 16--24 98
Best Secure Jobs Overall with a High Percentage of Workers Age 16--24 98
Best Secure Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 55 and Over 100
Best Secure Jobs Overall with a High Percentage of Workers Age 55 and Over 102
Best Secure Jobs Employing the Highest Percentage of Women 104
Best Secure Jobs Overall Employing a High Percentage of Women 105
Best Secure Jobs Employing the Highest Percentage of Men 107
Best Secure Jobs Overall Employing a High Percentage of Men 108
Best Secure Jobs Sorted by Education or Training Required 110
The Education Levels 110
Another Warning About the Data 111
Best Secure Jobs Requiring Short-Term On-the-Job Training 112
Best Secure Jobs Requiring Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training 113
Best Secure Jobs Requiring Long-Term On-the-Job Training 113
Best Secure Jobs Requiring Work Experience in a Related Occupation 114
Best Secure Jobs Requiring Postsecondary Vocational Training 115
Best Secure Jobs Requiring an Associate Degree 115
Best Secure Jobs Requiring a Bachelor's Degree 116
Best Secure Jobs Requiring Work Experience Plus Degree 118
Best Secure Jobs Requiring a Master's Degree 118
Best Secure Jobs Requiring a Doctoral Degree 119
Best Secure Jobs Requiring a First Professional Degree 119
Best Secure Jobs Sorted by Personality Types 120
Descriptions of the Six Personality Types 120
Best Secure Jobs for People with a Realistic Personality Type 121
Best Secure Jobs for People with an Investigative Personality Type 122
Best Secure Jobs for People with an Artistic Personality Type 124
Best Secure Jobs for People with a Social Personality Type 124
Best Secure Jobs for People with an Enterprising Personality Type 125
Best Secure Jobs for People with a Conventional Personality Type 126
Bonus Lists: Metropolitan Areas Where the Secure Career Fields Are Concentrated 128
Top 10 Metropolitan Areas Where Computer Systems Design Jobs Are Concentrated 128
Top 10 Metropolitan Areas Where Educational Services Jobs Are Concentrated 129
Top 10 Metropolitan Areas Where Health Care Jobs Are Concentrated 130
Top 10 Metropolitan Areas Where Repair and Maintenance Jobs Are Concentrated 130
Top 10 Metropolitan Areas Where Utilities Jobs Are Concentrated 131
Bonus Lists: Top Skills for the Secure Career Fields 131
The Top 10 Skills for the Computer Systems Design Field 132
The Top 10 Skills for the Educational Services Field 132
The Top 10 Skills for the Government Field 133
The Top 10 Skills for the Health Care Field 133
The Top 10 Skills for the Repair and Maintenance Field 134
The Top 10 Skills for the Utilities Field 134
The Top 10 Skills for the 150 Best Secure Jobs 135
pt. IV . Descriptions of the Best Secure Jobs 137
Accountants and Auditors 139
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 141
Air Traffic Controllers 142
Athletic Trainers 143
Audiologists 144
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 145
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 146
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 147
Billing and Posting Clerks 150
Biochemists and Biophysicists 152
Biological Scientists, All Other 153
Biomedical Engineers 156
Budget Analysts 157
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 158
Chief Executives 160
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 162
Chiropractors 163
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 164
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 166
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 167
Compliance Officers 168
Computer and Information Research Scientists 173
Computer Network Architects 174
Computer Occupations, All Other 176
Computer Systems Analysts 183
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 185
Customer Service Representatives 187
Database Administrators 188
Dental Assistants 189
Dental Hygienists 191
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 192
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 195
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 196
Education Administrators, All Other 197
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 199
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 200
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 201
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 202
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 203
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 205
Electrical Engineers 206
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 207
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 208
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 210
Environmental Engineers 211
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 213
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 216
Financial Examiners 218
Firefighters 219
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers 221
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 222
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 223
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 225
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 226
Gas Plant Operators 227
General and Operations Managers 228
Graphic Designers 230
Health Educators 231
Healthcare Social Workers 232
Home Appliance Repairers 233
Human Resources Specialists 234
Industrial Engineering Technicians 235
Industrial Engineers 236
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 238
Industrial Production Managers 240
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 245
Instructional Coordinators 246
Interpreters and Translators 248
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 249
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 250
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 251
Logisticians 252
Machinists 254
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 255
Management Analysts 257
Massage Therapists 258
Mechanical Engineers 259
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 261
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 262
Medical and Health Services Managers 266
Medical Equipment Repairers 267
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 269
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 270
Medical Secretaries 271
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 272
Mental Health Counselors 273
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 274
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians 276
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 277
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 278
Occupational Therapists 279
Occupational Therapy Assistants 281
Operations Research Analysts 282
Optometrists 283
Orthotists and Prosthetists 284
Painters, Transportation Equipment 285
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 287
Pharmacists 288
Pharmacy Technicians 289
Physical Therapist Assistants 290
Physical Therapists 291
Physician Assistants 292
Physicians and Surgeons 294
Physicists 300
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 301
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 303
Political Scientists 304
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 305
Power Plant Operators 306
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 307
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 308
Psychologists, All Other 309
Public Relations Specialists 311
Radiation Therapists 312
Radiologic Technologists 313
Receptionists and Information Clerks 314
Registered Nurses 315
Rehabilitation Counselors 320
Respiratory Therapists 321
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 322
Security Guards 323
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 324
Social and Community Service Managers 325
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 326
Sociologists 328
Software Developers, Applications 329
Software Developers, Systems Software 331
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 332
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 334
Speech-Language Pathologists 335
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 336
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 337
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 340
Surgical Technologists 341
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 343
Teachers and Instructors, All Other 343
Teachers, Postsecondary 345
Team Assemblers 377
Technical Writers 378
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 379
Training and Development Managers 380
Training and Development Specialists 381
Transportation Inspectors 382
Urban and Regional Planners 386
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 387
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 388
Writers and Authors 390
Appendix: Definitions of Skills and Knowledge/Courses Referenced in This Book 393
Index 399
Notes: ISBN: 9781593578893 (pbk.)
ISBN: 159357889X (pbk.)
Includes index
Summary: Presents lists of the jobs with the most secure future, identifying six career fields with job descriptions and the necessary skills, education, future growth projections, and work environment for each job
OCLC Number: 711044339
ISBN/ISSN: 9781593578893
159357889X