Engineering, Mechanics, and Architecture

Engineering, Mechanics, and Architecture

by Kelly Wiles


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In today's dynamic employment scene it is common for professionals to change careers during their working lives. Whether to seek fresh challenges, live a preferred lifestyle, or find a more personally satisfying line of work, more and more people are choosing new and different career paths. Sometimes experienced workers are forced to launch a new career due to the economic realities of a changing job market. The Field Guides to Finding a New Career provide essential tools in mapping out a path in some of today's most exciting industries. This book offers a step-by-step process for assessing your personal skills and experience and applying them to engineering, mechanics, and architecture.

a self-assessment quiz to pinpoint your strongest skills and qualities

"Career Compasses" that identify key skills and qualities required

"You Are Here" tips for repurposing current skills and gaining new ones

"Landmarks" that address key issues for career changers in different age groups

Complete with interviews with industry professionals and lists of further resources and relevant trade organizations, the Field Guides to Finding a New Career: Engineering, Mechanics, and Architecture is a must-have resource. Careers profiled include

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816079964
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Series: Field Guides to Finding a New Career Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 518,074
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Finding a New Career vii

How to Use This Book ix

Make the Most of Your Journey xi

Self-Assessment Quiz xvii

Chapter 1 Civil Engineer 1

Chapter 2 Aircraft Mechanic 12

Chapter 3 Cartographer 22

Chapter 4 Landscape Architect 32

Chapter 5 Surveyor 42

Chapter 6 Drafter/CADD Operator 52

Chapter 7 Industrial Designer 62

Chapter 8 Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician 71

Chapter 9 Industrial Production Manager 80

Chapter 10 Industrial Engineer 89

Appendix A Going Solo: Starting Your Own Business 99

Appendix B Outfitting Yourself for Career Success 113

Index 125

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