Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

The College Majors Handbook

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

The College Majors Handbook

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The College Majors Handbook, by Neeta P. Fogg, Paul E. Harrington and Thomas F. Harrington 1999. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Publishing, Inc. 619 pages, Softcover, $16.47

Intended Audience: A, B, C, E, F, H

Major Headings from Table of Contents:

The Importance of Career Choice, Behavioral & Medical Sciences, Business & Administration, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Technology.

How is the book most useful for its intended audience?

Very valuable tool for a person researching college degrees and subsequent career opportunities.

The top five things you learned from reading this book:

My daughter is going to college for her degree in Social Work. So, what I learned is that there are 400 accredited bachelor's degree programs in Social Work, 60 per cent earn a Master's Degree, and only two per cent are officially unemployed. I also learned that there is 37 per cent growth in Social Work employment projected from 1996-2006. 1 found it interesting that a social worker needs social, teaching, language, persuasion, and leadership skills to be successful.

The College Majors Handbook is an excellent tool for learning about actual jobs, earnings, and trends of 60 college majors. …

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