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The enhanced occupational outlook handbook
Farr, J. Michael.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Jist Works, [1998]

Physical Description:
xxxiv, 850 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Based on the latest information from the U.S. Department of Labor" -- Cover.

"Includes all-new 1998-99 job descriptions from the Occupational outlook handbook plus thousands more from the O*NET, and the Dictionary of occupational titles (DOT)" -- Cover.

Includes index.
Added Corporate Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Occupational outlook handbook.

Dictionary of occupational titles.

Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
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HF5382 .F368 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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In addition to updated data from the 1998-1999 Occupational Outlook Handbook, this new edition adds key information from the very latest occupational resource--The Occupational Information Network, known as O'NET. Millions of job seekers and career changers make this reference their choice for comprehensive job information.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xii
Executive, Administrative, and Managerial Occupations
Accountants and Auditorsp. 1
Administrative Services Managersp. 5
Budget Analystsp. 8
Construction and Building Inspectorsp. 10
Construction Managersp. 14
Cost Estimatorsp. 17
Education Administratorsp. 19
Employment Interviewersp. 26
Engineering, Science, and Computer Systems Managersp. 28
Farmers and Farm Managersp. 33
Financial Managersp. 39
Funeral Directorsp. 43
General Managers and Top Executivesp. 45
Government Chief Executives and Legislatorsp. 49
Health Services Managersp. 50
Hotel Managers and Assistantsp. 55
Human Resources Specialists and Managersp. 58
Industrial Production Managersp. 66
Inspectors and Compliance Officers, Except Constructionp. 70
Insurance Underwritersp. 76
Loan Officers and Counselorsp. 77
Management Analysts and Consultantsp. 80
Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managersp. 83
Property Managersp. 88
Purchasers and Buyersp. 93
Restaurant and Food Service Managersp. 98
Professional and Technical Occupations
Air Transportation-Related Occupations
Aircraft Pilotsp. 103
Air Traffic Controllersp. 107
Engineers and Engineering Technicians
Engineersp. 110
Aerospace Engineersp. 113
Chemical Engineersp. 115
Civil Engineersp. 116
Electrical and Electronics Engineersp. 117
Industrial Engineersp. 121
Mechanical Engineersp. 123
Metallurgical, Ceramic, and Materials Engineersp. 126
Mining Engineersp. 128
Nuclear Engineersp. 129
Petroleum Engineersp. 130
Engineering Techniciansp. 132
Architects, Surveyors, and Drafters
Architectsp. 140
Draftersp. 143
Landscape Architectsp. 150
Surveyors and Mapping Scientistsp. 152
Computer, Mathematical, and Operations Research Occupations
Actuariesp. 156
Computer Programmersp. 158
Computer Scientists, Computer Engineers, and Systems Analystsp. 162
Mathematiciansp. 167
Operations Research Analystsp. 169
Statisticiansp. 171
Scientists and Science Technicians
Agricultural Scientistsp. 173
Biological and Medical Scientistsp. 176
Foresters and Conservation Scientistsp. 183
Chemistsp. 187
Geologists and Geophysicistsp. 189
Meteorologistsp. 192
Physicists and Astronomersp. 194
Science Techniciansp. 198
Legal Occupations
Lawyers and Judgesp. 202
Paralegalsp. 208
Social Scientists
Social Scientistsp. 211
Economists and Marketing Research Analystsp. 216
Psychologistsp. 219
Urban and Regional Plannersp. 225
Social and Recreation Workers
Social and Human Service Assistantsp. 227
Recreation Workersp. 229
Social Workersp. 232
Clergyp. 238
Protestant Ministersp. 238
Rabbisp. 239
Roman Catholic Priestsp. 241
Teachers, Counselors, and Library Occupations
Adult Education Teachersp. 242
Archivists and Curatorsp. 247
College and University Facultyp. 252
Counselorsp. 256
Librariansp. 259
Library Techniciansp. 264
School Teachers-- Kindergarten, Elementary, and Secondaryp. 265
Special Education Teachersp. 269
Health Diagnosing Practitioners
Chiropractorsp. 273
Dentistsp. 275
Optometristsp. 277
Physiciansp. 279
Podiatristsp. 283
Veterinariansp. 285
Health Assessment and Treating Occupations
Dietitians and Nutritionistsp. 289
Occupational Therapistsp. 291
Pharmacistsp. 293
Physical Therapistsp. 295
Physician Assistantsp. 297
Recreational Therapistsp. 299
Registered Nursesp. 300
Respiratory Therapistsp. 304
Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologistsp. 306
Health Technologists and Technicians
Cardiovascular Technologists and Techniciansp. 309
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Techniciansp. 311
Dental Hygienistsp. 315
Dispensing Opticiansp. 316
Electroneurodiagnostic Technologistsp. 318
Emergency Medical Techniciansp. 320
Health Information Techniciansp. 322
Licensed Practical Nursesp. 323
Nuclear Medicine Technologistsp. 325
Radiologic Technologistsp. 326
Surgical Technologistsp. 329
Communications-Related Occupations
Broadcast Techniciansp. 330
Public Relations Specialistsp. 334
Radio and Television Announcers and Newscastersp. 337
Reporters and Correspondentsp. 339
Writers and Editorsp. 341
Visual Arts Occupations
Designersp. 347
Photographers and Camera Operatorsp. 353
Visual Artistsp. 357
Performing Arts Occupations
Actors, Directors, and Producersp. 362
Dancers and Choreographersp. 368
Musiciansp. 370
Marketing and Sales Occupations
Cashiersp. 375
Counter and Rental Clerksp. 378
Insurance Agents and Brokersp. 381
Manufacturers' and Wholesale Sales Representativesp. 383
Real Estate Agents, Brokers, and Appraisersp. 387
Retail Sales Worker Supervisors and Managersp. 391
Retail Sales Workersp. 394
Securities and Financial Services Sales Representativesp. 398
Services Sales Representativesp. 401
Travel Agentsp. 407
Administrative Support Occupations, Including Clerical
Adjusters, Investigators, and Collectorsp. 411
Bank Tellersp. 419
Clerical Supervisors and Managersp. 421
Computer Operatorsp. 423
Court Reporters, Medical Transcriptionists, and Stenographersp. 425
General Office Clerksp. 428
Information Clerksp. 430
Hotel and Motel Desk Clerksp. 432
Interviewing and New Accounts Clerksp. 433
Receptionistsp. 434
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerksp. 436
Loan Clerks and Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerksp. 438
Mail Clerks and Messengersp. 440
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupationsp. 443
Dispatchersp. 447
Stock Clerksp. 451
Traffic, Shipping, and Receiving Clerksp. 454
Postal Clerks and Mail Carriersp. 457
Record Clerksp. 460
Billing Clerks and Billing Machine Operatorsp. 462
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerksp. 465
Brokerage Clerks and Statement Clerksp. 468
File Clerksp. 470
Library Assistants and Bookmobile Driversp. 471
Order Clerksp. 473
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerksp. 475
Personnel Clerksp. 476
Secretariesp. 477
Teacher Aidesp. 480
Telephone Operatorsp. 482
Typists, Word Processors, and Data Entry Keyersp. 484
Service Occupations
Food Preparation and Beverage Service Occupations
Chefs, Cooks, and Other Kitchen Workersp. 489
Food and Beverage Service Workersp. 495
Health Service Occupations
Dental Assistantsp. 500
Medical Assistantsp. 501
Nursing Aides and Psychiatric Aidesp. 504
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aidesp. 506
Physical Therapy Assistants and Aidesp. 507
Personal, Buildings, and Grounds Service Occupations
Barbers and Cosmetologistsp. 509
Flight Attendantsp. 513
Homemaker-Home Health Aidesp. 515
Janitors and Cleaners and Cleaning Supervisorsp. 516
Landscaping, Groundskeeping, Nursery, Greenhouse, and Lawn Service Occupationsp. 520
Preschool Teachers and Child-Care Workersp. 525
Private Household Workersp. 528
Veterinary Assistants and Nonfarm Animal Caretakersp. 531
Protective Service Occupations
Correctional Officersp. 534
Firefighting Occupationsp. 536
Guardsp. 541
Police, Detectives, and Special Agentsp. 544
Private Detectives and Investigatorsp. 554
Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Aircraft Mechanics, Including Engine Specialistsp. 559
Automotive Body Repairersp. 562
Automotive Mechanicsp. 565
Diesel Mechanicsp. 570
Electronic Equipment Repairersp. 573
Commercial and Industrial Electronic Equipment Repairersp. 575
Communications Equipment Mechanicsp. 577
Computer and Office Machine Repairersp. 580
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairersp. 582
Telephone Installers and Repairersp. 583
Elevator Installers and Repairersp. 584
Farm Equipment Mechanicsp. 587
General Maintenance Mechanicsp. 589
Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Techniciansp. 591
Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairersp. 595
Industrial Machinery Repairersp. 598
Line Installers and Cable Splicersp. 602
Millwrightsp. 607
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanicsp. 609
Motorcycle, Boat, and Small-Engine Mechanicsp. 612
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tunersp. 615
Vending Machine Servicers and Repairersp. 619
Construction Trades Occupations
Bricklayers and Stonemasonsp. 621
Carpentersp. 624
Carpet Installersp. 631
Concrete Masons and Terrazzo Workersp. 632
Drywall Workers and Lathersp. 635
Electriciansp. 637
Glaziersp. 641
Insulation Workersp. 643
Painters and Paperhangersp. 646
Plasterersp. 648
Plumbers and Pipefittersp. 650
Roofersp. 655
Sheetmetal Workersp. 657
Structural and Reinforcing Ironworkersp. 659
Tilesettersp. 662
Production Occupations
Precision Assemblersp. 665
Blue-Collar Worker Supervisors
Blue-Collar Worker Supervisorsp. 669
Fishing, Hunting, and Forestry Occupations
Fishers, Hunters, and Trappersp. 674
Forestry and Logging Occupationsp. 680
Food Processing Occupations
Butchers and Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cuttersp. 686
Inspectors, Testers, and Graders
Inspectors, Testers, and Gradersp. 690
Metalworking and Plastics-Working Occupations
Boilermakersp. 694
Jewelersp. 697
Machinists and Tool Programmersp. 700
Metalworking and Plastics-Working Machine Operatorsp. 704
Tool and Die Makersp. 713
Welders, Cutters, and Welding Machine Operatorsp. 718
Plant and Systems Operators
Electric Power Generating Plant Operators and Power Distributors and Dispatchersp. 725
Stationary Engineersp. 729
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operatorsp. 731
Printing Occupations
Bindery Workersp. 734
Prepress Workersp. 739
Printing Press Operatorsp. 745
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Occupations
Apparel Workersp. 749
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairersp. 754
Textile Machinery Operatorsp. 757
Upholsterersp. 760
Woodworking Occupations
Woodworking Occupationsp. 763
Miscellaneous Production Occupations
Dental Laboratory Techniciansp. 767
Ophthalmic Laboratory Techniciansp. 770
Painting and Coating Machine Operatorsp. 773
Photographic Process Workersp. 776
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Busdriversp. 783
Material Moving Equipment Operatorsp. 786
Rail Transportation Workersp. 791
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeursp. 797
Truckdriversp. 800
Water Transportation Occupationsp. 805
Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers, and Laborers
Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers, and Laborersp. 811
Job Opportunities in the Armed Forces
Job Opportunities in the Armed Forcesp. 819
Appendix D.O.T. Job Numbers Related to OOH Jobs
Apparel Workersp. 825
Blue-Collar Worker Supervisorsp. 825
Clerical Supervisors and Managersp. 828
General Managers and Top Executivesp. 828
Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers, and Laborersp. 828
Industrial Machinery Repairersp. 831
Inspectors and Compliance Officers, Except Constructionp. 831
Inspectors, Testers, and Gradersp. 831
Manufacturers' and Wholesale Sales Representativesp. 833
Material Moving Equipment Operatorsp. 834
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupationsp. 834
Metalworking and Plastics-Working Machine Operatorsp. 834
Painting and Coating Machine Operatorsp. 836
Precision Assemblersp. 836
Prepress Workersp. 836
Printing Press Operatorsp. 837
Retail Sales Workersp. 837
Science Techniciansp. 837
Textile Machinery Operatorsp. 837
Woodworking Occupationsp. 838
Index of OOH and O*NET Job Titlesp. 839