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Cool careers without college for animal lovers
Hayhurst, Chris.
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Publication Information:
New York : The Rosen Pub. Group, [2002]

Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Profiles the characteristics of and qualifications needed for twelve jobs that involve working with animals.
Reading Level:
1080 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.2 2.0 67581.

Reading Counts RC High School 7.8 6 Quiz: 40926.
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SF80 .H39 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. On-the-job experience and practical high-school courses are the keys to the professions outlined in books in the Cool Careers without College series. The series title is a little misleading. Although none of the jobs requires a four-year degree, some call for adult education courses, an associates' degree, or completion of a certification program. Each volume introduces careers that tap into a range of skills. Hinton describes the job of retail clerk, music promoter, and audio engineer; Hayhurst introduces careers in animal photography, pet grooming, and animal wrangling. The chapters provide a solid understanding of training and day-to-day responsibilities of each job, but details on salary and job outlook are vague. The writing is accessible for both middle-and high-school students, though the large typeface may turn off some older readers. Books in the series are good first steps for students not planning on college but wanting to explore their options. The resources listed at the end of each chapter (nicely annotated in the music volume, but not in the animal one) will take readers to the next level. Stock color photos are scattered through the texts. Other titles in the series appear in the Series Roundup in this issue. --Randy Meyer

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9 Each of these accessible books explores 12 jobs in separate chapters. Animal covers veterinary technician, pet shop worker, wildlife control specialist, and farmer while People discusses professions such as plumber, construction worker, auto mechanic, and electrician among others. Every occupation includes a description and information on training, outlook, and lists of additional sources. The print is large and the glossy color photos show subjects in a variety of real-life activities. Although the pictures are dominated by Caucasians, there is an attempt to show females in nontraditional jobs. Not all libraries need circulating career material for this age group but those that do will find these overviews clearly written. -Janet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.