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Careers in focus. Clerks & administrative workers.
J.G. Ferguson Publishing Company.
Publication Information:
New York : Ferguson, [2004]

Physical Description:
172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Defines the top twenty-one careers in office work, discussing the nature of the work, educational or training requirements, getting started, advancement possibilities, salary, employment outlook, and sources of more information.
General Note:
Includes index.
Introduction -- Billing clerks -- Bookkeeping and accounting clerks -- Collection workers -- Counter and retail clerks -- Data entry clerks -- Financial institution tellers, clerks, and related workers -- Hotel desk clerks -- Insurance policy processing workers -- Legal secretaries -- Library technicians -- Medical secretaries -- Medical transcriptionists -- Office clerks -- Railroad clerks -- Receptionists -- Reservation and ticket agents -- Secretaries -- Statistical clerks -- Stenographers -- Stock clerks -- Typists and word processors -- Index.
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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Careers in Focus: Coaches and Fitness Professionals0 . Gr. 9-12. Teens mulling over college programs and career paths will find excellent resources in these comprehensive guides in the Careers in Focus series. The books introduce a wide range of jobs. Art0 includes chapters about book conservators, art\b \b0 therapists, and museum curators, for example; Coaches and Fitness Professionals0 covers diet and fitness writers, motivational speakers, and yoga instructors as well as the usual coaching positions. Each chapter follows the same format, with information about a job's common duties and responsibilities, a history of the field, educational requirements, salaries, typical hours, and sources for more information. In addition, there are also practical tips on gaining experience in the fields while still in high school or the first year of college. The format is dry and uninspiring, illustrated with a smattering of grainy, black-and-white photographs, but these books offer excellent starting points for young people curious about the world of work. Recently revised editions of older series titles, including Entrepreneurs 0 and Technicians,0 are also available. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2004 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-These compact, up-to-date volumes are well organized and present a good deal of information. Each article begins with an overview and history of an occupation, then moves to a description of the work and educational and training requirements, and explains how to explore the field and find employers, and concludes with information on advancement and earnings. There are also sections on work environment and outlook, lists of contacts for further information, and a transcribed interview with a professional who holds that position. Sidebars give quick facts on each position, with black-and-white photos illustrating some of them. Education includes the top 20 careers in terms of employment opportunities from college administrator and guidance counselor to park ranger and teacher's aide. Sports includes 22 careers from jockey and golf-course superintendent to sports physician and writer.-Janet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Each volume in Ferguson's Careers in Focus series offers an overview of a career category followed by a selection of jobs, profiled in detail. Each profile discusses the nature of the job, earnings, prospects for employment, what kind of training and skills it requires, and sources for further information. Each book also includes black-and-white photographs and interviews with industry professionals. Jobs profiled include: Bookkeeping and accounting clerks Collection workers Legal secretaries Library technicians Reservation and ticket agents Stenographers Typists and word processors. Excerpted from Careers in Focus All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Billing Clerksp. 4
Bookkeeping and Accounting Clerksp. 10
Collection Workersp. 17
Counter and Retail Clerksp. 24
Data Entry Clerksp. 30
Financial Institution Tellers, Clerks, and Related Workersp. 37
Hotel Desk Clerksp. 47
Insurance Policy Processing Workersp. 55
Legal Secretariesp. 62
Library Techniciansp. 73
Medical Secretariesp. 83
Medical Transcriptionistsp. 88
Office Clerksp. 100
Railroad Clerksp. 106
Receptionistsp. 113
Reservation and Ticket Agentsp. 119
Secretariesp. 127
Statistical Clerksp. 138
Stenographersp. 144
Stock Clerksp. 151
Typists and Word Processorsp. 158
Indexp. 167