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Title:
Cool careers without college for people who love to fix things
Author:
Bickerstaff, Linda.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Explores the job descriptions, education and training requirements, salary, and outlook predictions for twelve careers that focus on repair work and do not require a college education.
Language:
English
Contents:
Auto body repair technician -- Aviation technologist -- Computer repair technician -- Concrete mason -- Elevator constructor and repairer -- Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning/refrigeration (HVACR) technician -- Historic preservationist -- Horologer -- Lineworker -- Motorcycle mechanic -- Roofer -- Upholsterer.
Reading Level:
1180 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 9.3 3.0 102815.

Reading Counts RC High School 9.7 6 Quiz: 40908.
ISBN:
9780823937882
Format :
Book

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People with the knack for making things work will be delighted to learn how to get started in so many interesting careers where they use their skills. Options described here include auto body repair technician, aviation technologist, computer repair technician, historic preservationist, lineworker, motorcycle mechanic, roofer, and more.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-The first book includes computer-repair technician, concrete mason, and roofer. The second one explores such possibilities as arborist, landscaper, and soil-conservation technician. The careers in Crafts range from picture framer to floral designer to bookbinder. For each field, the highly organized and easy-to-follow chapters provide timely information on job responsibilities, work environments, education and training, salary, and outlook. Each chapter culminates with lists of related associations, Web sites, books, and periodicals. Sidebars offer historical background, advice, and more. Appealing color photographs represent people of various ages and ethnic groups. Concise, clear writing and a large font size contribute to the readability of these titles. Although they lack extensive material about each career, they are eye-catching and user-friendly. Those looking for more comprehensive information would be better served by titles in the "Careers without College" series (Peterson's).-Beth Jones, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Auto body repair technician
Aviation technologist
Computer repair technician
Concrete mason
Elevator constructor and repairer
Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning/refrigeration (HVACR) technician
Historic preservationist
Horologer
Lineworker
Motorcycle mechanic
Roofer
Upholsterer