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Career Opportunities in the Travel Industry


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Gr 8 Up-Easily accessible introductions to these fields. Each volume devotes a spread to numerous careers, including a wide range of jobs under the umbrella profession. Travel looks at airline staffs, cruise crews, overnight-accommodations people, restaurant employees, tour and travel services, sales, executives and managers, tourist-related health-care workers, and other specialized careers. Computers profiles positions in programming and software development, information-systems operation and management, training and support, general networking, computer-related office positions, and information science professions. Profiles outline duties; alternate job titles; salary ranges; job prospects; chances for advancement; the best locations when looking for a job in the field; and prerequisites, including education and training, experience, special skills and personality traits, and any necessary licenses or certifications. A "Career Ladder" shows the hierarchy of positions within the field. Job descriptions expound on all these areas, list organizations and unions, and offer tips for entry into the field. The information is presented in a clean, professional style. The "Cool Careers for Girls" series (Impact) goes into much greater detail, including personal narratives, but covers fewer jobs. This series is designed for sophisticated, goal-oriented readers who are looking for a quick but detailed overview.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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