The A to Z of Careers and Jobs, 25th Edition

  • 8h 14m
  • Kogan Page Editorial
  • Kogan Page
  • 2018

From accountant to zoologist, this new edition of The A-Z of Careers and Jobs is your one-stop guide for insightful guidance on more than 300 different career areas in the UK. This book is a quick and informative way to find out about what jobs and careers are out there, from traditional roles to brand new opportunities in the digital world. For those looking for their first job after school or university, or for anyone considering a change of career, this book provides reliable and up-to-date advice on a wide range of professions to help you choose the right path for you.

The A-Z of Careers and Jobs covers the practical issues you need to understand, such as the extent of job opportunities in each industry, what personal skills are needed, what experience is required, entry qualifications, training, as well as typical earnings and starting salaries. In an ever more competitive and changing job market, information will help maximize your chances of success. This book is designed to help identify what personal strengths fit to what kinds of work, what skills you should highlight on a CV and what you need to know about each job. The A-Z of Careers and Jobs is also a valuable resource for careers advisers working in schools, colleges and universities who need to keep track of new developments - such as new roles and routes of entry, professional associations and exams - to offer the very best guidance to today's job hunters.

In this Book

  • How to Use This Book
  • Abbreviations
  • Qualifications
  • Useful Points of Contact
  • The National Minimum Wage
  • A: Accountancy – Audiological Scientist
  • B: Bakery – Business Administration
  • C: Cabinet Maker – Customs and Excise
  • D: Dentistry – Driving
  • E: Ecology – Events Organisation
  • F: Facilities – Furniture and Furnishing
  • G: Gardening – Glassmaker
  • H: Hairdressing – Human Resources
  • I: Illustration – Interior Decorator
  • J: Jewellery – Journalism
  • L: Laboratory Work – Logistics
  • M: Management – Music
  • N: Nanotechnologist – Nursing Professions
  • O: Occupational Therapy – Optometry
  • P: Painter and Decorator – Purchasing Officer/Industrial Buyer
  • Q: Quarrying (Topsoil)
  • R: Radiography – Royal Navy
  • S: Sales – Surveying
  • T: Taxation Work – Travel and Tourism
  • U: Undertaker – Upholsterer
  • V: Veterinary Science
  • W: Warehouse Work – Writer
  • Y: Youth Offending Team Officer – Youth Worker
  • Z: Zoology