175 Best Jobs Not Behind a Desk
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Helpful Facts • About 60 percent of weight gain among Americans in recent decades is due to sedentary jobs, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. • Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, report that overweight people in a study spent about two and a half extra hours daily chair-bound than did their lean counterparts. • Researchers have estimated that the percentage of workers in physical jobs decreased from 20 percent to less than 8 percent in the last 50 years. Fortunately, there are still plenty of high-activity jobs for people who prefer them. And these are not menial jobs that are likely to be phased out as soon as someone invents the right kind of robot to do them. Many high-activity jobs have good earnings and are expected to have good job opportunities. Key Features and Benefits • Helps job seekers, students, and others discover the best high-activity jobs in just two steps: 1. Review the best jobs lists for the careers that match your interests or needs. 2. Look up job descriptions for details on salary, job tasks, physical activity level, skills, related education/training, percent self-employed and part-time, working conditions, and much more. • Provides 70 unique “best jobs” lists to help readers find good careers not chained to a desk. The lists give readers an easy way to review and compare jobs. The lists cover the best jobs not behind a desk by pay, growth through 2014, and annual openings; the best jobs by education and training levels; the best jobs in 16 interest areas; the best jobs organized by part-time work and self-employment; and the best jobs for men, for women, for workers over age 55, and for workers ages 16–24. • Features detailed descriptions of the best jobs not behind a desk. The job descriptions are organized alphabetically. Information on each job includes annual earnings, annual openings, growth through 2014, education/training required, percent self-employed, percent part-time, summary description and tasks, skills required, physical activity level, New Guide for Occupational Exploration interest area and work group, related jobs, personality type (Holland code), related education/training programs from the U.S. Department of Education Classification of Instructional Programs, related knowledge and courses, and working conditions. • Includes a special group of eye-opening bonus lists. The extra lists include the metropolitan areas that have the largest proportion of active best jobs; the lowest-strength high-activity jobs; and the highest-strength high-activity jobs. • Capitalizes on the desire of many people to not work in stuffy offices or sit all day at work. • Provides a wealth of current information for good career decision-making in a useful, interesting format. The information is based on research and the latest O*NET and other data from the U.S. Department of Labor, the most up-to-date, reliable career information source. • Includes outdoor jobs, plus high-activity indoor jobs and jobs that offer a combination of indoor and outdoor activity. • Covers a wide range of fields and industries, including many that are growing quickly. • Features handy printed tabs in Part IV. Readers can quickly find alphabetized job descriptions. • Appealing look throughout matches the “Best Jobs” books design. • Does not include jobs paying less than $20,000. • Index makes job titles easy to find in the best-paying jobs lists.
; February 2007
433 pages; ISBN 9781593574505Read online
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Title: 175 Best Jobs Not Behind a Desk
Author: Farr; Shatkin
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