Careers in aviation and aerospace

Stuart A. Kallen, 1955-

Book - 2017

Offers descriptions, relevant facts, opinions, and advice on careers in aviation and aerospace, with educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, and employment prospects for several jobs in the field.

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Series
Exploring careers (ReferencePoint Press)
Subjects
Published
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc 2017.
Language
English
Physical Description
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781682821015
1682821013
Main Author
Stuart A. Kallen, 1955- (author)
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Aerospace engineering and operations technicians
  • Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanic
  • Commercial pilot
  • Air traffic controller
  • Meteorologist
  • Planetary scientist
  • Astronaut.
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 6 Up—Following the information categories of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), each title profiles eight jobs in terms of working conditions, opportunties for advancement, future outlook, salary, etc. Clustering interest areas, the volumes include a general introduction, ancillary information, related job titles, and interviews. For example, in Emergency Response, the field is described as typically stressful and chaotic and table graphs show that falls, overexertion, and violence by other persons or animals are among the occupational hazards. A firefighter's interview cites camaraderie and a sense of peace from assisting others as what he likes about the job. There is no glossary or vocabulary help but plenty of numerical data and "At a Glance" info. Training requirements include the nuances of different types of skills and educational paths. Much of the data is up-to-date through 2016. VERDICT OOH subheadings provide continuity for curriculum demands, while readers will be drawn to the anecdotes. Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.

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Offers descriptions, relevant facts, opinions, and advice on careers in aviation and aerospace, with educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, and employment prospects for several jobs in the field.