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Career Opportunities in Transportation
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Richard A. McDavid and Susan Echaore-McDavid
  • From the Series: Career Opportunities
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816074011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7401-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 07/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 388
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 392

Summary

The transportation industry involves much more than just the movement of people and cargo: It also includes the manufacturing of transportation equipment; the development of transportation infrastructure; the management and administration of transport systems and networks; the enforcement of transportation laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; and scenic and sightseeing transportation.

Career Opportunities in Transportation examines the most common as well as the not-so-familiar careers that the transportation industry has to offer. Featuring more than 100 job profiles in ground, air, rail, maritime, pipeline, and other diverse areas of transportation, this new resource offers an introduction that guides readers through the history of the modern transportation industry. Helpful appendixes include information on the commercial driver's license, education and training resources, professional associations, Web resources, and more.

Career profiles include:

  • Air traffic controller
  • Bridge tender
  • Charter boat captain
  • Commercial pilot
  • Freight broker
  • Landscape architect
  • Motorcycle mechanic
  • Naval architect
  • Pipeline inspector
  • Railroad conductor
  • Ship engineer
  • Yardmaster.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Web sites.

About the Author(s)

Richard A. McDavid is the coauthor of Career Opportunities in Forensic Science and Career Opportunities in Engineering. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Susan Echaore-McDavid has more than 25 years of publishing experience. She is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 50 books for a variety of publishers, on subjects such as job skills, reading skills, English, math, science, and home economics. She has several years of experience working with young people between the ages of 13 and 24, as a teacher, counselor, and community work-experience program administrator. She is the author of Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry, Second Edition; Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security, and Protective Services, Second Edition; and Career Opportunities in Science, Second Edition for Ferguson Publishing.

Reviews and Awards

"...a practical, easy-to-use guide...an up-to-date and very helpful reference tool that belongs in all high school, undergraduate, and employment agency libraries. It is also worth considering by public libraries where there is a demand for occupational information."


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