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CAREER IDEAS FOR KIDS WHO LIKE COMPUTERS by Diane Lindsey Reeves

CAREER IDEAS FOR KIDS WHO LIKE COMPUTERS

By Diane Lindsey Reeves (Author) , Peter Kent (Author)

Age Range: 13 - 16

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-8160-3682-9
Publisher: Facts On File

paper 0-8160-3688-8 A helpful entry in the Career Ideas for Kids series, this will aid students in narrowing their choices among the many computer-related professions, for research or real life. Reeves (Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Art, p. 816) and Kent dispel the stereotypes (that jobs involving computers may be nerdy, demanding, or boring) and may entice readers who never considered the industry with some of the possibilities. Descriptions of standard computer jobs—e.g., systems analyst, computer programmer, technician—mingle with explanations of the fields of artificial intelligence, on-line research, and computer games. Interviews and suggestions for further reading, people to meet, and organizations to contact are included in a text liberally peppered with websites, making any job research a multimedia endeavor. There are plenty of students wondering how to put their mouse, joystick, and keyboard skills to work—this volume will help them begin to sort out and plan for their futures. (b&w illustrations, photos, index) (Nonfiction. 13-16)