America’s Top Jobs for People Re-Entering the Workforce: 85 Opportunities for Jump-Starting Your Career


Reveals 85 opportunities for individuals who are restarting a career, changing careers, or looking for work in areas that require limited direct work experience.

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ISBN: 1-57023-226-1

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By Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.Ds

What are the best jobs for someone re-entering today’s job market? Perhaps you’ve made important personal and professional choices, such as going back to school, raising a family, joining the Peace Corps or the military, or retiring. On the other hand, maybe you were forced to drop out of the job market due to a major injury or illness, a lengthy period of unemployment, or incarceration. Or maybe you are now forced to re-enter the work world – newly divorced, face financial difficulties, closed your business, or experienced an illness, injury, or death of your spouse.

Whatever your circumstances, you need to identify jobs and employers most receptive to people in your situation as well as convince prospective employers that they should hire you despite your lack of continuous work experience.

Which jobs will grow the fastest and pay the best in the decade ahead? Are certain jobs likely to be outsourced to cheap labor markets abroad? Which jobs are the safest and most secure ones that can lead to long-term career stability and success? How can you quickly prepare for the best jobs in the upcoming decade?

Here’s the book that addresses these and many other important career-related questions for individuals re-entering the workforce. Regardless of your educational background and work experience, America’s Top Jobs for People Re-Entering the Workforce identifies jobs that offer excellent opportunities in a variety of industries and occupational fields:

  • Education
  • Health and medical care
  • Government, law, and security
  • Office and administrative support
  • Sales and related occupations
  • Sports, entertainment, and media
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair
  • Production occupations
  • Transportation and material moving

Describing each job in terms of employment outlook, nature of work, working conditions, education and training requirements, expected earnings, and recommended resources, the book serves as a handy directory for exploring numerous promising career options.

Whether you are re-entering the job market after a lengthy absence, planning to change jobs or careers, or even first entering the workforce, this book may become your ticket to job and career success! 238 pages. 6 x 9. 2005.


  1. Jobs and Re-Entering the Workforce
  2. Education Occupations
  3. Health and Medical Care Jobs
  4. Government, Legal, and Security Occupations
  5. Office and Administrative Support Occupations
  6. Sales and Related Occupations
  7. Sports, Entertainment, and Media Jobs
  8. Construction Trades and Related Workers
  9. Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
  10. Production Occupations
  11. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

Ron and Caryl Krannich are two of America’s leading career and travel writers and authors of more than 70 books. They are authors of the companion book America’s Top 100 Jobs for People Without a Four-Year Degree. They reside in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.



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