Careers in Intelligence & National Security

Salem Pr. Jan. 2024. 379p. Tr $125. ISBN 9781637007969.
Gr 7 Up–Innately curious students who find any career, event, or national security briefing remotely interesting are going to devour this guidebook. There are 31 career profiles, each one covering an area for specialization, work environment, education and training, earnings and advancement, employment and outlook, and more. Most profiles also include transferable skills and abilities that are necessary for success in the field as well as recommended high school courses to provide a foundation for further schooling and training if necessary. The “more information” section includes various websites that allow for extended learning. To lighten an otherwise dense text, there are fast facts for each career that range from famous people who held similar positions to historical information as well as interviews with people who currently hold those jobs. Back matter includes three appendices to help readers focus their career interests through the Holland Code analysis, further reading, and helpful organizations and resources.
VERDICT This should be an easy purchase for any middle or high school library’s career collection that’s looking a bit dusty.

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