Vault Career Guide to Education, Second Edition

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by Pamela Fehl, Introduction by Michele M. Rothfeld
Publication Date: 2015

Nearly one in four Americans is an enrolled student at any given time. As a result of this great demand for talented teachers, education is the United States' second largest industry, and the different career tracks within education are as varied as the national population of its students. People who become educators often have a desire to make a difference in the lives of others by helping students grasp a challenging concept or capturing their imagination and curiosity. Successful teachers are dedicated to achieving this goal and believe in the power of education to transform students' lives. Education, however, has become more demanding in recent years, requiring better preparation, greater professional development, and the ability to keep student needs in focus amidst growing bureaucracy. The Vault Career Guide to Education, Second Edition can help aspiring teachers navigate their way into the classroom.

The Vault Career Guide to Education, Second Edition provides an insider's perspective on what's happening in the industry, what it takes to break in and how to advance your career. Whether you seek a job as a teacher or in one of the many related careers that help prepare students for success, this guide will help you master every step of your job search.

Vault Career Guides offer an industry insider's view of what it takes to land a job in your chosen profession. Each volume provides a comprehensive overview of the industry and expert advice and tips for uncovering job opportunities, networking, preparing your cover letter and résumé, interviewing and keeping current on industry news and trends. Interviews and case studies offer behind-the-scenes glimpses of what hiring managers look for in a candidate and how others have succeeded in landing their jobs or advancing their careers. Day in the Life profiles place you in the shoes of an established professional for one day, and an extensive glossary and resource list put all the industry knowledge you need to succeed at your fingertips.

Each Vault Career Guide includes:

  • The Scoop: Everything you need to know about what your industry does, its history, who works in it and where it's going.
  • Getting Hired: Practical information on researching potential employers, networking, interviewing and getting in the door.
  • On the Job: A look at life on the job and the industry culture.
  • Talk Like a Pro: A glossary of industry jargon and key terms.
  • Resources: Associations, organizations, websites and other resources to help you plan and advance your career.


Writer and editor Pamela Fehl has authored various books for Infobase imprints, including Career Opportunities in the Visual Arts, Career Opportunities in Photography, Vault Career Guide to Advertising, and Vault Career Guide to Media and Entertainment, to name just a few. Pamela's book about environmental careers, Energy (from the Green Careers series, Ferguson, 2010), received Honorable Mention at the Green Book Festival in San Francisco. Pamela also provides editing and writing services to advertising agencies, corporations, business owners, and nonprofits, helping them craft content that's fresh and engaging. She has worked closely over the years with organizations such as Publicis, Ogilvy & Mather, Universal McCann, Oliver Wyman (formerly known as Mercer Delta), the Atlantic Philanthropies, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and WNYC Radio. Pamela has also edited and written for Hachette Filipacchi Media, MasterCard, Oxford University Press, and World Book Encyclopedia. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Freelancers Union.

Michele M. Rothfeld has been in the field of education and administration for 40 years on Long Island New York. Mrs. Rothfeld began her career as a teacher of the speech, language and hearing handicapped. She entered into administration as an elementary principal, and she created and established an early childhood center within a public school system. Mrs. Rothfeld's achievements as a building principal at the elementary and middle school levels for over 20 years earned her a reputation as a visionary in the field of education, as she instituted language-based reading and writing programs within her schools.

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