Our Books – World of Work

It’s a big world out there and someday students everywhere must find their place in it. That’s why it’s never too soon to start exploring the possibilities…and get students ready to make the most of high school college-and-career-readiness opportunities.

World of Work introduces readers in grades 4 to 7 to nationally recognized career pathways using age-appropriate language, high-energy graphics, 21st century skill-building activities, and relevant common core correlations.

Choose a single title of interest or use the entire WoW series to bolster college and career readiness:

  • WoW: Architecture & Construction
  • WoW: Arts and Communications
  • WoW: Business & Administration
  • WoW: Education & Training
  • WoW: Finance
  • WoW: Food & Natural Resources
  • WoW: Government
  • WoW: Health Sciences
  • WoW: Hospitality & Tourism
  • WoW: Human Services
  • WoW: Information Technology
  • WoW: Law & Public Safety
  • WoW: Manufacturing
  • WoW: Marketing, Sales & Service
  • WoW: STEM
  • WoW: Transportation
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World of Work: Architecture & Construction

Architecture & Construction in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Architecture and Construction career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Architect
  • Civil Engineer
  • Demolition Engineer
  • General Contractor
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Preservationist
  • Solar Energy Technician
  • Urban Planner

World of Work: Arts & Communication

Arts & Communications in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Arts, A/V Technology & Communication career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Actor
  • Broadcast Meteorologist
  • Choreographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Music Teacher
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sports Photographer

Coming Fall 2017!

World of Work: Business & Administration

Business in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Business Management & Administration career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Accountant
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Development Director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Insurance Claims Agent
  • Sales Manager

Coming Fall 2017!

World of Work: Education & Training

Education & Training in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Education & Training career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Animal Trainer

  • Child Care Director

  • Coach

  • Distance Learning Coordinator

  • Elementary Teacher

  • Media Specialist

  • Principal

  • School Counselor

Coming Fall 2017!

World of Work: Finance

Finance in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Finance career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Actuary                                              
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Planner
  • Forensic Accountant                                   
  • Insurance Claims Agent                
  • Mortgage Broker                             
  • Purchasing Agent                            
  • Stockbroker  

Coming Fall 2017!

World of Work: Food & Natural Resources

Food & Natural Resources in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Animal Trainer
  • Chef
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Food Scientist 
  • Forest Ranger 
  • Green Entrepreneur
  • Landscape Architect
  • Urban Farmer 

Coming Fall 2017!

World of Work: Government

Government in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Government & Public Administration career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Building Inspector                          
  • City Manager                                                
  • First Responder                                          
  • Intelligence Analyst                                   
  • Legislator                                         
  • Military Serviceperson                                           
  • Special Agent                                              
  • Traffic Manager

Coming Fall 2017!

World of Work: Health Sciences

Health Sciences in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Health Sciences career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Athletic Trainer
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Nutritionist
  • Orthodontist
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Psychologist
  • Surgeon
  • Veterinarian 

World of Work: Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Hospitality & Tourism career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Chef
  • Concierge
  • Event Planner
  • Golf Pro
  • Resort Manager
  • Server
  • Tourism Director
  • Travel Agent

Coming Fall 2017!

World of Work: Human Services

Human Services in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Human Services career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Child Psychologist
  • Geriatric Case Manager
  • Hair Stylist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Probation Officer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Religious Minister
  • Social Worker

Coming Fall 2017!

World of Work: Information Technology

Information Technology in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Information Technology career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Application Developer
  • Chief Information Officer 
  • Data Scientist
  • E-commerce Manager
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Information Security Officer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Video Game Designer 

World of Work: Law & Public Safety

Law & Public Safety in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Attorney
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Emergency Management Coordinator
  • FBI Special Agent
  • Firefighter
  • Paralegal 
  • Police Officer
  • Social Worker 

World of Work: Manufacturing

Manufacturing in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Manufacturing career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • A&P Technician
  • CAM Programmer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Environmental Solutions Director
  • Industrial Designer
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Production Manager
  • Robotics Manager

World of Work: Marketing, Sales & Service

Marketing, Sales & Service in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Marketing career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Brand Manager
  • Creative Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Market Researcher             
  • Merchandiser
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Store Manager

Coming Fall 2017!

World of Work: STEM

STEM in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Automotive Engineer
  • Chemist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Geneticist
  • Naval Architect
  • Statistician
  • Zoologist 

World of Work: Transportation

Transportation in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

Eight career profiles include:


  • Airline Pilot
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Customs Agent
  • Logistics Manager
  • Sea Captain
  • Train Engineer
  • Transportation Planner 

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