World of Work – The Official Book Series for 2019 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Did you know that early career exploration is more than exposing students to career options? According to the Association for Career and Technical Education it adds purpose to learning, it supports self-awareness during critical formation years, and it capitalizes on developing abilities to think abstractly, solve problems, and work in teams. Experts have even discovered it to be a very effective drop-out prevention strategy.

Early career exploration also helps students develop plans for reaching future goals. Exploring careers in the elementary and middle school years can help students get ready for high school college and career-readiness opportunities and prepare them to make smarter decisions about post-secondary training and education.

That’s why events like Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work are so important. This year on April 25, 2019, millions of students around the world will get a firsthand look at all kinds of careers. They will make vital connections between what they are learning in the classroom and the real world.

Events like Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work, coupled with the books that Bright Futures Press produces, help turn “what do I want to be when I grow up” musings into “what do I have to do to make it happen” action plans. This single day of focused career exploration offers a great starting place for students of all ages.

Our World of Work series of books keeps the momentum going by providing student-friendly tools to encourage on-going exploration.

  • PARENTS: Find out what type of careers your child is interested in and buy one or two titles to get started.
  • EDUCATORS: Use the complete series to enhance career exploratory classes and enrich your media centers’ career exploration collection.
  • EMPLOYERS: Choose the title that most closely aligns with your workplace opportunities and extend the “Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day” experience by giving copies to each student who participates in your event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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