Research Papers on Career Guidance

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  • Different Careers in Nursing

    This 8 page paper is chock full of information on the nursing profession inclusive of different types of nursing. Salary ranges are discussed in depth as is the outlook for nursing ten years or so into the future. Geography is discussed as well as duties. A chart is included that provides specific salary estimates for various types of nursing roles. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Traits Necessary for a Career in Hotel Management

    In this 1 page essay, the writer describes the job and traits of a successful hotel manager and then presents reasons why (s)he believes that they will excel in this profession.

  • 21st Century Database Management

    This 4 page paper looks at how the role of the DBA has changed over time. Issues of security are addressed and changes in technology are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Comparing Various Programs of Project Management

    A 12 page paper. Project management is an important field in both the public and private sectors. This importance is evidenced by the fact that there are so many college/university programs specifically for project management. With an emphasis on the United Kingdom, more than 8 programs for masters degrees or certificates in project management are described. These include three in the U.S. and the rest either Online or in the UK. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Job Tasks in Accounting and Financial Management

    This 15-page paper focuses on tasks and job descriptions of financial managers and accountants, for purposes of putting together a potential "job" that such a person might have in a computer services company. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 4 Issues Involving Health Information Management

    This 8 page paper discusses four issues related to health information management. The first discusses emphasizes the changing roles and responsibilities of the HIM, including the transition from paper patent records to electronic ones. The second section presents a discussion of the skills, knowledge and competencies today's health information manager must have, including examples from some job descriptions. The third section deals with the ways in which the HIM is unique and different from other information managers. The last section discusses the challenges for health information managers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Becoming a Nurse

    A 4 page paper which examines why one would wish to become a nurse. No sources cited.

  • Clinical Nursing Ladder System Development

    An 8 page discussion of the importance of effective clinical career ladders in the nursing environment. The author contends that the development of a system which allows for internal promotion in the nursing agency, i.e. a clinical career ladder, can improve nursing efficiency, job satisfaction, and even loyalty. While the personal and organizational costs can be substantial, these costs are far outweighed by the improvement in nursing efficiency and patient welfare which results. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • College Math 'Survival'

    A 3 page informal assessment of the many things that are different about the college environment and the high school environment that might account for decreased performance in mathematics. Noting the different teaching styles, living arrangements, and the many frustrations of life on campus; the author of this paper emphasizes that the only one that can take responsibility for student success is the student themselves. No sources are listed.

  • Nurse Anesthetist Program Letter of Admissions Sample

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of an admissions letter for a program for nurse anesthetists.

  • Overview of Family Nurse Practitioner

    A 9 page paper. Four specific areas relative to family nurse practitioners are discussed: conceptual framework; the scope of practice; the kinds of policies that impact family nurse practitioners; and tips on the socialization and role transition process. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Occupation of Surgical Nurse Director

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the role of the surgical nurse director and this career path, including job opportunities, pay and occupational elements. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Psychology as a Career

    An 8 page report detailing the writer's personal aspiration towards a career in psychology. Various job opportunities, salaries, and so forth, - are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 relevant sources including a one-on-one interview with a professional in the field on psychology.

  • Nursing and Men

    A 5 page paper. Nursing has historically been perceived as a female profession but this is an inaccurate perception. Prior to Florence Nightingale, males dominated this profession. This paper provides some statistics about the proportion of nurses who are males, beginning in the 1960s. There are more men entering nursing schools but the proportion of male working nurses is still in the single digits. The writer also explains some of the reasons for this great gender disparity. 1 table is included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Psychology As A Career

    A 7 page paper that begins with information from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook about psychologists, positions and education needed with the writer selecting one field to pursue. The next section discusses the adult learner. Using self-assessments provided by the student, the paper reports results from the Multiple Pathways to Learning and the Personality Spectrum as related to the writer's scores with explanations about how this information can help the student. The writer also comments on time and stress management for the adult learner.

  • New Jersey Nursing and Its Occupational Outlook

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the nursing profession and opportunities with a focus on the state of New Jersey. While the career opportunities are addressed as a whole, the situation and salary ranges in New Jersey are highlighted. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Occupational Choices in the Field of Psychology

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of career choices open to psychology majors. Degree levels, types of psychologists and salary ranges are things discussed in this paper that is chock full of specific information about careers in psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of a Doctoral Program Statement of Intent

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of a statement of intent to enter a doctoral program in psychology.

  • Career in the Pharmacy Business

    This paper examines the importance of spirituality, service and wholeness (i.e., "balance") in a person's life and examines how the career of pharmacy for many people, encompasses all of these, and other qualities.

  • Executive Position in Corporate Retail

    This is a 4 page paper which examines the qualifications, salary potential and future of a career in the retail field. The bibliography has 3 sources.

  • Examination of Employee Absenteeism

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of absenteeism in the workplace and outlines a study of possible reasons for this problem. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Human Resource Development Field and the Training Facilitator

    In sixteen pages this paper examines the career opportunities available in the field of human resource development (HRD) in an overview of career opportunities that focuses upon the position of training facilitator in an overview of its role and responsibilities. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • A Personal Informational Self Analysis

    This 6 page paper uses personal information to describe the way in which childhood, background, self-esteem and other factors work to create our image of ourselves, what that image means for our future, and how to set goals for the future that will help change that image. Bibliography lists 4 sources. (This paper was written to assist another client and uses their personal information; however, it will serve as a model for anyone who needs a template to use for their own paper on goal setting.)

  • On-Site Childcare Programs: The Work Life Benefits

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of child care programs. An overview is given of the benefits such programs afford to the work life balance of employees. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Job Application: What Executives Look For

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the job application process. How to fill out a job application is the main focus of this paper. Tips from experts in the field are included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Career Planning

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of using research and strategy to improve one's chances of a satisfying career. The example of a health care manager is used. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Admissions Essay for Chiropractic School

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of an application essay to chiropractic school.

  • Counselors' Codes of Ethics

    A 6 page overview of the differences that exist between the Codes of Ethics for the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC), and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors(AAPC) in regard to the guidance they provide to Sexual Intimacies, Conflict of Interest (Dual Roles) and Relationship to Society. The author presents the hypothesis that these differences exist because each organization in question deals more with a particular client base and environment, a fact that introduces concerns that differ somewhat from the client bases and environments found in other organizations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Amelia Case Study on Career Decision Making

    This 3 page paper discusses the case of a bright, 17-year-old girl who is confused about what college to attend an what career path to pursue. The conflict is driven by perceived family responsibilities. The writer cites Mitchell and Krumboltz theory of career decision making. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Physical Therapy as a Career

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current views of employment in the field of physical therapy. This paper integrates view of the current employment rate, salaries and educational requirements for physical therapists as well as changes in the job market. This paper includes specific views of the current literature as it relates to this expanding field. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Career Devleopment Tests

    This 9-page paper focuses on critical analyses of two assessments -- the Beck Depression Inventory-II and the Career Directions Inventory. The paper discusses the purpose of these assessments, critiques them and discusses their usefulness.

  • Lesbians and Gays Career Counseling

    This 8 page paper offers a synopsis of five articles that focus, in some way, on career counseling or career development of gays and lesbians. The first article reports some of the many guidelines from the American Psychological Association for counselors working with gays, lesbians and bisexuals. The next one focuses on gay men although there are comments about lesbians. This article discusses the need to have special programs for counseling gay men in the workplace. The third discussion is about a book for career counselors in which challenges and barriers as well as helpful suggestions are provided. Next, is an article about the paucity of research studies of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students on the college campus and the reasons for this dearth of studies. The last article talks about career counseling for adolescents and the special problems this group faces. The articles are compared. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Travel and Tourism Industry A Focus on Career Development

    This 3 page paper offers an introduction to this industry identifying some of the many jobs that may be available and the average salary. The essay also discusses the steps to managing one's career within the industry. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Career in Multimedia Programming (First Person, Interview Based Essay)

    This 7 page example paper provides a first person essay concerning a student majoring in multimedia programming. The student interviews two individuals who work in the field and the paper concludes by relaying what the student learned as a result. The interviews are fictitious.No bibliography.

  • A Cover Letter and Sample Curriculum Vitae

    This 4 page paper provides an example of a cover letter and sample curriculum vitae.

  • Nurse Anesthetist Program Letter of Admissions Sample

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of an admissions letter for a program for nurse anesthetists.

  • Physician as a Career

    A 3 page paper which examines the career of a physician. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Burka and Yuen Procrastination

    This is a 6 page book review of Burka and Yuen’s 1983 text “Procrastination: Why you do it, What to do about it” which provides an excellent overall review and practical knowledge of the understanding of procrastination and what can be done to overcome it. Many aspects of procrastination are a result of self-esteem and fear of failure, success, separation and attachment among other elements. The authors outline each fear and provide adequate examples from real life and professions useful to the readers who may see themselves in similar situations. Finally, the authors provide some techniques on how to overcome the procrastination cycles which include taking an inventory of consequences, setting and achieving goals, time and organizational management and enlisting support. The text also provides useful schedules and additional resources. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • An Application Letter for an MS Degree in Technical Communication

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of an admissions letter for a person applying for a MS degree in technical communication.

  • Technical Writing

    A 12 page paper. Technical writing is a diverse field and includes all documents that intend to convey specific types of information. This essay discusses technical writing and getting published. It begins with a comprehensive discussion about how to write a good technical article or document. This includes the need for proper and clear writing, the sections included in technical documents ideas for writing clearly. The rest of the essay discusses getting published. This section provides numerous tips and ideas for the new writer. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Seek Specific Job Opportunities Based on Bilingualism

    A 2 page essay outlining some of the many advantages to bilingualism in the modern workplace. The role of education is stressed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Future Social Worker's Goals

    A 4 page essay in which the writer re-caps a one-on-one interview with a social worker. For the most part, the paper contains an informative explanation of the field, its prerequisites, opportunities, and obstacles to success.

  • The Traits Necessary for a Career in Hotel Management

    In this 1 page essay, the writer describes the job and traits of a successful hotel manager and then presents reasons why (s)he believes that they will excel in this profession.

  • Economist Tom Peters' Ready, Fire, Aim!

    A 5 page paper that examines the revolution of innovation and change that economist Tom Peters has sparked under the traditional world of business management and training and how his system of utter chaos and irrationality has taken root and spread worldwide. A brief background of Peters' life before becoming the "guru of gurus" in business management is presented, followed by a discussion of the contributions he has made to the field of economics. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Public Speaking's 4 Principles

    A 10-page paper that examines the four simple and basic principles that form the framework of popular and effective public speech. Defined and discussed are audience analysis, preparation & organization, articulation, projection & animation, and evident experience presentation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Yahoo! and the Internet Resume of Co Founder Jimmy X. Yang

    (7 pp) On the bottom of his internet resume Jimmy X. Yang, co-founder of Yahoo! lists, 'Personality: Hard working and highly motivated.' Receiving a PHd from the University of Minnesota in mathematics in January 2000, might give us that idea as well. The curiosity of course, is what motivates Yang's success; those personal and business elements are examined in this paper. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


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