This high-interest nonfiction book for young readers includes facts about military tradespeople such as plumbers and construction workers—how they perform their job's duties, their education and training, and their amazing stories.
Trades such as transportation and construction take on a whole new importance in the military. There are many careers in the United States military that require these important skills. In Careers in the US Military: Tradespeople, this high-interest nonfiction book for young readers, you'll learn about these jobs and what it takes to be great at them, including stories from military members themselves!
The Careers in the US Military series explores some of the familiar (and surprising!) careers in the US military. The military contains over 1 million members in a variety of branches, but what exactly are their jobs? Let's find out! This high-interest text for striving readers is filled with facts and photos. Glossary words are defined on the page where they appear, boosting reader comprehension! Also included are after-reading questions and activities for more learning.
Serving in the military can extend beyond the realm of combat to many possible career paths. Grouped into broad categories, the volumes in the Careers in the US Military series reveal the wide range of aptitudes and jobs needed to keep the five branches of the military running successfully. Each book begins with a brief overview of the career type and continues with the specialized skills, training, and duties associated with five specific jobs in that area. Accompanying the accessible, upbeat text are numerous large photos of military members in action. They reflect a diverse workforce that includes women and people of color. Medical Workers highlights some of the unique environments in which health care workers assist patients, such as the Aeromedical Evacuation Team, which is an emergency-room team in the air. Research Professionals focuses on jobs that collect and analyze data, whether in laboratories, top-secret research sites, historical records, or during surveillance missions. Service Providers looks at the necessity of jobs that provide food, fun, fitness, and hospitality as well as mortuary affairs. Tradespeople emphasizes that specialized jobs, like civil engineering, law enforcement, and transportation specialists, can also translate to career paths outside of the military. Glossary definitions within the text, boxed information, and concluding activities extend comprehension and interest. A solid series for career exploration.