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Andrew Morkes

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Connection to Illinois: Morkes lives in the Greater Chicago Area.

Biography: Andrew Morkes has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years. He is the founder and author of the Nature in Chicagoland blog. He is also the founder of College & Career Press (2002); the editorial director of the CAM Report career newsletter and College Spotlight newsletter; the author/publisher of The Morkes Report: College and Career Planning Trends blog; and the author/publisher of Hot Health Care Careers: 30 Occupations With Fast Growth and Many New Job Openings; Nontraditional Careers for Women and Men: More Than 30 Great Jobs for Women and Men With Apprenticeships Through PhDs; They Teach That in College!?: A Resource Guide to More Than 100 Interesting College Majors , which was selected as one of the best books of the year by the library journal Voice of Youth Advocates; and other titles. In addition to these publications, Andrew has written or co-written more than 40 books about careers for other publishing and media companies including the Encyclopedia of Careers & Vocational Guidance; Women in Environmental Sciences; Renewable Energy Workers; the Vault Career Guide to Accounting, and many volumes in the Careers in Focus; Discovering Careers; Women in STEM Careers; What Can I Do Now?!; Cool Careers in Science; Careers in the Building Trades; Careers with Earning Potential; and Career Skills Library series. Andrew is a member of the parent advisory board at his sons school. His poetry has been published in Cadence, Wisconsin Review, Poetry Motel, Strong Coffee, and Mid-America Review.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers


Selected Titles

Hot Health Care Careers: 30 Occupations With Fast Growth and Many New Job Openings
ISBN: 0974525189 OCLC: 968690206

College & Career Press 2017

Health care jobs are a popular career option for students who enjoy helping others and learning about the latest cutting-edge technology and treatment methods! Here are some statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor that provide information on the promising career opportunities in the health care industry. --Publisher.

Hot Jobs: More Than 25 Careers With the Highest Pay, Fastest Growth, and Most New Job Openings
ISBN: 0974525162 OCLC: 653483712

College & Career Press, Chicago, Ill. : ©2011.

Provides an overview of more than 25 careers that have been identified by the U.S. Department of Labor as offering the highest pay, fastest employment growth, and most new jobs through 2018. Each article provides an overview of job duties, educational requirements, interviews with workers in the field and more--Provided by publisher.

Nature in Chicagoland: More Than 120 Fantastic Nature Destinations That You Must Visit
ISBN: 0982921055 OCLC: 1243906924

Nature in Chicagoland Press LLC 2021

Nature in Chicagoland: More Than 120 Fantastic Nature Destinations That You Must Visit is a great resource for nature newbies, lifelong residents who are tired of visiting the same old nature spots, those looking for something to do during the pandemic, and tourists seeking some outdoor adventures. Destinations include forest preserves; nature centers; city, state, and national parks; beaches; tallgrass prairies; wetlands; scenic rivers; and much more in Chicagoland and the nearby states of Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. In these places you'll get the chance to explore forests, wetlands, beaches, savanna, and other ecosystems. Nature in Chicagoland offers information on the following places and activities: Nature Centers; Hiking Trails; Day & Weekend Road Trips; Kids Activities; Camping Spots; Birdwatching Hotspots; Bicycling Trails; Kayaking/Canoeing/Boating; Picnicking Spots; Fishing; Spring Wildflower Viewing; Fall Colors Viewing; Running/Exercise; Winter Activities Such as Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Cross-Country Skiing, Sledding, and Ice Fishing; Local History; Self-Enrichment Classes and Other Opportunities; and Geo650caching. Nature in Chicagoland also includes articles that provide advice on camping with kids, enjoying a successful snowshoeing adventure, and much more, as well as personal essays about gardening, enjoying nature with one's children, savoring the fall colors, and protecting the environment. Other resources include contact information for forest preserve districts, state departments of natural resources, and environmental and other nature-focused organizations. --

Nontraditional Careers for Women and Men: More Than 30 Great Jobs for Women and Men With Apprenticeships Through Phds
ISBN: 0974525197 OCLC: 703205737

College & Career Press, Chicago, Ill. : ©2012.

The U.S. Department of Labor classifies nontraditional careers as those in which 25 percent or less of the people working in that particular career are of a particular gender. Nontraditional Careers for Women and Men features 22 nontraditional fast-growing careers for women and 9 nontraditional careers for men. Educational requirements for these rewarding careers range from apprenticeship training to graduate degrees. In each career article, we provide an overview of the career and typical work environments, recommended high school classes and activities, educational requirements, personal skills, methods of exploring the career while still in high school, tips on landing a job, typical employers, information on the employment outlook and hot specialties, and contact information for professional associations (including those for female or male workers). The book also features interviews with women and men who have excelled in these careers.

They Teach That in College!?: A Resource Guide to More Than 95 Interesting College Majors, 2nd Edition
ISBN: 0974525170 OCLC: 212412071

College & Career Press, Chicago, Ill. : ©2008.

[This title] provides information about interesting, lucrative, and cutting-edge college majors unknown to many counselors, educators and parents. -- p.[4] of cover.

They Teach That in College: Midwest Edition: A Resource Guide to More Than 65 Interesting College Majors
ISBN: 0974525138 OCLC: 154694789

College & Career Press, Chicago, Ill. : ©2007.

They Teach That in Community College: A Resource Guide to 70 Interesting College Majors and Programs
ISBN: 097452512X OCLC: 69862699

College & Career Press, Chicago, IL : ©2006.

Contains brief descriptions of seventy degree and certificate programs offered at community colleges throughout the U.S., each with lists of typical courses, potential employers, colleges that offer the program, and sources of additional information, and some including interviews with people in the field.