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100 Best Careers cover100 Best Careers for the 21st Century: 2nd Edition

Submitter: I found this book while weeding my high school library’s non-fiction section. It was published in 1999, and may have been correct at one point, but now all the information is outdated, from the earnings to the tips on how to get the job. I will give it credit in the technology section. They say that it is growing so fast that it’s good to keep as up to date as possible with information in that field, however it seems they didn’t predict how prevalent the internet was going to be.

Holly: Submitter chose the perfect two careers to include (images below): travel agent and print reporter. Those jobs have changed drastically in the last two years, let alone the last two decades.

Travel agent

Career tips

Print reporter

Home based business


  1. Are there any travel agents left? I haven’t used one since about the time this book came out.

  2. I was wise enough to choose journalism as my minor in the 1990’s, right before that whole industry radically changed.

    Good thing my major was Government/City Planning. That’s not going anywhere soon.

  3. For the other 98, you can see for free the TOC here the most dated sounding I found was “Word Processor Operator”. More than 50%, probably more than 75%, were legit predictions. All of chapters 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10 seem like they would be viable careers. Some of them are rarely thought of but still going. That the earnings/training/qualifications for all of them is 20+ years old is still a good reason to weed it.

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