What is the average salary of a legal assistant? What job competition do I face as a museum curator? Will I find a job in this economy as a computer programmer? Written by the U.S. Department of Labor, this handbook is designed to provide valuable, up-to-date assistance to individuals making decisions about their futures. Accompanying each profession are descriptions of the nature of the work, working environment, job outlook training, the required education, as well as job earnings, related occupations, and additional information sources. Keep up in the scramble to stay afloat in the waning job market by staying informed as you plan your training and career.