From the vocation experts at the U.S. Department of Labor, this fully updated 2011-2012 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook features the most important details of more than 250 occupations-90 percent of the jobs available in the United States.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. 250 black-and-white illustrations.