Massie and Morris take a forward-looking approach in their guide to finding a computer-based career. They avoid creating a simple catalog of jobs, knowing that the online world is changing too rapidly. Their focus is on larger job types--those that exist today and those that trends indicate may be coming. For example, rather than tell you what it takes to administer this system or that, the authors look at the types of skills that will be required to be any type of system administrator, now or in the future. They also inform you how to keep up to date on the emerging systems.
Cybercareers begins with a look at the trends shaping cyberspace, then examines what is necessary to make it in an ever-changing market. The book goes into self-development and surveys the present areas of opportunity. Massie and Morris examine a wide range of career areas, including technical, administrative, and artistic. In each case they focus on the skills, education, and experience that are most likely to be required for each job role and how to go about getting them. They augment their own thoughts with tips from a variety of people who have been successful in a wide range of cybercareers. --Elizabeth Lewis