People find many ways to make heroic acts a regular part of their work. Some people do things everyday that most people would never have the guts to try even once. These professionals fight fires, investigate airplane and automobile crashes, negotiate international peace treaties, help ease very sick people through their last days, and even confront dangerous criminals. ""Gutsy Jobs"" looks at what they do, how they do it, and why they do it. Presented in a lively, full-color format, this new resource features helpful Web resources, box features, and fun sidebars to help readers decide if they have the guts to tackle these exciting careers. Jobs covered in this title include: Ambassador; Campus chaplain; Crash scene investigator; Diplomat; Environmental engineer; First responder; Hospice worker; Paramedic; Politician; Religious leader; Social worker; SWAT officer; and, Teacher.
Diane Lindsey Reeves is the founder of Bright Futures Press. She holds an undergraduate degree in elementary education, as well as a master's-level certification in applied communications. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including the Career Ideas for Kids and Virtual Apprentice series for Ferguson Publishing. Reeves also conducts workshops on teaching career-planning skills to students. She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.