What television presents isnít always true to life.
TVís image of the American workplace is a prime example.
In the TV world of work, many occupations donít exist. And those that do are frequently exciting, even when theyíre shown as sidelines, symbols, or stereotypes.
Still, television can be occupationally instructional.
This article separates fact from fiction by exploring how occupations are presented on television. It discusses the occupational portrayals most often shown on TV: those in the healthcare, crimefighting and crimesolving, and legal fields.
Keep reading to learn what television gets right, what itís not showing, and what is fantastically unrealistic. The last section directs you to sources of career information that are more reliable than the small screen.
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