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Masters at Work

Choosing a profession begins with imagining yourself in a career. The Masters at Work series, written by acclaimed long-form journalists, reveals how experts in their field got to where they are. It’s rarely a straight path. These essential guides impart practical knowledge about the risks and rewards of our dream jobs. This is the best virtual internship you’ll ever have. Discover what leading practitioners actually do every day. Here is the job as it is performed, not as it is taught.

Latest Book in Series

A revealing guide to a career as a firefighter written by acclaimed author Jeff Wilser and based on the real-life experiences of the heroes of the St. Louis fire department—required reading for anyone considering a path to this profession.

Becoming a Firefighter takes you behind the scenes to find...

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