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+ Auditors Job Description
What’s the difference between an accountant and an auditor? Basically, accountants keep track of the money, and auditors check their work. But there's much more to the work than simply "balancing the books." These financial professionals are involved in nearly every area of all types of business, industry, and government. Budgeting, planning, cost control...employee compensation, asset management, new product development > view more

+ Bakers, Manufacturing Job Description
The main difference between the baker at your local pastry shop and the baker at a large manufacturing firm is the environment in which they work. A local baker is likely to interact with co-workers and customers, and has a hands-on approach to the products. Manufacturing Bakers spend more time with machines, turning out the large quantities of baked goods found in grocery stores and other establishments > view more

+ Computer Programmers Job Description
Computers are everywhere -- they’re in your car, in your VCR, and in your microwave oven. And, of course, they’re on your desktop at home, school, and work. But no computer anywhere can do anything without precise, detailed instructions. Those instructions are called “programs,” and they’re created by computer programmers using computer “languages” like Java, C++ (Narrator: “see-plus-plus”), Visual BASIC, and others > view more

+ Crane and Tower Operators Job Description
For passers-by, it seems amazing that any one person can handle the crane towering over a construction site. It appears to have a life of its own—a gigantic creature bending, turning, and lifting materials, machinery, or other heavy objects. But someone is very much in control: crane and tower operators are highly trained construction professionals who have reached the height of the equipment operation ladder…literally! Material-moving equipment operators are classified by the type of equipment they operate, and nothing is more complex or important than the cranes and towers that make big building projects possible > view more

+ Dancers and Choreographers Job Description
While dancing may seem to spring spontaneously from emotion and music, experts know that it’s usually the result of hard work and long practice. The person who designs the dance, literally step by step, is called the choreographer. Usually dancers--or former dancers-- themselves, choreographers need a strong knowledge of movement and music, innate rhythm and artistic creativity. They need to be able to communicate their ideas to the dancers expected to execute the movements > view more

+ Film Laboratory Technician Job Description
Before motion picture footage can be edited into a film, it has to be processed, prepped, transferred and digitized into an editing system. Film laboratory technicians process and prep the film for that transfer. These workers are involved in many tasks in a film processing facility, and may specialize. While it helps to have a discerning eye, some lab techs rely more on their sense of touch -- working comfortably and accurately in complete darkness! In order to show you this, we're simulating the procedures with the lights on > view more

+ Forest and Conservation Workers Job Description
Forests, meadows, rivers, and streams--and the wildlife they shelter--are systems with many complex parts. It is the job of forest and conservation workers to make sure that those parts mesh smoothly and remain in balance. Formal technical training is almost always required, especially for specific duties such as diagnosing and treating diseased trees. While other duties, such as planting food plots for wildlife, require at least a high school degree > view more

+ Gaming Cage Workers Job Description
There are many kinds of games at a casino. But they all have one bottom line: money. Exchanging cash for the chips used to play, and back again from chips to cash is the job of the casino cage cashier. In addition to counting out cash—lots of it—cage cashiers also serve as a sort of in house banking office. They issue lines of credit to customers, as directed by their supervisors. And they keep track of cash coming into the cage area from various sources > view more

+ Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers
People who come to work in the gaming industry, often start as gaming change persons and booth cashiers as these positions may be learned on the job. To hold one of these positions you have to be good with numbers, because the entire day is spent exchanging coins for paper cash and accurate financial accountability is a mainstay of the casino industry. The gaming change person wears a money belt or pushes a change cart, and moves around the area on the casino floor where slot machines are located providing change for players > view more

+ Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators Job Description
Few jobs in the construction industry are as exciting as a heavy equipment operator’s job can be. Grader, bulldozer and scraper operators maneuver bulldozers, front-end loaders and other vehicles that have shovels or large plows and scrapers attached to them. They prepare the land at construction sites, by uprooting trees, grading terrain, and removing boulders. Bulldozers and scrapers are controlled by levers, foot pedals, switches and dials, which often need to be operated at the same time > view more

+ Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Job Description
Industrial truck and tractor operators are responsible for the movement of manufactured goods, grain, coal, construction materials, or other heavy items, around a factory or on and off ships. Operators must have the ability to judge distance, a good sense of balance, and good eye-hand-foot coordination to operate such equipment. Their primary responsibilities are to protect the materials they carry, to ensure that the goods arrive at the proper destination, and to adhere to strict safety practices so they avoid roll-overs and collisions > view more

+ Roofers Job Description
Roofers work with diverse materials on many types of buildings: residential, commercial and industrial. In addition to new building, roofers do repair work on existing roofing, so their jobs are less affected by economic downturns than other construction jobs. Roofers need a good sense of balance, and must not be afraid of heights. They work outdoors in all types of weather. The job can be very strenuous, from erecting scaffolds, to hauling heavy bags of shingles up ladders > view more

+ Sheet Metal Duct Installers Job Description
Sheet metal duct installers make, install and maintain heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. They may also construct pollution control systems. Ductwork installation actually begins in a shop, where components are fabricated to meet a particular building’s needs. Drafting and specification reading are important tools at this stage, so installers must have good math skills and mechanical aptitude > view more

+ Structural Iron and Steel Workers Job Description
If ever there was a career that combined specialized skill with job diversity, this is it. Experienced structural iron workers build everything from bridges to highways, office buildings to factories. From the frames that support a building to the railings that surround its stairs, structural metal workers are involved in almost every facet of construction. They may even fabricate and install the lampposts! Cranes and derricks that lift materials to the tops of high-rises are also assembled by structural metal workers > view more

+ Tree Trimmers and Pruners Job Description
Pruners learn their skills on the job. But they must possess a talent that is difficult to teach: A good eye for creating even lines and a balanced appearance. A pruner usually works for a landscaping firm or garden service, and uses hand and power tools to trim and shape bushes, shrubs and trees. Satisfying the customer and the boss is important, so you have to work quickly and carefully—once a hedge has been cut, you can’t put the branches back again! To be a pruner you have to be strong > view more

+ Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Job Description
If you feel you were "born to shop" -- you might enjoy doing it for a living. Wholesale and retail buyers purchase products and commodities for resale to consumers. They have two goals: to buy goods their company can sell at a profit, and to increase their company’s customer base. Buyers do their job well if they consistently choose merchandise customers like and consider a good value. Buyers fail when warehouses and store racks are left with unwanted inventory that has to be sold off at clearance prices > view more