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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

+ Bindery Workers Job Description
It’s been said that a book is like a ship that can carry you to faraway places. And like a ship, a book needs to be carefully assembled. This is the job of bindery workers. They take loose printed pages…and bind them together into magazines or books. To accomplish this task, bindery workers might use a wide array of equipment, such as machines that cut, fold, trim, staple, stitch or glue > view more

+ Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Job Description
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks have different assignments, but they all have the same job -— to help keep track of the money a business makes and spends. Bookkeeping clerks help by preparing balance sheets and other documents that summarize an organization’s financial position. Accounting clerks enter sales and purchasing transaction data. And auditing clerks verify that the figures are accurate and that the calculations are correct > view more

+ Commercial Artists Job Description
From books …to billboards…to video games, we’re surrounded by the work of Commercial Artists. They use their artistic ability to illustrate ideas or sell products. At advertising agencies, for example, commercial artists visualize concepts developed by the creative team. Their work may appear in ads for newspapers and magazines…or in commercials for TV. Illustrations in a book and animations for video games are other examples of commercial art > view more

+ Educational Teachers, Postsecondary Job Description
There are few careers more challenging and more rewarding than being a member of a college faculty. Teaching at a college or university means dedicating yourself to not just the pursuit of knowledge…but to passing on that knowledge. It requires the ability to plan course objectives, prepare instructional materials and evaluate the work done by students. In small groups or large lectures, being a faculty member demands strong communication skills > view more

+ Forensic Science Technicians Job Description
Books and TV programs make the work of forensic science technicians seem fast-paced and exciting. In real life, however, their job is more likely to be as slow and painstaking as it is important. Forensic science technicians work at the scene of a crime…and in laboratories. They perform tests on weapons or they examine substances such as fiber, hair and tissue to determine a connection to the crime…and to a suspect > view more

+ Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners Job Description
In the gaming industry, "bookmaking" has nothing to do with reading or writing. But it has everything to do with arithmetic! The people who manage race and sports books for casinos don't just register a person's bet on a horse race or a football game. They are ultimately responsible for setting the "odds" that determine how much the winners will receive for each dollar bet. These days, computers do most of the calculations, so being comfortable with the appropriate hardware and software is essential > view more

+ Librarians Job Description
Librarians help people find the books or information they need for business, academic or leisure purposes. Books, CDs, the Internet, and databases are just some of the Librarian’s tools. Librarians must be familiar with today’s sophisticated information and research sources and still be able to help a young reader find a new picture book. They must possess first hand knowledge of all the materials in the library, from catalogs and periodicals to reference books, best sellers and literary classics > view more

+ Library Assistants, Clerical Job Description
Library assistants keep libraries running smoothly by keeping an increasingly diverse array of library resources in order so that they can be easily located. They are paraprofessionals who work under the direction of librarians or library technicians. They perform a wide-ranging list of duties. They're familiar with different filing and cataloguing systems. They may keep the lists of overdue items and send out notices of fines > view more

+ Library Technicians Job Description
occupy the top spot on a librarian's support staff. They free librarians up for other tasks while helping to acquire, prepare, and organize materials. They also guide library users to the information they need. In larger libraries, technicians often specialize in an area, such as audiovisual equipment or the reference or periodicals sections. In smaller libraries they handle a range of duties, from helping librarians with customizing databases to helping patrons wade through a computerized cataloguing system > view more

+ Marketing Managers Job Description
The goal of every business is to sell its products. And whether the product is a book, a bagel, or a bottle of liquid hand soap, the same elements are involved: market research, advertising, sales, public relations, and promotions. Marketing supervisors and managers are the people who oversee and co-ordinate all of these activities. It goes without saying that marketing managers need an in-depth knowledge of each of these areas > view more

+ Medical Secretaries Job Description
Medical secretaries serve as administrative assistants in hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and in doctors’ and dentists’ offices. In addition to being familiar with all the standard secretarial tools, medical secretaries must be comfortable with the special terminology of medicine and pharmacology. They must also be familiar with the billing procedures required by insurance companies and government programs like Medicare, as well as know what forms hospitals and labs require and how to complete them > view more

+ Meeting and Convention Planners Job Description
Do you love to plan events—from parties to conferences? If you have a head for details and the willingness to cope with a fair amount of stress, you might consider a career as a meeting and convention planner. When companies and organizations get together, someone has to work out all the arrangements, from lining up speakers, to booking hotel rooms, caterers, making sure transportation, audio-visuals and entertainment are provided, even lining up sponsors and goody-bags for people to take home > view more

+ Photographers Job Description
The subjects vary. And so does the equipment. Photography is a business in transition from the old ways, with 35-millimeter film developed in chemicals… …To the new digital imaging that is more immediate, and can be manipulated with computer software. Photography is an art form. But very few photographers who specialize in “fine art” make enough money to support themselves solely through their artwork > view more

+ Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational
There are few careers more challenging and more rewarding than being a member of a college faculty. Teaching at a college or university means dedicating yourself to not just the pursuit of knowledge…but to passing on that knowledge. It requires the ability to plan course objectives, prepare instructional materials and evaluate the work done by students. In small groups or large lectures, being a faculty member demands strong communication skills > view more

+ Writers and Authors Job Description
The number of words produced by writers and editors each day is staggering. Newspapers, magazines, and books are only the most obvious examples. There are also the catalogs that arrive in your mailbox, the words that appear on everything from aspirin bottles to cereal boxes, and the words found in instruction booklets and on printed forms—to say nothing of those on Internet Web pages. Regardless of where the writing appears, however, an “editor” probably decided what was needed, assigned the job to a writer, and later fine-tuned the writer’s text > view more