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+ Accountants Job Description
If you have a knack for numbers, you might consider a career as an Accountant. Some Accountants work for private citizens, helping them file their taxes and giving advice on general financial matters. Other Accountants work for companies, either as outside consultants or as full-time employees. They handle the company’s financial records, overseeing budgets, payments, expenses and taxes. There are accountants that work for the government > view more

+ Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers
The career of an artist, performer or athlete can be like a roller coaster ride. You can be an unknown one day, and on top of the world the next. A key to success is having a good Agent and Business Manager. An Agent is hired to represent a client. The agent does this by promoting the client’s work to contacts in the industry. It is the agent’s job to handle all negotiations with the potential employer, from specifying working conditions to determining the salary > view more

+ Archivists Job Description
From a turn-of-the-century love letter…to an old map that settles a modern property dispute, important records of the past are collected and preserved in archives. They are organized and cared for by archivists. Archivists patiently sort historically valuable paper, film and electronic records, deciding what's worth keeping and what’s not. The work may require researching the items to verify their origin and value > view more

+ Astronomers Job Description
Space may be the final frontier, but it’s been studied since the dawn of civilization. And while early man could only stargaze with unaided eyes, astronomers today use extremely sophisticated equipment to examine the universe. From giant telescopes here on the earth…to unmanned probes traveling millions of miles into deep space…information is collected and interpreted. Often with the use of computers > view more

+ Bill and Account Collectors Job Description
Bill and Account Collectors contact customers with overdue bills. Collectors call customers, inform them of the amount due and ask for payment. If the Customer disputes the amount or the transaction, the Collector investigates the matter. When customers move without leaving a forwarding address, collectors check with the post office, phone companies and computerized databases to find a new address and contact the customer > view more

+ Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Job Description
Whether cross-town or cross-country, bus drivers are people movers. Inter-city bus drivers operate vehicles that go between regions or states, transit bus drivers operate busses in large metropolitan and suburban areas, and motor coach drivers take people on charter excursions or tours that may last several days. Some drivers are responsible for collecting fares and issuing transfers. Bus drivers are expected to keep to fixed routes and schedules > view more

+ Chemical Technicians Job Description
If you’re fascinated by the intricate science of chemistry, you may want to consider a career as a Chemical Technician. Chemical Technicians work in laboratories and manufacturing facilities. They work with-scientists to study various substances, with applications ranging from a new product development…to a major medical breakthrough. Some collect and analyze air and water samples to monitor pollution levels > view more

+ Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers
Our modern world would be far less convenient if we didn’t have the round the clock services of vending machines. Coin-operated machines dispense snacks, food and beverages. They make change and they entertain us. They’re stocked and kept clean by Vending Machine Servicers or Route Drivers, who travel from machine to machine. Drivers follow government regulations to protect food and beverages from contamination > view more

+ Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary Job Description
Computer skills are an asset for almost any career. That fact fills the seats in computer science classes every semester at vocational and technical schools, colleges and universities. People on the leading edge of computer technology are as prized on campus as they are in the corporate world. As in other fields of study, computer science instructors teach classes and do research. They often specialize their courses in a particular area, like computer engineering, programming, or information systems theory > view more

+ Conservation Officer / Fish and Game Wardens Job Description
Just as city police officers protect people…fish and game wardens protect wildlife. In some states, they’re called Conservation Officers. They enforce laws and regulations designed to conserve fish and animal populations. They patrol their assigned areas by car, boat, airplane, horse or on foot. As officers of the law, Fish and Game Wardens, or Conservation Officers, carry weapons and are trained by the local, state or federal agency that employs them > view more

+ Court Clerks Job Description
Before a judge can bang the gavel to call a court to order…a court clerk organizes the whole procedure. It is up to the clerk to prepare a calendar of cases to be called in court, and to contact every person who will be needed to try the case. All the documents submitted for the case have to be pulled together and distributed. And the all-important procedures must be explained to those who will participate > view more

+ Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Job Description
Using sound to see…that’s the short way to explain the science of sonography. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers use special equipment to direct safe, high frequency sound waves towards a particular part of the body. The echoes of those waves are collected and turned into moving images. The sonographer is trained to select particular images, and record them for a physician to use in making a diagnosis, or in monitoring a medical condition, such as pregnancy > view more

+ Economists Job Description
It’s been said that money makes the world go round. The people who study just how and why that happens, are economists. Because the global economy is the financial lifeblood of all the world’s people, economics—the study of the economy—is of vital importance. The growing complexity of the global economy, competition and increased reliance on quantitative analysis of business and political trends, all demonstrate the need for economists > view more

+ Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health Job Description
There is a price any society pays for progress. Often, that price is measured in damage to our environment or the public health. Environmental Scientists and Specialists, including health specialists, try to stop the damage. These specialists investigate what’s causing the pollution or health hazard. They may perform laboratory and field tests to monitor environmental resources and determine the contaminants and sources of pollution > view more

+ Epidemiologists Job Description
Epidemiologists are like medical detectives--they work to determine who gets diseases, and why. They train through four years of college, and an additional two to four years of master’s degree or doctoral studies. They may specialize in an area such as environmental epidemiology, which looks at the connection between environmental exposure and disease. Most epidemiologists work for federal, state or local government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control or a local health department > view more

+ Fire Investigators Job Description
“The cause of the blaze is under investigation.” By the time you hear that phrase in a news story about a fire, a special kind of detective has already been hard at work trying to crack the case. Where we see burnt rubble, a fire investigator sees clues. Often before the smoke clears, this investigator is at the scene collecting and documenting evidence to determine the cause of the fire. This can involve carefully sifting through debris with specialized equipment and running lab tests on it > view more

+ Foresters Job Description
Healthy forests provide us with clean air and water, abundant wildlife, and natural beauty we can all enjoy. They also supply the paper and wood products we use everyday. A forester is a professional trained in the art and science of managing this vital resource. Foresters are outdoors a great deal. Typical duties include measuring trees and supervising timber harvests. Foresters look for signs of insects and disease > view more

+ Gaming Dealers Job Description
A casino dealer is anyone who works at a “table,” be it poker, blackjack, craps, baccarat, or roulette. Conducting these games can be both exciting and challenging. Dealers must have a thorough mastery of a game and be able to explain the rules to casino patrons. The ability to concentrate while working in a noisy and distracting environment — handling payouts, collecting losing bets, and making change — is crucial > view more

+ Geographic Information Specialists Job Description
Technology has created a new kind of analyst: the geographic information specialist. GIS stands for geographic information systems. It uses computers to store, interpret and display a vast variety of data identified by location. But it goes well beyond maps and pictures. A GIS database contains layers of information. The layers can be combined into different models , so that we can instantly see the effects new information might have on an area > view more

+ Geologists Job Description
Geologists are scientists who study the planet Earth -- its composition, processes and history. The field is so vast, geologists tend to specialize, for example… Engineering geologists offer advice on major construction projects, such as dams and tunnels. Paleontologists study fossils found in geological formations to trace the evolution of plant and animal life and the geologic history of earth > view more

+ Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaner
Janus was the Roman god who guarded gates and doors, so it's not surprising that the first "janitors" were doorkeepers. Gradually the job responsibilities expanded to include cleaning, sweeping, and otherwise caring for a building. That's why janitors are sometimes also known as "building custodians" or "maintenance workers." Schools, apartment and office buildings, shopping malls, airport terminals, hospitals, and just about every other place people gather, rely on janitors to keep them neat and clean > 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

+ Loan Counselors Job Description
Financial institutions “rent” money in the form of loans. If they don’t make any loans, they don’t make any profit. That makes loan officers very important employees, because they’re the ones who work with customers to assemble and analyze the information needed to determine how much someone can borrow. There are set financial formulas, to be sure. But loan officers who specialize in “commercial” lending, or loans to businesses, must also know a lot about the businesses their customers are in > view more

+ Loan Interviewers and Clerks Job Description
Whether applying for a credit card…or a home mortgage, you need to go through an approval process. And that’s where Loan Interviewers and Clerks come in. They play a vital role in helping lending institutions determine if you are a good …or bad credit risk. They do this by examining your credit history. The first step is often interviewing the loan applicant…either in person or on the phone. Speaking clearly, listening carefully and taking accurate notes are essential qualities > view more

+ Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service Job Description (more)
The mailroom is a place to start in a company, and gain experience to advance if you stand out as a reliable, efficient, energetic employee. It’s an entry-level job that provides an opportunity for people without much work experience. Mail clerks handle mail that moves in and around a company, as well as the mail being sent out. So some mail clerks load mail into carts that they take around the building > view more

+ Market Research Analysts Job Description
Every business needs to know who their customers are…and what they want. Market Research Analysts provide that information. When a new product is being developed, they consider its potential sales—and the competition. They may design telephone, personal or mail interview surveys to assess consumer preferences. For all kinds of services and products, from political parties to cleaning fluids, Market Research Analysts make phone calls, mail surveys, conduct interviews in stores and on the street > view more

+ Municipal Clerks Job Description
Whether in big cities or small towns, local municipal governments are at the heart of every community. The people who keep these government offices organized and functioning are Municipal Clerks. To do this job well, you need to be able to multi-task, because municipal clerks wear many hats. They do typical office work like contacting city officials, filing, typing, and data entry. They also maintain the official records for the municipality > view more

+ Phlebotomists Job Description
Blood tests save countless lives each day. Patients in hospitals and doctors’ offices are diagnosed by using these valuable tools. In clinical laboratories and larger hospitals, specialists called phlebotomists expertly draw blood and run the tests. Phlebotomists prepare blood samples, follow careful instructions in performing manual tests and operate automatic analyzers. They rely on analytical judgment and the ability to work under pressure, paying close attention to crucial changes in color or numerical readouts > view more

+ Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors Job Description
Refuse and recyclable materials collectors gather trash, garbage, and newspapers, aluminum cans, bottles, and other recyclable materials from homes and businesses along regularly scheduled routes. They lift and empty garbage cans into trucks or operate a hydraulic lift truck that picks up and empties dumpsters. The job is usually dusty, dirty, and smelly — but always essential! And that's just the point > view more

+ Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Job Description
The world runs on oil and gas. Some of the people who help access these vital natural resources are the rotary drill operators. They have the unique expertise to reach the vast fields of oil and gas hidden far underground, whether beneath a sun-baked desert…or a stormy sea. Guided by scientists' field maps, the drillers install a derrick at the site to support the drilling equipment and to stabilize the drill rig > view more

+ Soil Scientists Job Description
It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it -- and soil scientists do. They study the properties of soil -- all types of soil -- to help agriculture and other industries use it effectively. Soil scientists split their time between farms and agricultural research stations where they survey and collect soil samples…and laboratories where they use specialized equipment to analyze those samples > view more

+ Telephone Operators Job Description
It used to be that the telephone operator was the heart and soul of the phone industry. Over the years, as technology became more sophisticated, it began to replace the live voice at the switchboard. But there are some things automated phone systems can’t handle without human help. For example, operators step in when customers are having difficulty finding a phone number. Operators help people place collect or credit card calls > view more

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