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+ Assemblers and Fabricators, except Machine Job Description
People who like to work with things instead of words, paper and ideas are often more comfortable doing production work. An entry-level job is on a manufacturing assembly line. While you might start by turning out individual parts, if you show ability and reliability you might become an assembler or fabricator. This is a job that calls for careful repetition of a precise series of steps, as you assemble, or fit together, parts to form complete units > view more

+ Atmospheric and Space Scientists Job Description
It’s been said that everyone talks about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it. Atmospheric or Space Scientists, often called Meteorologists, are trying to change that. By studying the elements that affect weather, their work can save lives...and property. The scientists gather and analyze data from on, and above, the earth’s surface. Using computer models, they develop forecasts for upcoming weather > view more

+ Brokerage Clerks Job Description
Wading through the frenzy of the trading floor… or surrounded by computers humming miles away from Wall Street… brokerage clerks track the progress of every player in the game of high finance. Their wide-ranging responsibilities in this growing field all involve computing and recording data on securities transactions. The most common type of brokerage clerk is called the Broker's assistant or sales assistant > view more

+ Cost Estimators Job Description
In large and small businesses alike, clerks are the backbone of the back office. They are responsible for processing and maintaining large streams of financial information for customers and other workers. Billing clerks review sales data for products sold or services rendered, and prepare itemized bills to send to customers for payment. Cost clerks create production or sales cost reports for departments and prepare reports showing total cost and selling prices > view more

+ Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee
If you like working around food, can deal with pressure and are neat and friendly, you probably have the ingredients to work as a counter attendant at a cafeteria, food concession or coffee shop. This is usually an entry-level position for people with high school degrees. Training takes place on the job. An experienced worker will show you how to take an order… prepare food and beverages… and how to properly serve them > view more

+ Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks Job Description
Companies know that extending credit is risky business. Credit authorizers, checkers and clerks work to reduce the risk. Credit clerks assemble the documents and process the transactions for people applying for loans or credit. Checkers verify what people put down on application forms. By phone or computer, checkers contact banks, credit bureaus and other sources for facts about an applicant's earnings, spending and bill-paying > view more

+ Finance Job Description
Financial Services professionals are people who do for business, what most of us have to do for ourselves: keep track of money. Just as individuals have to plan for expenses, and figure out how to live on the revenue coming in, so do corporations and government. Providing financial services requires training, skill, and an ability to be unemotional about business. The world counts upon the people who “do the numbers” to provide clear, objective information > view more

+ Fire Inspectors Job Description
Fire inspectors fight fires by trying to keep them from starting. As part of a department's fire prevention division, inspectors examine commercial buildings for compliance with fire codes, looking for conditions that might cause a fire. They may even test the fire extinguishers and smoke alarms. Developers often call on them to check and approve plans for new structures. Fire inspectors communicate what they know about preventing fires to the public > 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

+ Helpers--Production Workers Job Description
Despite all the advances made by automation, there’s still the need for human helpers on the factory floor. Production helpers perform unskilled tasks around the work area. They may help assembly line workers set up or tend machinery, fetch or hold materials or tools, or feed items into the machines. They use carts, dollies, and hand trucks to move materials between work areas. They may keep records of machine processes…or clean the machinery after use…or sort and load finished products > view more

+ Hydrologists Job Description
Water is one of our most precious resources. Hydrologists help protect that resource. Hydro means water. Ologist means one who studies. So Hydrologists are scientists who study the water in our environment. They use sophisticated techniques and equipment to monitor changes in water cycles. They study precipitation, its movements through the earth, and its return to the ocean and the atmosphere > view more

+ Industrial Production Managers Job Description
Production, planning, and expediting clerks keep manufacturing plants operating smoothly. They ensure the continuous flow of work and material within production schedules. They deal with inventory of raw materials or subassemblies and production quotas. They track output and expedite orders when necessary. In small firms, one person may do the job; larger companies may need more. Working under the supervision of industrial managers, these clerks can boost production efficiency > view more

+ Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Job Description
Does your house stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter? If so, thank the workers who installed the insulation – they did their job properly. An insulation worker installs insulating material by cementing, stapling, wiring, taping or spraying it into buildings, around pipes, boilers and tanks. The insulation can take the form of foam, loose-fill, fiberglass, cellulose, or rock wool and in cases where there is old insulation, workers must first remove it and then secure the new materials > 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

+ Manufacturing Job Description
Most of us depend on others to make the things we use, and the food we buy at the store. We look to manufacturers to produce the material goods we need to live. At every step of the production process, there are jobs in manufacturing. There are machines for making machines, and someone has to design them. Then those machines have to be operated, fed materials, and their products have to be finished—sometimes by hand-- packaged, marketed and delivered > view more

+ Materials Engineers Job Description
From lightweight metal bike frames… to ceramic tile on the space shuttle… innovations to make products last longer and work better are due in large part to the work of materials engineers. Often called a "materials person" in the industry, this inventor plays a key role in the manufacture of any product. Presented with a plan for the item, he or she explores how to make it in the lab. Sometimes this involves creating a new material by manipulating the atomic and molecular structures of substances > view more

+ Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders Job Description
High impact bars inside a car door…steel girders supporting skyscrapers…even that piece of foil around your sandwich…have one thing in common. All were once ore or scrap metal that was melted down and carefully mixed with additives, before being shaped. Metal-refining melters, furnace operators, blowers and keepers monitor and control vessels and furnaces that melt and purify metal so that it can be poured into a mold to make a product > view more

+ Microbiologists Job Description
Microbiologists explore a world invisible to the naked eye -- but which has a significant impact on our health and well-being. These scientists study organisms and cells that we can see only through a microscope. The universe of micro-organisms is so vast, microbiologists have many areas of specialization to choose from. Some become disease detectives such as virologists, who focus on how viruses evolve, often studying newly identified strains in search of a cure > view more

+ Nonfarm Animal Caretakers Job Description
A love of animals is just the beginning. If you wish to pursue a career as an animal caretaker, you must care enough about creatures to carry you through the difficulties of coping with a wide variety of chores and needs. Veterinary assistants in animal hospitals and clinics are trained to prepare the animals for surgery, and to clean them, and their cages. You cannot be squeamish about cleaning wounds and incisions, or coping with messes > view more

+ Office Clerks, General Job Description
If you’re task-oriented and detail-minded, becoming a general office clerk can be a great way to “get your foot in the door” at a company and place it firmly on the career advancement ladder. That’s because nearly every organization needs people who can type and file, operate photocopiers, fax machines, and other office equipment and perform many other jobs. Specific duties vary widely. Someone working in a doctor’s office won’t perform the same tasks as someone else working in an auto parts wholesaler or in a financial institution > view more

+ Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales Job Description
Every time you order merchandise from a catalog, or fax a request for information, your contact with a company is handled by an order clerk. Orders for materials, merchandise or services can come from within an organization or from outside. However, most order clerks receive orders from other companies or individuals. The order clerk serves an important role, since he or she is often a customer’s only direct contact with the company > view more

+ Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
Nearly every product made is sold in its own unique packaging. Making sure those items are properly packaged is the job of a packaging and filling machine operator. Whether it’s bagging items, rolling sheets, filling containers, making blister packs, wrapping, or boxing, packaging readies the product for display and purchase. Operators move materials to and from production areas -- manually or with forklifts, dollies, carts, or handtrucks > view more

+ Public Relations Specialists Job Description
Telling the world about a business, product, cause, candidate, organization or institution is the work of Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers. . A public relations specialist can provide strategic advice about how to get the word out, and about how policies might impact consumers, voters, shareholders, fundraisers, and other people the client needs to reach. To do that job effectively, the specialist maintains contacts with the news media, and organizations that are important in a particular field > view more

+ Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products
Imagine being paid to shop all day! Purchasers and buyers find the best possible goods at the lowest price for their firms. The successful ones increase company profits and their own salaries. In general, purchasers buy goods and services for company use; buyers acquire items for resale. Buyers and purchasing agents decide which vendor offers the best goods or services, negotiate the price, award the contract, and see that the correct amount is received on time > view more

+ Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
No matter how sophisticated modern rail travel can be…the trains still run on rails. So there are still jobs for rail track layers, just as there were in the early days when the railroads opened up America’s west. They go wherever on the system they’re needed, from the rail yard…to an underground tunnel down the line. The rails may also be in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits and mines > 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

+ Stock Clerks, Sales Floor Job Description
Companies, plants and stores use Stock Clerks to receive, sort, unpack, store and keep track of materials or products. Most stock clerks work in grocery and department stores. Stock clerks check deliveries against invoices for accuracy and for damages. The items are then organized, marked and placed into the inventory system. Bar code scanners and computers are often used to track the items > view more

+ Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary Job Description
As the demand for skilled labor increases, adult and vocational education teachers are needed to train entry-level job seekers and update the skills of experienced workers. These teachers provide instruction for occupations that do not require a college degree, such as x-ray technicians, auto mechanics, welders and cosmetologists. They also provide remedial education for school dropouts, or help students to prepare for attending a 4-year degree program > view more

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