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+ 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

+ Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators Job Description
Ever wonder how lipstick is made? How about house paint, detergent, gasoline, or plastic? Chemicals are key ingredients in most industrial and consumer goods, and Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators play an important role in their production. These workers monitor the flow and mix ratios of chemicals through production equipment such as catalytic converters, saturator tanks, and fermentation chambers > view more

+ Credit Analysts Job Description
If you or someone in your family uses a credit card, a decision had to be made about whether you could be trusted to pay back the money you charge. That decision depends on the work of a credit analyst. A credit analyst examines the financial statements and credit history of individuals or companies. Based on that information, the analyst determines the degree of risk involved in extending credit, or lending money > view more

+ Database Administrators Job Description
In the beginning, there was the big, water-cooled "mainframe" computer housed behind glass walls, accessible only by a select few. Today, computing power is widely "distributed" throughout companies, thanks to "local area networks" or "LANs." Network administrators are the people responsible for managing it all, usually by controlling the network server. Database administrators have more specific duties > 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

+ Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers Job Description
When an appliance in your household breaks down…you want someone to fix it in a hurry. That’s why Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers are a welcome sight. These service technicians are sometimes trained by a store or manufacturer to handle particular brands of appliances or tools. Bench technicians do repairs in repair shops, factories and service centers. Field technicians dispatched to homes and businesses > view more

+ Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs Job Description
One of the great things about America is that it offers help to its residents in need. There are many government assistance programs and agencies that provide benefits. For example, welfare, social security, public housing and employment and training. Determining who is qualified to receive this assistance is the job of Eligibility Interviewers. An interviewer usually works in an office. There, he or she meets with an applicant > view more

+ Environmental Engineers Job Description
Just about everything we do has an impact on the environment. Measuring that impact is the job of environmental engineers. They apply their engineering skills to assess the effect of projected or actual human activity from the use of off-road recreational vehicles…to housing developments. They also work to manage natural resources, and control pollution. They are also involved in recycling, waste disposal and public health issues > 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 Managers Job Description
There’s a lot going on in a busy casino. Strict laws and smart business practices require close supervision of every aspect of a gambling establishment. Casino and Gaming Managers supervise the supervisors. The manager decides what kinds of gambling will be offered at the casino, and how the games will be operated in accordance with gaming laws. When complaints or questions arise, the manager is the judge of whether house rules and policies are being interpreted correctly > view more

+ Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators Job
When you walk onto a casino floor, it might look like chaos. But it is actually a very carefully controlled, very closely watched operation. Amid the noise and the action are people whose job is making sure there are no irregular activities—no cheating by either customers…or employees. Whether they work for the casino, or the state, Gaming Surveillance Officers and Investigators help to make legal gaming safe and fair for both the management of the casino, and the patrons > view more

+ Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics
H-VAC technicians are specialists in "heating, ventilation, and air conditioning" equipment. But a more accurate job title might be "human comfort specialist!" Most people take their comfort in a building or house for granted — until something goes wrong. Only then do they realize that they depend on HVAC technicians to keep them cool in summer and warm in winter. And rarely do they ever understand that that their comfort depends on complex systems of pipes, coils, ducts, fans, compressors, and machines > view more

+ Home Health Aides Job Description
EVENT 01084 a. HOME HEALTH AIDE - 374 A/V: NARRATOR (VO): As both hospital costs and the number of elderly citizens grow, home health aides are playing an increasingly important role in the nation's health-care system. Years ago, when grandparents, parents, and children all lived in the same house, someone was always available to help care for an ill family member. But that usually isn't the case today > view more

+ Housekeeping Supervisors Job Description
America is a country on the move. So the outlook for employment in the hotel and motel business is good! Making sure rooms, meeting and banquet rooms are clean and equipped is the job of the Housekeeping Supervisor. This position is sometimes called an Executive Housekeeper, and involves many management duties such as hiring, training and firing staff, ordering supplies and maintaining a budget > view more

+ Legislator Job Description
In a Democracy, citizens look to elected officials to create or change laws and provide funding for essential services, such as education and roads. Legislators may serve on a city council or town commission; in a state house or senate; or in the United States Congress. They introduce, examine, and vote on bills that determine how taxpayers’ money will be spent, and what laws will govern their community > 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

+ Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Job Description
Housekeepers and their assistants are an important part of the "hospitality industry." They work in hotels and motels, making sure that each guest checks into a clean, neat room with fresh sheets on the bed and fresh towels in the bathroom. Attention to detail is essential. Since guests have different schedules, not every room can be made up in the same way. Housekeepers may have to skip around their assigned floors, yet still make sure that every room on their list has been made up by the end of the day > view more

+ Mental health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Drug and alcohol abuse can ruin lives. Not only are these addictions difficult to overcome, they’re often associated with mental illness. The professionals that people turn to for help are Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers. Care usually begins with counseling. Therapy can be on an individual basis or in groups. Social workers confer with other professionals to evaluate the mental or physical condition of a client > view more

+ Museum Technicians and Consevators Job Description
Museums would be dreary places if not for the ingenious work of museum technicians and conservators. Whether preparing a painting for display…or creating a housing to store priceless objects…museum professionals use their skill and knowledge to engage audiences of all ages. Conservators typically train in graduate level programs specifically designed for museum work. Technicians may receive on the job training while working on their undergraduate degrees > view more

+ Operating Engineers Job Description
Operating engineers quite literally operate power-driven construction machines like shovels, cranes, tractors, bulldozers, pile drivers, concrete mixers, and industrial pumps. If something is massive and heavy, and if it requires a big, powerful machine, an operating engineer will probably be involved. Work sites include building and road construction projects, mines, steel mills, warehouses, and heavy manufacturing plants > view more

+ Painters, Construction and Maintenance Job Description
When it comes to houses, buildings and other structures, there are few things that do more to refresh and enliven appearances than a professionally applied coat of paint. If you’re interested in becoming a painter, there are two types of jobs. Construction Painters work for contractors erecting new structures. Maintenance Painters work for owners of structures already built. Most maintenance painting is indoors > view more

+ Real Estate Brokers Job Description
It looks so simple: the house is for sale. Someone wants to buy it. But the negotiations, financing and closing of the deal can be very complex. So most people selling real estate, and buying it, work with a broker. Real estate brokers have to be licensed by the state where they’re selling property. They take 30 to 90 hours of coursework about marketing property, zoning and tax laws, inspections, mortgages and other related matters > view more

+ Real Estate Sales Agents Job Description
Buying or selling a house is the biggest financial transaction in most people's lives, and real estate sales agents are intimately involved in every part of the process. Some agents specialize in commercial and industrial property, but the vast majority work in the residential market, usually in association with a licensed real estate broker. The broker provides office space and support services while the agent sells the property > view more

+ Retail Salespersons Job Description
Forget what you've heard: money does not make the world go 'round. What makes the world spin on its axis is sales, And no one is more central to this process than a retail salesperson. A television commercial can bring a customer into a store, but only a real, live salesperson can close the deal. Retail salespeople are the frontline soldiers in any store, and as such, they are incredibly important > 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

+ Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Job Description
Drivers of Tractor-Trailer Trucks are people who really deliver. Just about everything we use…from cars to food to furniture…comes to us on big rigs. Before the drivers leave the terminal or warehouse, they will get details about their assignments, called manifests. Then the drivers will load up and make sure their rigs are ready for the road. They’ll check fuel and oil levels, as well as brakes, windshield wipers and lights > view more

+ Travel Clerks Job Description
Most travel clerks work for automobile clubs. Others are employed by large companies, hotels, and government agencies. Their primary task is figuring out the fastest, least expensive route from Point A to Point B. And then, once the client has approved, "making it all happen." That can mean making airline, hotel, rental car, and restaurant reservations—or arranging for visas and assembling customized road maps > view more

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