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+ Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
From farms and ranches…to fisheries and forests, science plays a vital role in all aspects of agriculture. Training the next generation of specialists in this area is the work of Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary. These teachers are usually found at universities, colleges and community colleges. They are responsible for developing the course material for students interested in furthering their education in agriculture > view more

+ Biological Technicians Job Description
Scientific applications in the biological and agricultural industries have enabled our country to become one of the largest food and medicine producers in the world. Much of this research occurs in scientific laboratories where biological, agricultural and food technicians are employed. Biological, agricultural and food Technicians set up, operate and maintain laboratory instruments, monitor experiments, make observations, calculate and record results > view more

+ Biologists Job Description
If you enjoy developing scientific theories and devising tests to prove them, a career as a biological scientist could prove challenging and rewarding. Biological scientists study living organisms. They specialize in a particular area of biology, such as the study of animals: zoology, or the study of tiny organisms: microbiology. Their research can lead to improvements in medicines and the environment > view more

+ Biomedical Engineers Job Description
Biomedical Engineers are people who develop technologies that help save lives. They combine biology and medicine with engineering and mechanics. It’s a combination that leads to amazing results. Imaging systems that allow doctors to “see” inside a patient’s organs. Artificial limbs, organs and joints. Lasers for surgery. Devices for automating insulin injections; all are the work of biomedical engineers > 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

+ Chemists Job Description
Chemicals make up our world. Some are natural. Some are made by humans—synthetic. But each chemical has its own particular way of behaving under changing conditions such as heat, exposure to light, and combination with other substances. Chemists study how chemicals affect each other, and how they interact with the environment. Usually they specialize in a particular kind of chemistry. They use their knowledge to contribute to many different fields, from energy development to medicine and food processing > view more

+ Computer and Information Systems Manager Job Description
Information is power. The more information a company's employees have, the better decisions they can make. But for information to be useful, it must be accessible. That’s the job of computer and information systems managers. They’re often referred to as "I-T people," for Information Technology. IT managers keep computer systems working properly and efficiently. They meet with employees to determine a company's computer needs, and then work with senior management to put in place the resources to meet those needs > view more

+ Correctional Treatment Specialists Job Description
In the United States, when a person is convicted of a crime, and sentenced to serve time behind bars, the system doesn’t lock the door to the felon’s future. Even while in prison, an inmate has an advocate. That person is called a Correctional Treatment Specialist. Correctional Treatment Specialists interview prison inmates, and make recommendations for rehabilitation, parole and release plans > view more

+ Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
Dispatchers are often at the hub of communication -at a taxicab or bus company, as a tow truck dispatcher, or even at a gas and water service company. A dispatcher plays a key role in relaying important information in a timely fashion. Typically, a dispatcher is responsible for all communications within a certain area and is required to keep records, logs and schedules of the calls they receive, the vehicles they monitor and the response to each call > view more

+ Food Scientists and Technologists Job Description
Most of us take the safety of the food we eat—and its availability--for granted. Yet many visitors to America marvel at the variety and abundance on display in our grocery stores. Making sure that the food supply is steady and safe is the work of agriculture and food scientists. They are involved in just about every aspect of America’s diet. From the farm…to the processing plant…to the packagers…to the table, scientists work to make what’s good even better > 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

+ Human Resources Managers Job Description
Human Resource Managers are in the business of making positive connections. They’re employed by companies and government agencies to match people to jobs. That means these managers work both to attract qualified job candidates, and to keep them satisfied once they’re hired. So, they develop recruiting and training programs, personnel policies, and in larger companies they might oversee hiring and firing in several departments > view more

+ Human Services Job Description
Caring for a small child…or helping a grieving family face the death of a loved one…it takes a special person to work in Human Services. You have to be willing to make a connection--to take the emotional risks that come with getting involved with other peoples’ lives. In return, you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you’re needed. Some of the people you care for won’t be able to express their thanks > view more

+ Industrial Safety and Health Engineers Job Description
Many jobs carry an element of risk. Through the years, however, the United States has tried to make even the most dangerous places to work as safe as possible. Industrial Safety and Health Engineers are responsible for making sure workplaces meet the requirements of laws designed to protect people. They promote worksite or product safety and health by applying knowledge of industrial processes, as well as mechanical, chemical and psychological principles > view more

+ Information Technology Job Description
If you have the mental agility and flexibility to move with a fast changing industry, the future is bright in information technology services. The world is increasingly dependent on information technology. Hospitals, schools, business, transportation, and government—every field of endeavor now relies on computers and the people who know how to make computers work. Depending on the kind of position you take, you might need patience to provide information about something you know a lot about, to people who don’t understand much beyond their keyboard > view more

+ Marriage and Family Therapists Job Description
A growing segment of the mental health profession is Marriage and Family Therapy. Therapists with a masters or doctoral degree in this category evaluate and treat mental and emotional disorders, health and behavioral problems, and relationship issues—all within the context of the family. How does that work? In a variety of ways. Often, a patient seeing a therapist individually, is referred to a marriage and family therapist when it is determined that family dynamics and family life cycle issues such as the birth of a child, or the death of a family member are contributing to a problem > view more

+ Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Job Description
When a doctor orders a series of tests on a patient, chances are that those tests will be performed by medical and clinical laboratory technologists. It is the job of these professionals to examine and analyze blood, urine, and other body fluids, tissue, and cells. Using powerful microscopes and other equipment, they look for bacteria, parasites, and abnormal cells. They also analyze blood cholesterol levels and type and cross-match blood samples for transfusions > 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

+ Mental Health Counselors Job Description
Mental Health Counselors help to make life better for people with mental or emotional problems. They start by listening, to find out what’s wrong. They’re trained to help people talk about a wide range of issues, from depression, to substance abuse and family tensions. In addition to advising their clients, Mental Health Counselors work closely with other specialists in their field. For example, a patient might need to see a psychiatrist, who can prescribe medication > view more

+ Network and Computer Systems Administrators Job Description
I-T spells a lot more than “it,” these days. Because I.T. stands for Information Technology, among the fastest growing industries not only in America, but around the world. One of the key players in the field of I.T. is the network administrator. He or she may work in a busy office…alone at home, commuting electronically to multiple clients…or somewhere in between. Network administrators are responsible for the increasingly important inter-dependence of computers > view more

+ Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Job Description
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors can turn peoples’ lives around. They help people break free of addiction to alcohol, tobacco, drugs or gambling. Or they may work with clients to develop strategies for coping with other behavioral problems, such as over-eating. Often this profession requires providing evening and weekend hours, to counsel clients who work during the day. Sessions may be one-to-one counseling… or in small groups > view more