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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

+ Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Job Description
Every doorway, wall, and window in every building is where it is because someone decided to put it there. Someone also decided what building materials would be use, what traffic patterns people would follow, and even how they would feel when entering or leaving the building. That “someone,” of course was an architect. The same person may also have been responsible for designing the plumbing, heating, and electrical systems, and even overseeing the building’s construction > view more

+ Captains and Mates on Water Vessels Job Description
Seafaring is not just a career…it’s a lifestyle. Captains and mates spend months at a time on vessels of all sizes…on inland lakes and rivers, as well as the open sea. Captains and mates are the senior officers of the ship. Earning one of these positions usually comes after years on board, demonstrating competence and working your way up through the ranks. The captain is responsible for every aspect of the voyage > view more

+ Chief of Police Job Description
A police officer's day can be filled with unexpected situations. Police and detective supervisors help officers decide how to handle varied and changing situations, while organizing the resources to do it. Supervisors -- such as sergeants, lieutenants and police chiefs -- oversee the activities of the rest of the force. Police and detective supervisors set schedules and offer guidance and expertise to investigators > 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

+ Computer Operators Job Description
Nowadays most of us think of computers as the small machines that sit on a desk. But long before personal computers became popular, computer operators were needed to handle the huge computers that helped run big business. Many companies and government agencies still rely on large computers, called mainframes, or on groups of linked minicomputers. Computer operators oversee the operation of these machines, as well as networks of personal computers > view more

+ Dietitians and Nutritionists Job Description
The positive health and lifestyle effects of a healthy diet are very much in the news. The people behind the headlines are dietitians and nutritionists, who work to help all kinds of people, take better care of themselves, by making wiser food choices. For someone being treated for high blood pressure, a consulting dietitian or nutritionist in private practice, or associated with a clinic, can help design a diet that tastes great with less salt and fat > view more

+ Directors, Religious Activities and Education
In all major religions, faith is usually handed down from generation to generation within families. NAT SOT – CONGREGATION PRAYING But children - and even adults - often require instruction beyond what parents tell them about their religion. So Directors of Religious Activities and Education are an important part of a congregation. They guide the teachers…who in turn guide the students. Much like a principal in a secular school, the director is responsible for overseeing the materials, activities and programs chosen to help people learn about their faith > view more

+ Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Behind almost all successful business executives are executive secretaries. Sometimes called administrative assistants, these invaluable workers handle a variety of office activities that keep their employers' businesses running smoothly. While they usually possess excellent clerical and computer skills themselves, executive secretaries tend to delegate many of those duties to others. They are more likely to be reviewing correspondence and writing responses…preparing presentations…or conducting research for a report he or she is writing for the boss > view more

+ Financial Managers Job Description
Financial managers follow the money. Their titles and responsibilities vary, but almost every business relies on them working alone or as part of a team to protect the company’s bottom line. The skills involved in guiding the flow of money through a corporation are considered so vital to its success that these executives often attain the top ranks of company management. A Chief Financial Officer, or CFO, is usually a firm's top fiscal expert, formulating financial plans and policies and overseeing activities such as mergers and acquisitions, the preparation of reports and forecasts, and all financial and accounting functions > view more

+ First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing
Farms…fish hatcheries…and commercial forests share a common need: to produce with efficiency, they require a support team of trained workers. Leading those teams are first-line supervisors of farming, fishing and forestry. Most often, these managers have spent time on the front-lines, performing many of the same duties they oversee. But in addition to hands-on expertise, they've demonstrated superior organizational skills and the ability to motivate other workers > 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

+ Judges and Magistrates Job Description
One of the foundations of our country is our judicial system. Judges and Magistrates are charged with making sure the system operates in accord with the law. Most of us think of the judge as the person who keeps order in a courtroom by occasionally banging a gavel. But judges play a far more important role. In overseeing legal proceedings, they act like referees, ensuring that the rules are followed > 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 and Health Services Managers
Medical and health services managers are managers first and foremost. But because they are employed by hospitals, nursing homes, and government agencies concerned with health care, they face special challenges. The structure and financing of the health care industry is changing rapidly. So whether these managers oversee nursing, surgery, physical therapy, or some other hospital department, they are under constant pressure to cut costs while improving services > 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

+ Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides Job Description
People who are physically, mentally or emotionally disabled often have difficulty dealing with basic living skills. Helping them to cope are Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides. Under the supervision of occupational therapists, assistants and aides work very closely with their clients to help them compensate for limitations and help restore vocational, homemaking and daily living skills. > view more

+ Pediatricians Job Description
Caring for the young takes a special kind of doctor. Called pediatricians, they are trained to treat the specific needs of infants, children and teens. Pediatricians are responsible for overseeing all the health and medical needs of their young patients. This is usually done through regular checkups. They’ll look at the weight and height to make sure the patient is growing at the proper rate > view more

+ Personal and Home Care Aides Job Description
"There's no place like home," is more than a line from The Wizard of Oz. It's a proven fact. Studies have shown that the elderly live longer, happier lives when they can stay in their own homes. Personal home care assistants are the people who make that possible, not only for the elderly but for anyone who needs help handling the daily chores of life. As such, the duties vary with a client's needs, but they may include changing and washing sheets and towels, dusting, vacuuming, and performing other light housekeeping chores > view more

+ Personnel Recruiters Job Description
The single most important factor in the success of any enterprise is its employees. That's why personnel managers or "human resource" specialists are so essential in most large organizations: they're the ones responsible for recruiting, hiring, and managing the benefits of a firm's employees. It's not uncommon for a personnel manager to oversee several departments, including employment and recruiting, compensation, benefits administration, training, and employee relations > view more

+ Postmasters and Mail Superintendents Job Description
The U.S. Postal Service handles more mail than any other postal service in the world. That makes the typical post office a very busy place. Making sure that everything is operating properly is the responsibility of Postmasters and Superintendents. These senior managers oversee all aspects of the post office. From the mechanical systems that move the mail… …to the personnel that comprise the staff, this is a career that requires solid business, management and interpersonal skills > view more

+ Public Relations Managers Job Description
Public Relations…or PR…is an important part of any business, government agency or non-profit organization. It’s the job of Public Relations Managers to help protect the organization’s reputation and image. Often they act as the liaison between the organization and the public and news media. PR managers write press releases and set-up events that the press is invited to attend. In times of crisis, these managers are called upon to explain the company’s side of the issue > view more

+ Radiologic Technologists and Technicians Job Description
Looking inside the human body…without resorting to highly invasive surgery…is the work of Radiologic Technologists and Technicians. They use equipment such as X-rays, CAT scans or computerized tomography to help prepare patients for tests and treatments. The technician is responsible for properly positioning…and immobilizing…the patient on the examining table. Sometimes they administer non-radioactive materials into a patient’s bloodstream for diagnostic purposes > view more

+ Stationary Engineers Job Description
Heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems keep apartment buildings and commercial complexes comfortable year round. Stationary Engineers make sure these vital systems operate properly. In addition, engineers oversee the building’s electrical and fire safety systems. So they need to be knowledgeable about running various types of mechanical and electrical equipment. Being able to follow instruction manuals and complex diagrams is essential > view more

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