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+ Automotive Body and Related Repairers Job Description
Automotive body repairers are modern-day magicians. They have the power to restore a wrecked car so completely that it looks and operates like new. Sometimes, bent frames must be straightened using powerful machines. Hoods, fenders, and other body panels are then removed and repaired using hammers, anvils, and other special tools. When a dent cannot be pounded out, body repairers may use patching compound that can be filed and smoothed to match the rest of the panel > view more

+ Commercial Artists Job Description
From books …to billboards…to video games, we’re surrounded by the work of Commercial Artists. They use their artistic ability to illustrate ideas or sell products. At advertising agencies, for example, commercial artists visualize concepts developed by the creative team. Their work may appear in ads for newspapers and magazines…or in commercials for TV. Illustrations in a book and animations for video games are other examples of commercial art > view more

+ Etchers and Engravers Job Description
Etchers and Engravers perform a century-old craft using high-tech tools for speed and precision. They use specialized tools and machinery to create decorative engravings, such as awards and trophies, gifts and signs, or identification plates and circuit boards. Engravers may use both traditional routers and new technologies, such as lasers and sublimation. Today’s tools of the trade also include computers, scanners and simple graphic programs > view more

+ Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrator
For centuries, art has been a means for people to express themselves and communicate ideas. Fine artists continue to convey thoughts and impressions through their art...in the hopes that appreciative collectors will buy their work. Fine artists usually specialize in an area such as painting or sculpture. New technologies have given rise to art forms such as computer printmaking and video art installation > view more

+ Furniture Finishers Job Description
If you enjoy working with your hands, you know how rewarding it can be to create something as beautiful as it is functional. And that's just what furniture finishers do. They are skilled workers who apply chemical coatings to enhance and highlight the beauty of wood furniture. They use hand or power tools to painstakingly prepare the surface. Using brushes or spray guns, they stain, paint or seal the surfaces > view more

+ Manicurists and Pedicurists Job Description
A/V: NARRATOR (VO): Manicurists clip, cut, shape, polish, and paint the fingernails and toenails of their customers. But that's only the visible work. Manicurists are really in the self-esteem-building business. After all, when your nails look good, and your hair looks good, you feel good about yourself. The job appears quite simple, but as any successful manicurist will confirm, there is much more to it than clipping, shaping, and polishing a customer's nails > 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

+ Paperhangers Job Description
People have decorated the walls of their living spaces since ancient times. Modern advancements in the materials and techniques used to cover surfaces created positions for painters and paperhangers. Paperhangers, on the other hand, cover interior rooms with decorative wallpaper, fabric, vinyl and other materials. Each trade has its own set of skills…both must properly prepare the surfaces to be covered so that the paint or paper adheres to the surface > view more

+ Plasterers and Stucco Masons Job Description
People have been smoothing plaster or cement finishes on the walls of their homes for centuries -- to insulate, to protect…to decorate. This highly durable type of wall finish is enjoying a resurgence in popularity across the country, especially in Sunbelt states, making stucco and interior plastering one of the fastest growing occupations in the construction trades. Plasterers work with different types of material, by mixing and applying them to interior and exterior walls and ceilings > view more

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