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
Auditors Job Description
What’s the difference between an accountant and an auditor? Basically, accountants keep track of the money, and auditors check their work. But there's much more to the work than simply "balancing the books." These financial professionals are involved in nearly every area of all types of business, industry, and government.
Budgeting, planning, cost control...employee compensation, asset management, new product development view more
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Job Description
Like nearly every other professional today, automotive technicians need to be comfortable with computer-based equipment. Today's cars are more computerized than ever. But it will be a long time before a computer can listen to an engine or an exhaust system and know instantly what adjustments need to be made to which components. Yet that's precisely the kind of thing an experienced and skilled technician can do view more
Baggage Porters and Bellhops Job Description
When you’re rushing to catch a plane or train… or heading for a hotel room…you may need the services of baggage porters and bellhops.
These service workers make life easier for travelers with luggage.
These are jobs that require physical strength. While wheeled luggage carriers may be available at some locations, you are often called upon to lift heavy objects.
You also have to be a good communicator, even if the people you’re helping don’t speak your language view more
Bartenders Job Description
Bartenders fill the beer, wine, and mixed drink orders that waiters and waitresses take from patrons seated in a restaurant or lounge. Most do the same for customers seated at the bar.
Whether through vocational school training or personal experience, most bartenders know how to prepare drink orders quickly and efficiently, even during an establishment’s busiest periods. However, since the same brands are available everywhere, the most important part of a bartender’s job is usually the creation of a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that encourages customers to return on a regular basis view more
Cashiers Job Description
Cashiers account for the sale of a store’s merchandise - an important responsibility in helping businesses run smoothly and efficiently. To be considered for this kind of job, a store manager must believe an applicant to be trustworthy, since cashiers are given tremendous faith in safeguarding a business’s money. Duties include weighing produce and bulk food, receiving money, totaling bills and returning any change, and filling out charge forms and giving receipts view more
Electricians Job Description
For years after Edison invented the light bulb, people wouldn't buy a lamp unless it could use both electricity and gas. Most assumed electricity in the home was just a fad, and they wanted to be prepared for the return to gaslight.
Today, of course, civilization depends on electricity and on the men and women who splice the wires and install the switches to make the electricity flow.
The work of electricians is as varied as the uses for electricity itself view more
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
Few careers leave so little room for error as that of an explosives worker. This is a job with conditions that are not only challenging, but often dangerous.
Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts and blasters prepare and detonate explosives to move large amounts of earth or rock…or to demolish structures, such as buildings.
They’re involved in every step of the blasting process, starting with a careful evaluation of the job and the materials needed to do it safely and effectively view more
Financial Analysts Job Description
Investing has become more complex than ever. There are literally thousands of stocks, bonds and funds to choose from. That’s why advice from Financial Analysts is in great demand.
They do the research that helps investors make decisions.
The analyst examines a company’s financial records, its projections, even its competitors to get a handle on whether it’s a smart investment...or a risky one 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
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
Model Job Description
Modeling looks glamorous.
In reality, a model’s life can be very difficult.
In addition to keeping one’s skin and body in shape to meet the demands of fashion…you’re always looking for work! Because most modeling jobs only last one day. That’s why models depend on agents to find them work. In return, they turn over as much as 20 percent of their earnings.
Would-be models should be wary of schools, and agencies that promise a career for a fee view more
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Job Description
Also called risk managers, their job is to keep workplaces as accident-free as possible. They do this by looking for safer, healthier and more efficient ways of working.
Health and safety specialists analyze work environments to identify potential hazards. They use experience, historical data and other sources to identify patterns of injury or illness.
These specialists may conduct inspections to make sure companies comply with laws governing worker health and safety view more
Opticians, Dispensing Job Description
Dispensing and measuring opticians help people see, and look their best. Opticians help customers select eyewear that serves two needs: the eye doctor’s prescription and the customer’s self image. So a fashion sense is needed along with technical skill.
Opticians are trained to measure the client’s eyes so that the lenses are made to provide vision enhancement precisely suited to the individual view more
Rehabilitation Counselors Job Description
Life presents challenges for all of us. But for some, those challenges are made even more difficult by disability.
Helping people overcome disabilities is the job of Rehabilitation Counselors. They provide practical help and emotional support for clients who are struggling with the effects of illness, disease, birth defects, accidents, or the stress of daily life, and guide them back to productive lives view more
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operator
Water, water, everywhere: but it is safe to use?
Water & Waste Treatment Plant Operators treat water so it's safe to drink, while Waste Treatment Plant Operators remove pollutants and other harmful materials from wastewater, making it safe to return to the environment.
Water and Waste Treatment Plant Operators read gauges and meters and use computers to make sure that the equipment is operating properly view more