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+ Assemblers, Precision Job Description
While many manufacturing jobs have been automated, there are still many processes that may require manual assembly. And that’s the job of precision assemblers. These skilled workers build intricate products from manufactured parts or subassemblies -- ranging from electrical appliances and computers, to turbines, airplanes and cars. Precision assemblers must be able to do accurate work at a fast pace > view more

+ Athletic Trainers Job Description
One of the key players on any sports team never takes the field -- the athletic trainer. This member of the team keeps players in top shape. The most important part of the job is helping athletes prevent and recover from sports injuries. Working closely with team doctors, trainers wrap injuries and supervise physical therapy. Athletic trainers study practice sessions, and provide individualized exercise routines for athletes to improve their performance > view more

+ Butchers and Meat Cutters Job Description
Butchers and Meatcutters work in supermarkets and small retail shops. They cut large animal carcasses into serving sized cuts like roasts, chops and steaks, which are sold to customers. In addition, butchers often make special orders for customers, especially around the holidays. Butchers use tools like band saws, cleavers, knives and grinders. These tools can be dangerous, and can cause serious injuries if not used properly > view more

+ Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment Job Description
A job as vehicle washer is not hard to get, so long as you meet some physical requirements. You have to be strong. You have to be willing to work hard for long hours—and low pay. You have to be able to lift and carry heavy objects, to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in awkward positions. You might need to wear safety clothing to protect yourself from chemicals. But what you’ll get at the end of the line, in addition to a clean vehicle, or piece of equipment, is experience and a record of on the job performance > view more

+ Concierges Job Description
In a hotel, apartment or office building, a person with the title concierge helps ease the way for visitors and residents in many ways. The concierge may take messages, arrange transportation, or process requests for housekeeping and maintenance. In some areas, the concierge is the person to see for tickets for a sporting event, or show. It’s a crucial position for the management of the building or hotel, because the concierge can make people feel good…or bad…about the establishment > view more

+ Data Entry and Information Procesing Workers
Our world is overflowing with numbers and information. Now that most businesses and institutions store that data in computers, we need an army of people to put the information into the system …and get it out again. That’s the job of Data Entry and Information Processing Workers. They often learn their skills in high school, or through career school courses. Once hired, employers also provide training on particular systems > view more

+ Environmental Engineering Technicians Job Description
Pollution is a major problem in today’s world. But we can breathe a little easier if Environmental Engineering Technicians are on the job. Working with environmental engineers and scientists, these technicians test the air, water and soil for pollution. This involves setting up and monitoring sophisticated equipment. If findings indicate that pollution levels need to be further investigated, these technicians become environmental detectives > 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

+ Film Laboratory Technician Job Description
Before motion picture footage can be edited into a film, it has to be processed, prepped, transferred and digitized into an editing system. Film laboratory technicians process and prep the film for that transfer. These workers are involved in many tasks in a film processing facility, and may specialize. While it helps to have a discerning eye, some lab techs rely more on their sense of touch -- working comfortably and accurately in complete darkness! In order to show you this, we're simulating the procedures with the lights on > view more

+ Food Service Managers Job Description
Food service managers are not only responsible for putting food on the table at colleges, large restaurants, and institutions; they're also responsible for the preparation of how the table is to be set up, as well as for the preparation of the server who takes the order and delivers the meal. In fact, food service managers do everything that restaurant owners do but on a much larger scale: they confer with chefs and cooks regarding the items on the day's menu, the size of the portions, and the price to be charged; they keep a sharp eye out for waste; and they do their best to maximize profitability without sacrificing quality > view more

+ Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers
Glass making is an art…a science...and an industry. Glass blowers are skilled in a craft that takes strength, steady hands and care. A glass tube is heated to the melting point, then breath or compressed air is used to give the tube shape. The blower uses special tools to manipulate this molten glass into the intended form. Glass blowers may learn the job as an apprentice to a master glass blower > view more

+ Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products Job Descriptions
Have you ever wondered who decides that an egg is “Grade A” …or that a cut of beef is “Prime”? Consumers rely on the professional judgment of Agricultural Graders and Sorters. They determine what’s best, what’s second best…and what’s unacceptable. Graders and sorters examine agricultural products and unprocessed foods headed for market. They rate them according to size, weight, appearance and condition > view more

+ Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks Job Description
The desk clerk is usually the first person a guest encounters when checking into a hotel or motel. So, in addition to performing specific duties, the desk clerk has the responsibility of making a great first impression. It is important to be able to quickly and efficiently follow the steps needed to get a guest checked in. Being knowledgeable about checkout times, hotel services, and local attractions is essential > 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

+ Industrial Machinery Mechanics Job Description
Industrial machinery is production machinery. This means at least two things: first, the machine is located in a plant of some sort and, second, when it breaks down, getting it running again quickly is essential. A broken machine can stop an entire assembly line, costing a company a huge amount of money in lost production time. That's why industrial machinery mechanics are so vital. It's also why these professionals spend so much of their time doing preventive maintenance > view more

+ Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
Certain situations require that we change…or temporarily store…our street clothes while away from home. That’s why we need locker room, coatroom and dressing room attendants. Locker room attendants perform varied tasks in athletic facilities. They assign lockers and rent footwear or other gear. They answer members' questions and explain how equipment is used. They're often responsible for cleaning and maintaining the locker room, including restocking supplies > 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

+ Meeting and Convention Planners Job Description
Do you love to plan events—from parties to conferences? If you have a head for details and the willingness to cope with a fair amount of stress, you might consider a career as a meeting and convention planner. When companies and organizations get together, someone has to work out all the arrangements, from lining up speakers, to booking hotel rooms, caterers, making sure transportation, audio-visuals and entertainment are provided, even lining up sponsors and goody-bags for people to take home > view more

+ Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Job Description
The backbone of the medical profession is the nursing staff. The college-level courses that prepare student nurses for their career are taught by post-secondary nursing instructors and teachers. Teaching takes place both in the traditional classroom setting, where students learn the basics of patient care… …and in the clinical units of hospitals, where instructors can present hands-on demonstrations > 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

+ Shampooers Job Description
A little luxury millions of people indulge in, every week, is having a shampoo in a barber shop, nursing home or beauty salon. Providing this service is the work of a shampooer. In small barber shops and beauty salons, the cosmetologist or barber might shampoo and treat their customers’ hair in preparation for styling. But in larger barber and beauty businesses, including those in hotels and department stores, this is a separate position, with entry level pay > view more

+ Surgeons Job Description
Repairing injuries… preventing disease… even transplanting organs: surgeons are literally on the “cutting edge” of medicine. Unless it’s an emergency situation, the surgeon meets with the patient and listens to the problem. The doctor does an examination and considers medical history, lab work and other possible treatments before deciding on the need for surgery. Possessing that famous "good bedside manner" can help in explaining the diagnosis, the risks of the operation, and the patient's responsibilities before and after the procedure > view more

+ Surgical Technologists Job Description
Surgical technologists and technicians are indispensable members of the modern medical community. They are needed to help set up the operating room, sterilizing and setting out the necessary surgical instruments, making sure equipment is working properly. They may also prepare patients for a procedure, by shaving and cleaning incision sites. The job also can involve transporting patients to the operating room and covering them with sterile “drapes” > view more

+ Teacher Assistants Job Description
While it can be enormously rewarding to help a child learn, the teaching job is also exhausting, difficult and stressful. Teacher assistants, often called teacher aides, can help relieve some of the pressure teachers face in the classroom. They handle tasks that allow the teacher more time for lesson planning and teaching. Teacher assistants may correct or grade papers… prepare visual aids to enhance the lesson… supervise students in the cafeteria, schoolyard, or on field trips… or tutor students > view more

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