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+ Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers
Everyday we’re surrounded by signs and written information. Now imagine not being able to read. For too many Americans, that nightmare is a reality. That’s why Adult Literacy teachers are so important. They help people who never learned to read…to read. They also teach English as a second language courses. Another group in need are those who never graduated from high school. Without a high school diploma, many job opportunities are out of reach for them > view more

+ 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

+ Animal Breeders Job Description
From the fastest racehorse...to the cat recognized as best in show...it often takes more than just Mother Nature to create an animal with superior qualities. Animal Breeders use their knowledge of genetics and animal science to produce animals with specifically desired traits. Man has been selectively raising animals for thousands of years. But what was originally done by trial and error...is now governed by precise scientific principles > view more

+ Archivists Job Description
From a turn-of-the-century love letter…to an old map that settles a modern property dispute, important records of the past are collected and preserved in archives. They are organized and cared for by archivists. Archivists patiently sort historically valuable paper, film and electronic records, deciding what's worth keeping and what’s not. The work may require researching the items to verify their origin and value > view more

+ Astronomers Job Description
Space may be the final frontier, but it’s been studied since the dawn of civilization. And while early man could only stargaze with unaided eyes, astronomers today use extremely sophisticated equipment to examine the universe. From giant telescopes here on the earth…to unmanned probes traveling millions of miles into deep space…information is collected and interpreted. Often with the use of computers > 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

+ Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators Job Description
Ever wonder how lipstick is made? How about house paint, detergent, gasoline, or plastic? Chemicals are key ingredients in most industrial and consumer goods, and Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators play an important role in their production. These workers monitor the flow and mix ratios of chemicals through production equipment such as catalytic converters, saturator tanks, and fermentation chambers > view more

+ Chemical Plant and System Operators Job Description
Whether the product is photographic film, pesticides, prescription drugs, or food, the chances are that it uses one of the 50,000 different chemical substances manufactured by workers in the chemical industries. Operating from a control booth, chemical plant and systems operators use gauges and computer readouts to monitor and control the entire production process. They make sure that chemicals are mixed in the correct ratios, and that reaction rates, temperatures, and many other variables are on target > 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 Science Teachers, Postsecondary Job Description
Computer skills are an asset for almost any career. That fact fills the seats in computer science classes every semester at vocational and technical schools, colleges and universities. People on the leading edge of computer technology are as prized on campus as they are in the corporate world. As in other fields of study, computer science instructors teach classes and do research. They often specialize their courses in a particular area, like computer engineering, programming, or information systems theory > view more

+ Computer Systems Analysts Job Description
Most businesses and organizations rely on computers to keep things running smoothly. That’s why Computer Systems Analysts are some of the most valued employees in companies today. Sometimes called Systems Architects, these Analysts design the computer system that best meets an individual company’s needs. This may involve upgrading an existing system…or creating a new system from the ground up > view more

+ Conservation Officer / Fish and Game Wardens Job Description
Just as city police officers protect people…fish and game wardens protect wildlife. In some states, they’re called Conservation Officers. They enforce laws and regulations designed to conserve fish and animal populations. They patrol their assigned areas by car, boat, airplane, horse or on foot. As officers of the law, Fish and Game Wardens, or Conservation Officers, carry weapons and are trained by the local, state or federal agency that employs them > view more

+ Desktop Publishers Job Description
Many print materials that used to take an entire team and lots of equipment to produce…can now be created by one person at a computer. Called Desktop Publishers, they are revolutionizing the printing industry. From books…to newspapers…to brochures and even business cards, new software technologies are making it easier for tasks to be accomplished with a mouse and keyboard. A desktop publisher writes and edits text, designs graphics and develops layouts > view more

+ Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Job Description
Using sound to see…that’s the short way to explain the science of sonography. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers use special equipment to direct safe, high frequency sound waves towards a particular part of the body. The echoes of those waves are collected and turned into moving images. The sonographer is trained to select particular images, and record them for a physician to use in making a diagnosis, or in monitoring a medical condition, such as pregnancy > view more

+ Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health Job Description
There is a price any society pays for progress. Often, that price is measured in damage to our environment or the public health. Environmental Scientists and Specialists, including health specialists, try to stop the damage. These specialists investigate what’s causing the pollution or health hazard. They may perform laboratory and field tests to monitor environmental resources and determine the contaminants and sources of pollution > view more

+ First-Line Supervisors / Managers of construction
Building a new high rise, shopping mall or factory is a complicated effort. Construction Managers supervise these projects, make decisions about daily operations and keep costs within budget. Construction managers represent the building owner or developer and coordinate the entire construction process. They decide on construction methodsthe number of workers needed, hire contractors and setupschedules and do cost estimates > view more

+ Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (Update)
Classes at health clubs and exercise studios are one of the ways people get -- and stay -- physically fit. These programs are designed and led by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors. They demonstrate correct exercise form and the proper use of equipment. These teachers also instruct students on weight-training, flexibility, aerobics and other workout modes, often developing programs for people with special goals or requirements > 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

+ Funeral Directors Job Description
Funeral Directors provide an important service for our society. Also called morticians and undertakers, they handle both the practical details of death, and the emotional needs of a family. They help make a difficult time easier, from arranging for the removal of remains from a home or hospital, to helping a family decide what kind of service to have, writing obituary notices, working with clergy, notifying government agencies, and arranging burial or cremation > view more

+ Geographic Information Specialists Job Description
Technology has created a new kind of analyst: the geographic information specialist. GIS stands for geographic information systems. It uses computers to store, interpret and display a vast variety of data identified by location. But it goes well beyond maps and pictures. A GIS database contains layers of information. The layers can be combined into different models , so that we can instantly see the effects new information might have on an area > view more

+ Help Desk Technician Job Description
In many companies, one job title represents a person who is almost always welcomed with a sigh of relief or an urgent question: the help desk technician. It’s a title that didn’t exist before the computing era made modern offices and small businesses dependent upon the person who can make the computers function. Even though there is “HELP” available within computer software, it’s much more comforting—and efficient—to have a human available to help resolve a problem, fix a glitch, or simply teach the best way to use a program > 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

+ Industrial Engineers Job Description
Finding the most effective way to produce a product or service is the job of an Industrial Engineer. They are the bridge between management goals and operational performance. They solve problems by combining production resources: people, machines, materials, information and energy. They use mathematical techniques, expert computer systems, cost analysis, financial planning, quality control and complex distribution plans to improve profits > 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

+ Landscape Architects Job Description
It takes planning, engineering, government permits, money and teamwork to erect a building. The same is true of parklands, golf courses, college campuses, public spaces, bike trails, and even the verge of an expressway. A landscape architect creates planned green space. To do so, he or she must possess imagination, artistic talent, practical skills and a thorough knowledge of ecology, plant and soil science > view more

+ Legislator Job Description
In a Democracy, citizens look to elected officials to create or change laws and provide funding for essential services, such as education and roads. Legislators may serve on a city council or town commission; in a state house or senate; or in the United States Congress. They introduce, examine, and vote on bills that determine how taxpayers’ money will be spent, and what laws will govern their community > view more

+ Librarians Job Description
Librarians help people find the books or information they need for business, academic or leisure purposes. Books, CDs, the Internet, and databases are just some of the Librarian’s tools. Librarians must be familiar with today’s sophisticated information and research sources and still be able to help a young reader find a new picture book. They must possess first hand knowledge of all the materials in the library, from catalogs and periodicals to reference books, best sellers and literary classics > view more

+ Market Research Analysts Job Description
Every business needs to know who their customers are…and what they want. Market Research Analysts provide that information. When a new product is being developed, they consider its potential sales—and the competition. They may design telephone, personal or mail interview surveys to assess consumer preferences. For all kinds of services and products, from political parties to cleaning fluids, Market Research Analysts make phone calls, mail surveys, conduct interviews in stores and on the street > view more

+ Mechanical Drafters Job Description
Mechanical Drafters draw for a living. But they create a different kind of picture than the typical artist. Before intricate equipment like cars or factory machines are built, Mechanical Drafters design objects and make blueprints showing how the equipment will be manufactured and assembled. As part of the process, they may use a computer-aided design and drafting system. Called CADD, these highly specialized computers systems help create guidelines showing technical details from every angle > 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

+ 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

+ Nonfarm Animal Caretakers Job Description
A love of animals is just the beginning. If you wish to pursue a career as an animal caretaker, you must care enough about creatures to carry you through the difficulties of coping with a wide variety of chores and needs. Veterinary assistants in animal hospitals and clinics are trained to prepare the animals for surgery, and to clean them, and their cages. You cannot be squeamish about cleaning wounds and incisions, or coping with messes > view more

+ Nuclear Technicians Job Description
Nuclear technology is a new field, but it already has a wide range of applications. So Nuclear technicians work in a variety of places, for the military…the government…public utilities…private companies…universities and hospitals. Some have four year science and math degrees, others have two years of specialized training, earning an associates degree in applied science. On the job, nuclear technicians operate nuclear test and research equipment, monitor radiation, or assist nuclear engineers and physicists in research > view more

+ Operations Research Analysts Job Description
Making a management decision requires hard data along with wisdom and leadership. That information is supplied by operations research analysts. Operations research is also called management science, and that’s what it is: the science of making decisions and solving problems. It is a field that combines quantitative analysis—mathematical models—with strategic thinking. The goal is improved performance > view more

+ Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Job Description
In between the health care specialist who examines the eyes and writes a prescription for a lens…and the eyeglass store where a suitable frame is selected, is a technician with a very important role. A precision optical goods worker makes the lenses to fit the prescription and prepares the frames to hold them. He or she might also be called an ophthalmic laboratory technician, manufacturing optician or optical mechanic > view more

+ Pharmacists Job Description
When a prescription is written for a drug or treatment, the next step for the patient is usually a visit to the pharmacist. And while for most people, that often means going to the local drug store, hospitals and community clinics have pharmacies as well. Typically, pharmacists spend most of the day standing at a counter, dispensing medication. They may also compound the medication, though this is now a much smaller part of a pharmacist’s practice > view more

+ Plant Scientists Job Description
Plant scientists work from the ground, up -- to make farming more productive. They can specialize in one of several areas of study. Agronomists and crop scientists look for ways to get more out of each plant, even how to boost nutritional value and seed output. Some are experts in the breeding and physiology of plants, and use genetic engineering to enhance Mother Nature. They work in the lab and the greenhouse, genetically altering plants to achieve specific traits… perhaps sprout more quickly… or adapt to certain types of soil or climates… or use less water > view more

+ Surveying Technicans Job Description
We are constantly changing the face of the earth… digging, building, re-routing. No major construction project can proceed without the information gathered and interpreted by surveying technicians. Often called "instrument people," they are hands-on members of the survey party that measures and locates natural and man-made features above and below ground. Working under the direction of a licensed surveyor, technicians, set up, adjust, and operate precision instruments > 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

+ Traffic Technician Job Description
There’s a lot more to traffic than “stop” and “go.” To keep motorists moving, Traffic Technicians perform many complex tasks. They might set the length of time a light stays “red…” Count the number of trucks using a particular bridge… Make sure a road crew is protected and well marked… Or analyze accident reports to determine if a highway interchange is too dangerous… Those are just a few examples, of the work that goes into enhancing safety and the smooth flow of traffic > view more

+ Webmaster Job Description
A webmaster manages a company’s presence on the World Wide Web—its face on the Internet. While new software makes it possible for almost anyone to create a website, a fully operational business web address requires a great deal of expertise to design and maintain. That’s because an effective website is interactive. It invites people to provide information, sends information, products, and services in response, takes orders and processes payments > view more

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