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+ Archaeologists Job Description
Finding and uncovering clues explaining the history of mankind. That’s the intriguing work of Archaeologists. The ruins of buildings, tools, pottery and other objects hold the answers to how people lived in the past. Archaeologists are the social scientists who study these objects to discover their significance. Many archaeologists specialize in a particular region of the world. They may travel to remote areas and live among the people they study > view more

+ Bakers, Manufacturing Job Description
The main difference between the baker at your local pastry shop and the baker at a large manufacturing firm is the environment in which they work. A local baker is likely to interact with co-workers and customers, and has a hands-on approach to the products. Manufacturing Bakers spend more time with machines, turning out the large quantities of baked goods found in grocery stores and other establishments > view more

+ Bridge and Lock Tenders Job Description
53-6011.00 Bridge and Lock Tenders- 198 Bridge and lock tenders help commercial and pleasure boats navigate inland waterways. Many boats are too tall to pass underneath certain bridges. It’s the bridge tender’s responsibility to go through the procedures and operate the machinery needed to safely open the bridge. This involves stopping traffic on the land, as well. Once the boat has passed through, the tender closes the bridge, making sure to correctly lock it back in place > 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

+ 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

+ Demonstrators and Product Promoters Job Description
When a product is sitting on the shelf, it’s easy not to notice it. The job of demonstrators and product promoters is to bring the product to a shopper’s attention. Demonstrators promote sales of a product to consumers. Product Promoters try to induce retail stores to sell particular products and market them effectively. They work in stores, on television and sometimes door-to-door, showing potential customers why a particular item is a must-have > view more

+ Driver/Sales Workers Job Description
From the bread to soft drinks to toothpaste, the products you find on the supermarket shelves have been placed there by one of the legions of driver-sales workers employed by nearly every company with a product to sell in a retail store. In some businesses, a salesperson persuades a store to buy the product, a driver delivers it, and the store owner has the items unpacked and placed on the shelves > view more

+ Fashion Designers Job Description
Do you love looking at clothes, and imagining outfits that you put together yourself? If you’re passionate and persistent you might have what it takes to be a professional. Fashion designers work in an exciting but fiercely competitive industry. They must be creative, imaginative, persistent, and able to communicate their ideas in writing, verbally and visually. Designers need to be open to new ideas and influences and quick to react to changing trends > view more

+ First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers
Competition among retail stores has never been fiercer. There are more stores than ever selling the identical products at identical prices, often within a few yards of each other. So where do people shop? Much of the time they pick the store with the most knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly sales people. Since retail sales worker supervisors and managers are directly responsible for a store's sales staff, that makes them very important employees indeed > 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

+ 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

+ 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

+ Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers Job Description
Jewelers and silversmiths combine artistry with patient, careful, exacting labor. Whether creating beautiful settings for tiny stones, or candlesticks and goblets, attention to detail is the hallmark of the art and science of this profession. One jeweler in three is self-employed. For those who make their own goods, skills include design, casting the metal, cutting and setting the stone, and polishing > view more

+ Licensed Private Investigators Job Description
Movies and TV can make private investigative or detective work look pretty glamorous -- but the modern PI is more a researcher than an action hero. Most often, licensed private investigators or detectives round up facts, not felons. Some investigators conduct private inquiries for clients, looking for missing persons or proof of infidelity. But far more people in this field work for stores, hotels, large agencies, or security and risk management companies > 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

+ Locksmiths and Safe Repairers Job Description
As long as human nature includes criminal activity, we’re going to need locks, keys and safes. That means there will be work for the trades people who perfect the precision skills necessary to become locksmiths and safe repairers. We depend on them to install locks and safes, and repair them when they break. We also depend on locksmiths to come and help, when we accidentally lock ourselves out of our car or home > view more

+ Manufacturing Job Description
Most of us depend on others to make the things we use, and the food we buy at the store. We look to manufacturers to produce the material goods we need to live. At every step of the production process, there are jobs in manufacturing. There are machines for making machines, and someone has to design them. Then those machines have to be operated, fed materials, and their products have to be finished—sometimes by hand-- packaged, marketed and delivered > view more

+ Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers Job Description
Store window displays can be as elaborate as a theatrical production. Or they can be straightforward presentations of what’s for sale—and for how much. But somebody has to put those things in the window! And that person is called a “window trimmer.” The goal is to catch the eye, and make merchandise look irresistible. It’s a job that requires creativity, the ability to work under pressure, and marketing skills—you need to understand what kind of shopper the store wants to attract > 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

+ Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners Job Description
Music may seem magical…but there’s a tremendous amount of hard work behind it. In addition to the training and practice of the musicians, a lot of credit for a fine performance goes to the people who keep the instruments in good condition. Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners might often focus on particular groups of instruments…specializing in pianos…or reed instruments…percussion…or brass > view more

+ Nursery Workers Job Description
People love plants. Shrubs provide privacy and reduce noise. Gardens add color and often attract butterflies and birds. But, whether you buy your plants at a home or garden center, a grocery store, or someplace else, they all come from plant nurseries. These are businesses that literally "nurse" seedlings in greenhouses until they can survive in the outside world. Nursery workers make this possible > 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

+ 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

+ Optometrists Job Description
Optometrists help people see better. They examine eyes to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases, and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. Optometrists are not physicians, but they do have extensive training. All states and the District of Columbia license optometrists, who are required to have a doctor of optometry degree from an accredited optometry school—which usually means a four year program after three years of undergraduate work > view more

+ Packers and Packagers, Hand Job Description
The modern industrial assembly line is a wonder to behold: bottles, boxes, jars, cans, and thousands of other products move by at a dizzying rate. But in many cases, they'd all wind up in a pile on the floor at the end of the line if it were not for hand packers and packagers. Some tasks simply cannot be automated. Therefore, many production lines still rely on human beings to visually inspect and manually pack or package their output > 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

+ Photographers Job Description
The subjects vary. And so does the equipment. Photography is a business in transition from the old ways, with 35-millimeter film developed in chemicals… …To the new digital imaging that is more immediate, and can be manipulated with computer software. Photography is an art form. But very few photographers who specialize in “fine art” make enough money to support themselves solely through their artwork > view more

+ Retail Salespersons Job Description
Forget what you've heard: money does not make the world go 'round. What makes the world spin on its axis is sales, And no one is more central to this process than a retail salesperson. A television commercial can bring a customer into a store, but only a real, live salesperson can close the deal. Retail salespeople are the frontline soldiers in any store, and as such, they are incredibly important > view more

+ Sewing Machine Operator Job Description
Sewing machine operators account for 70 percent of all apparel industry jobs. They manufacture, alter or repair their clients’ garments. This work in performed in a variety of settings, including factories, department stores, tailor and formal-wear shops, and even dry cleaners. Factory operators may specialize in clothing or in non-garment items like sheets, towels, or curtains. Most specialize in single operations, such as collars, bindings, or hems > 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

+ Skin Care Specialists Job Description
Skin care treatment is an increasingly important part of the beauty business. Also called estheticians, skin care specialists cleanse and beautify skin by giving facials, full body treatments, head and neck massage, and some kinds of hair removal—such as waxing or electrolysis. Not all skin care specialists provide all of these services; it depends where they work and how they’re trained and licensed > view more

+ Stock Clerks, Sales Floor Job Description
Companies, plants and stores use Stock Clerks to receive, sort, unpack, store and keep track of materials or products. Most stock clerks work in grocery and department stores. Stock clerks check deliveries against invoices for accuracy and for damages. The items are then organized, marked and placed into the inventory system. Bar code scanners and computers are often used to track the items > view more

+ Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers Job Description
Many steps come together to form the clothes on your back. Most styles have made their way down a factory assembly line, being cut, sewn, and pressed by many hands…followed by other garments made from the same pattern. But the most highly skilled of apparel workers, Custom Tailors and Sewers, master each phase of the apparel process to produce made-to-measure garments for their clients. Manual dexterity and good hand-eye coordination are essential qualities for success > view more

+ Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Job Description
If you feel you were "born to shop" -- you might enjoy doing it for a living. Wholesale and retail buyers purchase products and commodities for resale to consumers. They have two goals: to buy goods their company can sell at a profit, and to increase their company’s customer base. Buyers do their job well if they consistently choose merchandise customers like and consider a good value. Buyers fail when warehouses and store racks are left with unwanted inventory that has to be sold off at clearance prices > view more

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