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+ Bakers, Bread and Pastry Job Description
The smell of just baked bread, rolls and muffins or the taste of a fresh pastry is hard to resist. Bakers measure and mix ingredients according to recipes, bake the dough in ovens and decorate and finish the final products. Large commercial bakeries and bakeries in hotels and restaurants may turn out thousands of items daily, while neighborhood and supermarket bakeries turn out smaller quantities, just enough to supply their local customers > view more

+ Bindery Workers Job Description
It’s been said that a book is like a ship that can carry you to faraway places. And like a ship, a book needs to be carefully assembled. This is the job of bindery workers. They take loose printed pages…and bind them together into magazines or books. To accomplish this task, bindery workers might use a wide array of equipment, such as machines that cut, fold, trim, staple, stitch or glue > 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

+ Chefs and Head Cooks Job Description
Though some people think the words "chef" and "cook" mean the same thing, in the restaurant world, there's a big difference. Chefs are more highly skilled and better trained than most cooks, and have more responsibility for designing the meals that make a restaurant's reputation. But it's not all about the food. This job requires good organizational and management skills. Sometimes called a head cook, the chef supervises the entire kitchen staff and keeps track of supplies and schedules > 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

+ Commercial Divers Job Description
We usually don’t see them, but below the surface of oceans, lakes and rivers, Commercial Divers are doing a lot of important work. Divers are used to inspect and patch the hulls of ships. They’re specially trained in how to attach cables to sunken objects so they can be hoisted to the surface without damage. Divers help install pilings for construction projects…check underwater pipes and cables for breaks…and they maintain underwater machinery such as pumps > view more

+ Computer Operators Job Description
Nowadays most of us think of computers as the small machines that sit on a desk. But long before personal computers became popular, computer operators were needed to handle the huge computers that helped run big business. Many companies and government agencies still rely on large computers, called mainframes, or on groups of linked minicomputers. Computer operators oversee the operation of these machines, as well as networks of personal computers > view more

+ Dental Laboratory Technicians Job Description
Dental laboratory technicians design and create crowns, bridges, dentures, and other prosthetics that are customized to a specific patient’s mouth. Using molds supplied by dentists, these technicians shape wax teeth that will be used as a model to cast a metal framework for the prosthetic device. They then apply layers of porcelain to the metal to create an exact replica of the patient’s original tooth or teeth > 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

+ 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

+ Foresters Job Description
Healthy forests provide us with clean air and water, abundant wildlife, and natural beauty we can all enjoy. They also supply the paper and wood products we use everyday. A forester is a professional trained in the art and science of managing this vital resource. Foresters are outdoors a great deal. Typical duties include measuring trees and supervising timber harvests. Foresters look for signs of insects and disease > view more

+ Gas Plant Operators Job Description
Gas is a product of nature. But it takes a lot of technology to extract gas from nature, and to distribute it for use in industry and homes. Gas Plant Operators are responsible for performing these tasks safely and efficiently. For example, they’re in charge of complex equipment that extracts nitrogen and oxygen from the air. Or they might be in a plant that liquefies, compresses, or re-gasifies natural gas > view more

+ Hospitality and Tourism Job Description
Recreation and celebration in America is big business! Just about everyone likes to play and party, and for every form of fun, there is work to be done! From baking special cakes, to managing betting at a casino, there are many ways to make a living in the field of hospitality and tourism. Many jobs in this field do not require more than a high school degree. Training is supplied on the job for such positions as janitors and cleaners, bakers and food preparation workers, bartenders and amusement and recreation attendants > view more

+ Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers Job Description
A multitude of fabrics makes up the fashion scene today. Synthetics like nylon and spandex, natural cottons, linen silk and wool, leather, suede and furs…all have one thing in common. Sooner or later, they must be cleaned! That’s what provides an endless supply of customers for laundry and dry-cleaning workers. To stay in business, establishments that provide laundry and dry-cleaning services must train employees to treat each fabric with care > 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

+ Medical Assistants Job Description
Medical assistants are essential in keeping medical establishments organized and running smoothly. They must be organized individuals who can do several tasks at once and handle a large amount of detailed, important paperwork. If you are interested in this profession, you must work well with your hands, since duties can include the disposal of contaminated supplies or the sterilization of medical instruments > view more

+ Nuclear Engineers Job Description
Tremendous energy Is trapped in the nucleus of a tiny atom. Harnessing that energy is the work of nuclear engineers. They search for efficient ways to capture the bursts of energy from a disintegrating atom, and put it to use. Nuclear engineers can be found developing numerous applications for nuclear energy… including power plants for consumer heat and electricity… methods for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, preservation of food supplies, or sterilization of medical instruments… and systems to power ships and spacecraft… Nuclear engineers also make sure the atom’s awesome power is used safely and that nuclear waste is disposed of safely > 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

+ Personnel Recruiters Job Description
The single most important factor in the success of any enterprise is its employees. That's why personnel managers or "human resource" specialists are so essential in most large organizations: they're the ones responsible for recruiting, hiring, and managing the benefits of a firm's employees. It's not uncommon for a personnel manager to oversee several departments, including employment and recruiting, compensation, benefits administration, training, and employee relations > view more

+ Petroleum Engineers Job Description
The world’s demand for oil and natural gas is unceasing. To find new supplies of these vital resources, we depend on petroleum engineers. They search the world for reservoirs containing oil or natural gas, and work with geologists and other specialists to extract it. This is not a simple matter of plunging a drill into the ground. First, the team develops a map of the underground, and devises a drilling method, designing equipment and processes for that particular target—whether it be under a mountain, under a desert, or under the ocean > view more

+ Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers Job Description
An oil refinery is a type of factory where crude oil is broken down into various components, and then recombined into new products…such as gasoline and jet fuel. A team of refinery technicians oversees this process. Refinery operators direct and control the continuous processes in petroleum refining. They're alert to any glitches in the system that might require immediate repairs to avoid damage to the quality and quantity of the product > view more

+ Pharmacy Aides Job Description
A pharmacy is literally a lifeline for the community it serves. This is where people come to obtain the medicine and equipment their health care professionals have prescribed. While prescriptions must, by law, be filled by a licensed pharmacist, pharmacy aides keep the operation running smoothly. Applicants for these positions usually need a high school degree—and a record clean of drug or substance abuse > view more

+ Postmasters and Mail Superintendents Job Description
The U.S. Postal Service handles more mail than any other postal service in the world. That makes the typical post office a very busy place. Making sure that everything is operating properly is the responsibility of Postmasters and Superintendents. These senior managers oversee all aspects of the post office. From the mechanical systems that move the mail… …to the personnel that comprise the staff, this is a career that requires solid business, management and interpersonal skills > view more

+ Power Plant Operators Job Description
We're so used to a reliable supply of electricity for our everyday needs, that it can come as a shock when it's suddenly not there. Power plant operators keep us plugged in. These workers control the machinery that generates electricity. They monitor the function of key power plant equipment, such as boilers, turbines and generators. They direct the output of the system to meet constantly changing demands for power > view more

+ Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products
Imagine being paid to shop all day! Purchasers and buyers find the best possible goods at the lowest price for their firms. The successful ones increase company profits and their own salaries. In general, purchasers buy goods and services for company use; buyers acquire items for resale. Buyers and purchasing agents decide which vendor offers the best goods or services, negotiate the price, award the contract, and see that the correct amount is received on time > 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

+ Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers Job Description
Welders cut, gouge, finish, and--most importantly--join pieces of metal. Any kind of metal: steel, cast iron, bronze, aluminum, or whatever else the job involves. Welders do their work by literally melting the edges of the metal pieces, forcing the materials to flow together, and then letting them cool to form a solid bond. Often a metal welding rod is melted as part of the process to supply the additional material needed to complete the weld > view more

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