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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 Trainers Job Description
People love animals -- and animals are even more lovable when they're well-trained. Professional animal trainers teach animals new behaviors… whether it's a complicated routine at a live animal show… a search and rescue operation… or simply training a puppy not to jump up onto visitors. Animals such as dogs, birds and monkeys have been trained to assist individuals who are deaf, blind or mobility-impaired > view more

+ 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

+ Biologists Job Description
If you enjoy developing scientific theories and devising tests to prove them, a career as a biological scientist could prove challenging and rewarding. Biological scientists study living organisms. They specialize in a particular area of biology, such as the study of animals: zoology, or the study of tiny organisms: microbiology. Their research can lead to improvements in medicines and the environment > view more

+ Child Care Workers Job Description
Nothing is more important than the proper nurturing of a child. And whether serving as a day care center employee, camp counselor, or teacher aide, nuturing is exactly what a child care worker does. Finger painting, show-and-tell, and group projects, are much more than just activities to keep kids busy. They help children develop communications skills, build self-confidence, and learn how to work with others > view more

+ Clergy Job Description
Clergy are the spiritual and religious leaders of their faith. They lead their congregations in prayer and teach and interpret religious traditions. Clergy organize religious services and officiate at special ceremonies such as weddings, baptisms, bar mitzvahs and funerals. They also visit the sick and dying and counsel and comfort people with family problems. As leaders of their faith, clergy should inspire confidence while being sensitive to the needs of others > view more

+ Coaches and Scouts Job Description
With more leisure time than ever, the fitness craze has created better opportunities for sports instructors and coaches. The main difference between the two occupations is that instructors demonstrate general skills and rules of a particular sport to an individual or group, while coaches work to prepare an individual or team for competition and continue to give instruction during the competition > 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

+ Directors, Religious Activities and Education
In all major religions, faith is usually handed down from generation to generation within families. NAT SOT – CONGREGATION PRAYING But children - and even adults - often require instruction beyond what parents tell them about their religion. So Directors of Religious Activities and Education are an important part of a congregation. They guide the teachers…who in turn guide the students. Much like a principal in a secular school, the director is responsible for overseeing the materials, activities and programs chosen to help people learn about their faith > view more

+ Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
A quality education can make a real difference in people’s lives. An educational administrator plays a critical role in setting educational goals and standards in the education system. An educational administrator provides leadership and day-to-day management of educational activities in schools, colleges, day-care centers, museums and even correctional institutions. They can be principals who interact with teachers, coaches, students and parents, or work in a broader capacity in a school board office or as a department head at a university > view more

+ Education Administrators, Postsecondary Job Description
A quality education can make a real difference in people’s lives. An educational administrator plays a critical role in setting educational goals and standards in the education system. An educational administrator provides leadership and day-to-day management of educational activities in schools, colleges, day-care centers, museums and even correctional institutions. They can be principals who interact with teachers, coaches, students and parents, or work in a broader capacity in a school board office or as a department head at a university > view more

+ Educational Teachers, Postsecondary Job Description
There are few careers more challenging and more rewarding than being a member of a college faculty. Teaching at a college or university means dedicating yourself to not just the pursuit of knowledge…but to passing on that knowledge. It requires the ability to plan course objectives, prepare instructional materials and evaluate the work done by students. In small groups or large lectures, being a faculty member demands strong communication skills > 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

+ Health Educators Job Description
People with good health often take it for granted. But a healthy lifestyle is something that most people need to work at. And that’s where Health Educators come in. They help people learn to take responsibility for their own well-being. Either one-on-one...or in groups... these professionals meet with clients... and assess their needs. They then develop a program or approach to address those needs > view more

+ Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Job Description
For a Licensed Practical Nurse, or L-P-N, helping people is the top priority. Overall, L-P-Ns provide physical and emotional care for the sick, injured and handicapped. Specific duties range from taking a patient’s blood pressure… to starting intravenous fluids… to assisting emergency room staff during operations. Because a patient’s well-being depends greatly on quality care from L-P-Ns, responsibility and emotional strength are pre-requisites for the job > 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

+ Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational
There are few careers more challenging and more rewarding than being a member of a college faculty. Teaching at a college or university means dedicating yourself to not just the pursuit of knowledge…but to passing on that knowledge. It requires the ability to plan course objectives, prepare instructional materials and evaluate the work done by students. In small groups or large lectures, being a faculty member demands strong communication skills > view more

+ Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Job Description
Learning simply for pleasure or for personal improvement is called “self enrichment.” It’s a fast growing field in education. The people who provide the instruction are called Self-Enrichment Teachers. Classes range from music or crafts…to courses on subjects like family budgeting, computer skills and scuba diving. In fact, there’s probably a self-enrichment class for just about any topic you can imagine > view more

+ Speech-Language Pathologists Job Description
Most of us take being able to speak for granted. When speech problems arise, we need the professional help of Speech-Language Pathologists. Sometimes called Speech Therapists, they diagnose and treat all kinds of speech disorders. For example, stuttering…hearing problems that affect speaking ability…speech difficulty caused by injury or illness, or mental problems that prevent understanding of words and sentences > 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

+ 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

+ Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary Job Description
As the demand for skilled labor increases, adult and vocational education teachers are needed to train entry-level job seekers and update the skills of experienced workers. These teachers provide instruction for occupations that do not require a college degree, such as x-ray technicians, auto mechanics, welders and cosmetologists. They also provide remedial education for school dropouts, or help students to prepare for attending a 4-year degree program > view more