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+ Accountants Job Description
If you have a knack for numbers, you might consider a career as an Accountant. Some Accountants work for private citizens, helping them file their taxes and giving advice on general financial matters. Other Accountants work for companies, either as outside consultants or as full-time employees. They handle the company’s financial records, overseeing budgets, payments, expenses and taxes. There are accountants that work for the government > view more

+ Air Traffic Controllers Job Description
At first it looks like a video game…but this is very much for real. Each number on the screen represents an aircraft…and the passengers’ lives depend on your careful, swift, decisive, constant instruction. Most Air traffic controllers are employed and trained by the federal government. The pay and benefits are excellent, but the stress is high. Whether you work in an airport control tower to make sure planes stay a safe distance apart on the ground, taking off and landing… a Terminal Area Control Facility or an enroute control center monitoring travel through invisible highways in the sky, you must speak clearly, work in a team, and be constantly on the alert > view more

+ Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors Job Description
When we think of air travel, we tend to think of people on the go. But there are plenty of other things that travel by plane. In fact, there are entire fleets of aircraft dedicated only to cargo operations. Aircraft cargo handling supervisors are responsible for making sure cargo is properly loaded and transported safely. They need to be experts in calculating the maximum amount of cargo the plane can carry > view more

+ Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
Aircraft pilots fly airplanes and helicopters to do everything from crop dusting to intercontinental travel to traffic reports for radio stations. Flight engineers assist the cockpit crew in some larger airplanes by monitoring and operating many of the instruments and systems, but computers are rapidly eliminating this position. Generally, jet pilots earn more than pilots of propeller-driven planes do > 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

+ 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

+ 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

+ Education and Training Job Description
The next generation of Americans is always on the horizon. People in education and training services guide young people forward to take their place in the world. It is a huge responsibility. Nothing less than the future of civilization depends on how well young people are trained. The best educators and coaches, librarians and administrators work not only to instill not only information—but also to inspire a love of learning, a desire to achieve, and an ethical approach to success > view more

+ Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Behind almost all successful business executives are executive secretaries. Sometimes called administrative assistants, these invaluable workers handle a variety of office activities that keep their employers' businesses running smoothly. While they usually possess excellent clerical and computer skills themselves, executive secretaries tend to delegate many of those duties to others. They are more likely to be reviewing correspondence and writing responses…preparing presentations…or conducting research for a report he or she is writing for the boss > 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

+ Financial Analysts Job Description
Investing has become more complex than ever. There are literally thousands of stocks, bonds and funds to choose from. That’s why advice from Financial Analysts is in great demand. They do the research that helps investors make decisions. The analyst examines a company’s financial records, its projections, even its competitors to get a handle on whether it’s a smart investment...or a risky one > view more

+ Financial Managers Job Description
Financial managers follow the money. Their titles and responsibilities vary, but almost every business relies on them working alone or as part of a team to protect the company’s bottom line. The skills involved in guiding the flow of money through a corporation are considered so vital to its success that these executives often attain the top ranks of company management. A Chief Financial Officer, or CFO, is usually a firm's top fiscal expert, formulating financial plans and policies and overseeing activities such as mergers and acquisitions, the preparation of reports and forecasts, and all financial and accounting functions > view more

+ Flight Attendants Job Description
It’s a job that looks glamorous on the outside, but on the inside there’s lots of hard work. Flight Attendants are important people: they are responsible for making sure safety regulations are observed onboard their aircraft. They instruct passengers in the use of equipment like seat belts and oxygen masks and they’re trained to help passengers evacuate in the event of an emergency landing. All of that comes on top of greeting passengers, helping them find their seats and stow their bags, serving meals, and coping with turbulence, airsickness—and occasionally with disruptive travelers > view more

+ Forest Fire Fighters Job Description
Forest firefighters battle blazes in forests and rangelands. These fires can grow to the size of a small country, threatening wildlife, as well as homes and businesses in their path As soon as flames are spotted, forest firefighting crews mobilize. They drive or fly to the fire scene with hand tools, chainsaws, pumps and hoses, and heavy earth-moving machinery. A basic principle in fighting forest fires is to create a gap, or firebreak, to stop the spread of the flames > 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

+ Human Resources Managers Job Description
Human Resource Managers are in the business of making positive connections. They’re employed by companies and government agencies to match people to jobs. That means these managers work both to attract qualified job candidates, and to keep them satisfied once they’re hired. So, they develop recruiting and training programs, personnel policies, and in larger companies they might oversee hiring and firing in several departments > 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

+ Interpreters and Translators Job Description
If you are fluent in more than one language, you might qualify to join an elite workforce: Interpreters and Translators are needed for work in business, government, the military, the media, social services, the judicial system, in travel and tourism—anywhere cultures intersect. Simply speaking a second language is not sufficient, however. Employers in these various fields look first for people with college degrees as foreign language majors > 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

+ Management Analysts Job Description
People running businesses can be so caught up in day-to-day decisions, that they can lose sight of the big picture. That’s where Management Analysts come in. They identify problems and offer solutions to help managers run their companies as efficiently and effectively as possible. For example, management analysts may look at how the company is organized. They may help set-up new systems. They also might prepare operations and procedures manuals—and train employees > 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

+ Mental Health Counselors Job Description
Mental Health Counselors help to make life better for people with mental or emotional problems. They start by listening, to find out what’s wrong. They’re trained to help people talk about a wide range of issues, from depression, to substance abuse and family tensions. In addition to advising their clients, Mental Health Counselors work closely with other specialists in their field. For example, a patient might need to see a psychiatrist, who can prescribe medication > view more

+ Model Job Description
Modeling looks glamorous. In reality, a model’s life can be very difficult. In addition to keeping one’s skin and body in shape to meet the demands of fashion…you’re always looking for work! Because most modeling jobs only last one day. That’s why models depend on agents to find them work. In return, they turn over as much as 20 percent of their earnings. Would-be models should be wary of schools, and agencies that promise a career for a fee > 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

+ Pilots on Water Vessels Job Description
Imagine driving a vehicle longer than 3 football fields. Then imagine trying to parallel park it. Pilots of water vessels meet that kind of challenge everyday, guiding enormous commercial ships and tankers safely from sea, to busy port, and back again. Unlike the captain and crew, who travel with their ship, the pilot is usually stationed at the port. When a ship needs to enter…or leave…the harbor, the pilot is sent aboard to safely navigate it through the local waterways > view more

+ Producers and Directors Job Description
A lot of work goes into the making of entertainment magic. That work is done by producers, directors, and actors. Most of the jobs they get are away from the bright lights of Broadway and Hollywood, in local theaters, television and radio studios, comedy clubs, circuses, even rodeos Actors entertain and communicate through their interpretation of dramatic roles. Many actors carve a career taking all kinds of parts, from pitching products in commercials to leading roles in a play > 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

+ Purchasing Managers Job Description
The smart shoppers of the business world are its purchasing managers. They plan and direct a company's purchasing activities, making sure buyers and purchasing agents get the best goods and services at the lowest price. They also ensure that the materials are bought in the right amounts and are on hand when they're needed. That keeps the flow of work on schedule and production lines humming. Purchasing managers often coordinate the work of a staff of buyers and agents, offering guidance and stepping in for the more complicated negotiations > view more

+ Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
No matter how sophisticated modern rail travel can be…the trains still run on rails. So there are still jobs for rail track layers, just as there were in the early days when the railroads opened up America’s west. They go wherever on the system they’re needed, from the rail yard…to an underground tunnel down the line. The rails may also be in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits and mines > view more

+ Sales Managers Job Description
Any company with a product to sell needs a talented sales force. The person who directs and coordinates that sales force is the sales manager. From hiring and training, to day-to-day supervision, the manager works closely with every member of the sales team. He or she must be a leader, able to inspire and motivate. As former salespeople themselves, they've usually advanced to management by demonstrating not only superior sales skills, but also a knack for problem-solving and the ability to get along with co-workers > view more

+ Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
Everyday we pick up the phone, or turn on the television set and expect to have perfect service 24 hours per day. These services come to you through a system of wires and cables, which telephone and cable TV installers and repairers construct and maintain. Line installers place cable or phone lines underground, or on poles or towers. They also connect wiring inside your home or office, making sure the signal reaches your phone or television set > view more

+ Travel Clerks Job Description
Most travel clerks work for automobile clubs. Others are employed by large companies, hotels, and government agencies. Their primary task is figuring out the fastest, least expensive route from Point A to Point B. And then, once the client has approved, "making it all happen." That can mean making airline, hotel, rental car, and restaurant reservations—or arranging for visas and assembling customized road maps > view more

+ Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
Organized athletic events create exciting moments for fans across many sports. Coaches and umpires, on the other hand, monitor the athletes’ performance. Coaches work with a single team or individual, instructing them in the best ways to compete in their specific sport. The umpires, sometimes known as referees or officials, observe the competition and enforce the rules and decide disputes between competitors > view more

+ Veterinarians Job Description
Veterinarians are doctors who diagnose and treat illnesses in animals and protect the public from animal diseases. Most vets are in private practice and treat small pets, like dogs, cats and birds. Other vets treat large animals like horses, cows and pigs. Some veterinarians care for zoo, aquarium or laboratory animals. Veterinarians also work for government agencies as Veterinary Inspectors > view more

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