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+ Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment Job Description
A job as vehicle washer is not hard to get, so long as you meet some physical requirements. You have to be strong. You have to be willing to work hard for long hours—and low pay. You have to be able to lift and carry heavy objects, to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in awkward positions. You might need to wear safety clothing to protect yourself from chemicals. But what you’ll get at the end of the line, in addition to a clean vehicle, or piece of equipment, is experience and a record of on the job performance > view more

+ Computer Software Engineers Job Description
Now that so many of us have computers, we tend to take them for granted. We turn them on and expect them to do work perfectly. But without computer software engineers we’d be staring at empty screens. Most of these engineers are driven by an eager desire to learn what makes the box come to life—and ideas for expanding the machine’s reach. Basically, software is to computers what programs are to television > view more

+ Dietetic Technicians Job Description
There’s an expression – “you are what you eat.” And that’s certainly true when it comes to good nutrition. Dietetic Technicians help to make the important connection between food and health. At hospitals, they assist in planning meals that meet the needs of individual patients. They might also work for schools and corporations, developing food selections for the cafeteria. In every case, they rely on guidelines established by the government and medical experts > 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

+ Epidemiologists Job Description
Epidemiologists are like medical detectives--they work to determine who gets diseases, and why. They train through four years of college, and an additional two to four years of master’s degree or doctoral studies. They may specialize in an area such as environmental epidemiology, which looks at the connection between environmental exposure and disease. Most epidemiologists work for federal, state or local government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control or a local health department > 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

+ Loan Counselors Job Description
Financial institutions “rent” money in the form of loans. If they don’t make any loans, they don’t make any profit. That makes loan officers very important employees, because they’re the ones who work with customers to assemble and analyze the information needed to determine how much someone can borrow. There are set financial formulas, to be sure. But loan officers who specialize in “commercial” lending, or loans to businesses, must also know a lot about the businesses their customers are in > view more

+ Loan Interviewers and Clerks Job Description
Whether applying for a credit card…or a home mortgage, you need to go through an approval process. And that’s where Loan Interviewers and Clerks come in. They play a vital role in helping lending institutions determine if you are a good …or bad credit risk. They do this by examining your credit history. The first step is often interviewing the loan applicant…either in person or on the phone. Speaking clearly, listening carefully and taking accurate notes are essential qualities > view more

+ Machinists Job Description
Machinists make things. They mount steel billets, brass rods, and other metal stock onto lathes, drill presses, and milling machines and use their skills and tools to shape them into a part that will be used in some other machine. Some machinists produce large quantities of a single part, but most produce small numbers of one-of-a-kind components. Every job is unique, requiring the machinist to draw on his or her knowledge of different metals and how they behave when shaped > view more

+ Music Directors Job Description
Making an assortment of sounds into beautiful music takes the special skills of Music Directors. The audience most often sees these directors in the role of conductor during an instrumental…or vocal performance. However, the work starts long before opening night. Conductors run auditions to choose the best musicians for a symphony orchestra or band. And they decide what music will be performed > view more

+ Public Relations Managers Job Description
Public Relations…or PR…is an important part of any business, government agency or non-profit organization. It’s the job of Public Relations Managers to help protect the organization’s reputation and image. Often they act as the liaison between the organization and the public and news media. PR managers write press releases and set-up events that the press is invited to attend. In times of crisis, these managers are called upon to explain the company’s side of the issue > view more

+ Public Relations Specialists Job Description
Telling the world about a business, product, cause, candidate, organization or institution is the work of Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers. . A public relations specialist can provide strategic advice about how to get the word out, and about how policies might impact consumers, voters, shareholders, fundraisers, and other people the client needs to reach. To do that job effectively, the specialist maintains contacts with the news media, and organizations that are important in a particular field > view more

+ Radio and Television Announcers Job Description
Getting paid to talk is not as simple as it sounds. Whether voicing an advertisement… anchoring a TV newscast … or hosting a radio show…. announcers call on an array of skills. For example, you need acting talent to record voice-overs in films and commercials, because though you’re not seen on camera, you’re still playing a role. Disc Jockeys are entertainers who play scheduled music and commercials between jokes, interviews and topical information > view more

+ Reporters and Correspondents Job Description
A reporter's job can feel different every day. Breaking news sets reporters at the scene of a fresh drama on every assignment. Publications, news programs and even the Internet rely on information gathered by reporters and correspondents. Some cover a specific beat or specialty… others pursue different stories every day as general assignment reporters. All go to the spot where the news is happening and assemble the facts for the news story > 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

+ Survey Researchers Job Description
One of the freedoms that Americans cherish – is the right to express an opinion. The people responsible for gathering many of those opinions are Survey Researchers. These researchers create questionnaires designed for specific purposes. For example, clients may want to find out what people think about certain products… services…or even political issues. The next step is to get the public to respond to the questionnaire > view more

+ Technical Writers Job Description
Technical writers create the materials that explain how to operate or assemble everything from complex machinery to children’s toys. Like reporters and journalists, technical writers use the Internet, libraries, and interviews with experts to do their research. Then, like fiction writers, they use their imagination and creativity to find the best way to explain or describe what they’ve learned > view more

+ Writers and Authors Job Description
The number of words produced by writers and editors each day is staggering. Newspapers, magazines, and books are only the most obvious examples. There are also the catalogs that arrive in your mailbox, the words that appear on everything from aspirin bottles to cereal boxes, and the words found in instruction booklets and on printed forms—to say nothing of those on Internet Web pages. Regardless of where the writing appears, however, an “editor” probably decided what was needed, assigned the job to a writer, and later fine-tuned the writer’s text > view more

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