Exterminators (or Pest Control Technicians) have the varied and sometimes interesting job of exterminating roaches, mice, mosquitoes, wasps, spiders, termites or any other animals which are considered pests. They can be self-employed, or work for organizations that do large scale pest control for government institutions, school facilities and food manufacturing businesses.
Insurance sales agents help insurance companies generate new business by contacting potential customers and selling one or more types of insurance. An agent explains various insurance policies and helps clients choose plans that suit them. Although most insurance sales agents work for insurance brokerages selling the policies of several companies, some work directly for a single insurance company.
Tile and marble setters apply hard tile, marble, and wood tiles to walls, floors, and other surfaces. Installing tile and marble is labour intensive, and workers spend much of their time bending, kneeling, and reaching. Although the occupation is not as dangerous as some other construction trades, workers still experience a high rate of injuries and illnesses.
A biomass power plant manager supervises every aspect of the transformation of waste into useable energy. They keep track of the amount of energy the plant is producing as opposed to how much it uses. Managers also ensure that strict safety protocol is followed and that it is in compliance with federal and regional regulations.
In broad terms, journalists are writers that find and present information in many areas of life. In a more “traditional” sense, journalists are writers that find and research information to be presented to the public through mediums like newspapers, magazines, radio, television stations or the internet. In many ways, journalism is the backbone of the media industry. Therefore, many media jobs require some aspect of journalistic experience.
Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, assist in surgical operations. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors and nurses during surgeries. Most surgical technologists work in hospitals. Some work in outpatient surgery centers. They spend much of their time on their feet.
A biologist is a scientist who studies life, specifically organisms and their relationship to their environment. Generally speaking, biologists study humans, animals and bacteria to gain a better understanding of how the body works and how external factors influence each organism. Biologists are science-minded individuals with a passion for their jobs.
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favourable public image for their employer or client. They write material for media releases, plan and direct public relations programs, and raise funds for their organizations. They work in high-stress environments, often for long hours. Most work full time.
Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. Almost all dental hygienists work in dentists’ offices. Hygienists work closely with dentists and dental assistants.
Web design is a relatively new industry, having been created with the advent of the internet and gaining popularity, in particular over the last ten years, as digital media has become a major part of many people's lives. A web designer designs websites, and it has become a huge part of the computers and technology industry as more and more people rely on the web for their communications, information, shopping, social life, and more. The demand for web designers has been growing as the internet grows and the industry is currently considered a good one with relation to job prospects and future growth.
The main job of a music promoter is to publicize and promote upcoming local or national live events and concerts. He or she will also organize the events, book the band or bands, and advertise in a way to bring in as many people as possible, which in turn, will bring in profits.
The gaming industry is at full swing; its progress has surpassed that of many other industries within a few years, and the industry boasts a revenue of $7 billion. Video games are enjoyed by people of all ages, allowing players to step into an alternate world and become superhuman soldiers, expert tennis players, and world saviors. Video games are terribly complex, in storyline alone, and there are millions of lines of code that develop every aspect of the game, from maps to characters, and fulfill a reaction for every possible action that a player may choose. These worlds are courtesy of video game designers, who are responsible for the content and environment of every video game.
Home entertainment equipment installers and repairers set up and fix household audio and video equipment, such as televisions, stereo components, and home theater systems. Although most home entertainment equipment installers and repairers work in electronics repair shops, many spend significant time traveling to customers’ homes. They generally work full time, and many work evenings or weekends, including overtime.
Construction workers do many basic tasks that require physical labour on construction sites.
A surgeon is a physician who cuts the human body for the purpose of removing diseased tissue or organs, to repair body systems, or to replace diseased organs with transplants. Surgeons can be general surgeons and perform all types of surgery, or they can be specialized, such as heart surgeons or bariatric surgeons. Surgeons can work as dental surgeons, foot surgeons, orthopediac surgeons, and in numerous other areas of specialty.
An audio engineer is a trained professional who works with the mechanics of recording, mixing, and reproducing sound. Audio engineering is also known as sound engineering. In Germany, an audio engineer is called a Tontechniker, and in Italy is called a Toningenieur. Audio engineers are not the same as sound producers, writers, or performers. Audio engineers deal specifically with the technical and the mechanical aspects of music and sound, nothing else.
Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. They work in offices in a variety of industries. Although they design manufactured products, only about 29% of industrial designers are employed directly by manufacturers.
Range managers measure and improve the quality of forests. Under the supervision of foresters and forest and conservation technicians, they help to develop, maintain, and protect forests. Range managers typically work outdoors, sometimes in remote locations and in all types of weather. They use proper safety measures and equipment, such as hardhats, protective eyewear, and safety clothing.
A pump operator is someone that works with stationary or portable pumps to transfer liquids and gases, as well as powdered materials in and out of vessels and processes, performs inspections and maintenance on various machinery, and troubleshoots issues with systems and processes. There are various areas where pump operators can work. Pump operator positions include pipeline operators, day light relief operators, chemical operators, pump station operators, purification operators, and tank car loaders. There are also blend technicians, cable maintainers, process operators, and utility operators. All pump operators need to obtain specific training in order to work in their chosen area.
Have a good head for numbers? Enjoy tracking the ups and downs of the stock market and various other investments? These are the qualities that make a career in financial analysis interesting, challenging, and rewarding. Broadly speaking, someone who chooses a career in financial analysis manages the various aspects of other people’s money. Some analysts work as investment advisors, either on their own or with a brokerage firm. Depending on the wealth and size of their clients, they may manage portfolios worth millions of dollars. Other analysts work for banks or insurance companies, ensuring that even when a loan defaults or a claim is paid, the company maintains a positive cash flow. Still others specialize in mergers and acquisitions, determining the profitability of two companies combining their forces in a merger or one company buying another company in an acquisition.