Animal scientists work to ensure agricultural productivity and food safety. Most animal scientists work in research universities, private industry, or for the federal government. They work in offices, laboratories, and/or the field. Those working in processing plants may sometimes work in unpleasant conditions. Most animal scientists work full time. Many need at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary institution, although many get a doctoral degree.
A legal secretary plays a crucial role in the everyday workings of a law office. These are the people who take on the seemingly unimportant day-to-day clerical tasks that are in fact the keys to any law office's success. Legal secretaries are also sometimes referred to as legal assistants, executive assistants or administrative assistants. It is not uncommon for the most experienced and high performing legal secretaries to go on to be promoted to paralegal positions within a law firm.
Dental assistants have many tasks, ranging from patient care to record keeping, in a dental office. Their duties vary by state/province and by the dentists’ offices where they work. Almost all dental assistants work in dentists' offices.
A robotics engineer is s behind the scenes designer who is responsible for creating robots and robotic systems that are able to perform duties that humans are either unable or prefer not to complete for a variety of reasons. Through their creations, a robotics engineer helps to make jobs safer, easier, and more efficient, particularly in the manufacturing industry.
Bartenders mix and serve drinks to customers directly or through wait staff. Bartenders work in restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, and other food service establishments. During busy hours, they are under pressure to serve customers quickly and efficiently. About half of all bartenders work full time, and they often must work late evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Drug & alcohol counselors are trained professionals who work with patients to help them better understand and overcome their addictions. Drug abuse is an epidemic not only in the United States, but many other countries around the world. Many of those who face a daily struggle with addiction eventually seek out help. It is a drug & alcohol counselor's job to provide the assistance these people need to overcome their destructive behaviour. Counselors help by offering support, rehabilitation, and guidance to patients. By counseling patients, they hope to allow them to gain greater insight into their addictive personality. Using various techniques, counselors seek to help an addict find the root cause of their problem. This often helps patients have a breakthrough, which can be a positive step on their road to recovery.
Real estate agents help to sell or buy land and any attached property; from humble plots of land and small starter homes, to exotic islands and luxury mansions. Agents are world-wide as the need for buying and selling land and property has always existed and will continue to do so. A real estate agent acts as the middleman, or broker, between two parties seeking to buy or sell their land and property. Real estate agents have the skills and experience to either market land and property and sell them for the best possible price and conditions, or to seek land and property that suits a client's needs and buy it as cheaply as possible with the most favourable terms. Agents are also knowledgable about their local laws on the buying and selling of property and land.
Probation officers work with and monitor offenders to prevent them from committing new crimes.
An actor is someone who plays characters in a film, television, radio, or theatre production. When most people think of actors they think of Hollywood superstars who perform in blockbuster films and this is often the ultimate aspiration of anyone dreaming of a career in acting. There are also stars within different fields of acting. For example there are well-known television and theatre stars in each discipline. It is difficult to achieve this degree of success in the field of acting, and the majority of actors perform in smaller productions, often starting in advertisements or as extras on television shows or films. There are many actors who make a successful career out of so-called bit parts and never have a starring role. Others, who achieve great success very early in their careers, become household names and get lots of major roles. The majority of actors will have a career that is somewhere between these two extremes.
A hearing officer is also known as an administrative law judge. These officers work within the government to decide cases through different agencies. The cases can be on different matters with disputes between different agencies, or the public. The officer is government appointed to preside over agency investigations and hearings so that the agencies can exercise their powers through the court system. They often preside over ruling decisions that were made by agencies and disputed, such as in insurance and disability cases. The hearing officers may also preside in the federal jurisdiction for governmental cases.
Planning a trip is a time-consuming and complicated process. Travel agents simplify this process for their customers in addition to providing consultation services and entire travel packages. They may book flights, cruises, rental cars and hotels, as well as resort stays and events. Agents cater to a wide demographic, serving both individuals and corporations. They may also concentrate in a special segment of the field; many agents specialize in leisure travel, business trips, or location-specific journeys to Europe, Africa, or Asia.
A movie director is in charge of making sure that every component of a movie runs smoothly. Generally, these directors work on a movie from its conception stage to its delivery stage. They have a say in how the scenes unfold, what props are going to be used, how the characters should look and who should play specific parts. Directors also work with individuals in charge of lighting, scenery, writing and so forth to make sure that all of the elements come together. The director is in charge of the three main phases, which are pre-production, production and post-production. Generally, he or she does not actually do the work for post-production but is in charge of overseeing it.
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.
Fire inspectors visit and inspect buildings and other structures, such as sports arenas and shopping malls, to search for fire hazards and to ensure that federal, state, and local fire codes are met. They also test and inspect fire protection and fire extinguishing equipment to ensure that it works. Fire inspectors work both in offices and in the field. In the field, inspectors examine public buildings and multi-family residential buildings.
A person in the field of biostatistics is someone who uses or applies mathematics and statistics to varying categories in biology. They design biological experiments primarily in the field of agriculture and medicine; collect, dissect, and summarize the data; and release information based on the findings of that data. They are a critical addition to any research team and are often involved in the writing of papers on groundbreaking topics and research. They work on methods in applied and theoretical statistics in order to advance the science of data analysis beyond current levels. Anytime statistics, like “75% of people who smoke develop lung cancer," are heard, one can be sure that the hard work of a biostatistics personnel was behind it. These highly trained and educated people analyze and study the determining factors that impact the health and well-being of people, plants, and animals in order to arrive at conclusions about disorders, disease, or other health risks. With this information a biostatistics professional can study the effects of various treatments based on the findings and numbers of the analysis.
Sports writers deliver engaging and informative news to readers of blogs, websites, newspapers, or magazines. They may work directly for a publishing company or freelance and syndicate their stories to a variety of news outlets. Some writers specialize in coverage of one sport, such as basketball or football, while others cover all the news on athletic competition in their region. Regardless of the type of sport covered, writers must use their creativity to excite and engage readers while writing content that is always factual, current and accurate.
Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans. Workers in production and construction use these plans to build everything from microchips to skyscrapers. Like other workers who primarily use computers to do their work, drafters usually work indoors and full time, although overtime is not uncommon.
As the name suggests, a precious metal worker deals with precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum, and objects made from those metals. Precious metal workers are found in many industries, including jewelry, antique restoration, furniture production, mining and blacksmithing. They also perform a diverse array of tasks within each profession.
A switchboard operator works for major companies, hospitals, hotels, and large companies where an influx of telephone calls are normally coming in. The operator assists callers by answering the line and connecting the caller to the correct person or department. Before modern inventions came into play, switchboard workers had to manually connect callers on a switchboard by plugging phone lines into the correct circuit. Today, switchboard operators work through computerized systems that need less human involvement. The operators of today are more customer service driven than in older days.
A butcher is a professional meat cutter who prepares tasty cuts of meat and products that consumers can cook and enjoy. They are part of the food processing occupation and are responsible for ensuring proper storage and presentation and cutting of all types of meat, poultry, and fish. The services of a butcher are necessary for that tasty steak for the barbecue, a preferred quality of ground beef, or the right filet of fish. They know how to cut meat properly so that it can be cooked and served for maximum tenderness and taste quality. Often they are also enlisted in the preparation of wild game, so that hunters can enjoy the fruits of their hunt without having to do all the dirty work.