A Derrick Operator is a job that is closely related to that of a rigger, or rig technician. The job is defined as a worker who erects, operates, and positions a derrick, and inspects, maintains, and services all the derrick components. The Derrick Operator works on drilling rigs for the oil and gas industry. An oil derrick manages the drilling rigs, first digging an initial hole for an oil or gas well, then forcing the drill pipe deep into the earth, creating a bore hole. Pumps are then operated by the rig derrick to circulate mud and extract oil and gas. The operator manages all aspects of derrick machinery. This includes guiding the pipe lengths, controlling drilling fluid, monitoring operation of the drill system, and ensuring the pumps are working correctly. He or she operates the electric or gas-powered components of the derrick, moves the cables and pulleys and levers necessary to move products, equipment or materials onto and around the site. The operator also must read and monitor console readings.
A supply chain manager is a manager who is responsible for the management of equipment, hardware, and other logistical details of a company or a company’s division. It is their job to manage all of the steps needed to purchase raw materials; deliver it to various points throughout the business; ensure that the company makes enough of its product to meet customer demand; and deliver the output to the right destinations on time. Such managers must be responsible for every step along the way, from raw material to finished product. If they does their job properly, there will not be much fanfare since everything is going as expected. However, if they are not able to capably do the job, the effects will be felt all throughout a company, from salesmen to customer service people to any types of field service personnel. Supply chain managers have typically not been regarded as one of the more glamorous management positions. However, they occupy an important role in a firm’s overall management and strategy. Indeed, with technology advances in recent years they have become much more important and much more valued - and as a result, much better compensated than in the past.
A manager in human resources oversees and manages a company's human resources department. In some companies the human resources department can be quite large with numerous employees, while other smaller companies may only have one human resources manager to handle all aspects of the department. The greatest portion of a human resources manager's day-to-day job is addressing the needs and issues of the employees, from hiring and firing to payroll and dispute management. Therefore, a manager in human resources must above all be a people person.
Plasterers apply coats of plaster or stucco to walls, ceilings, or partitions for functional and decorative purposes. Some workers apply ornamental plaster. The vast majority of plasterers are employed in the specialty trade contractors industry. About 53% are employed in the drywall and insulation contractors industry, while 15% are employed in the masonry contractors industry. An additional 11% are self-employed.
Management consultants propose ways to improve an organization's efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues. They travel frequently to meet with clients. Nearly one-third worked more than 40 hours per week in 2010.
A marriage therapist is a special type of counselor that helps couples who are about to become married, or who are experiencing problems in their marriage. A marriage therapist is similar to a relationship therapist, except that marriage therapists only deal with clients who are already married or engaged. These therapists work extensively with the members of couples on an individual basis and in group settings. Marriage therapists are often represented in movies and television shows to help make the plot of a film or show more interesting. In fact, the proportion of marriage therapists represented on TV and the big screen is well over the real-life proportion of marriage therapists present in the real world. Sometimes a marriage therapist is a psychologist, but sometimes she or he is not. A marriage therapist may also be called a marriage counselor.
A florist is someone who arranges flowers and other plant elements into a pleasing design. The arrangements are used primarily for celebratory events like weddings, but can also be used for funerals or in home & garden applications. Florists were once almost exclusively owners of small independent shops; however, with the recent invention of internet-based delivery services and all-in-one convenience markets, many are now employed by larger companies.
A customs inspector works in law enforcement, enforcing the laws that governs imports and exports. They inspect those entering and exiting the border. They work to ensure security against terrorists and terrorist acts, inspect travelers for citizenship and passports, and enforce the trade regulations through local, state, city, and country law enforcement officials.
Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the guidance of cooks or food supervisors. They prepare cold foods, slice meat, peel and cut vegetables, brew coffee or tea, and do many other tasks. Food preparation workers are employed in restaurants, hotels, and other places where food is served, such as grocery stores, schools, hospitals, and cafeterias. They often work early mornings, late evenings, weekends, or holidays. The majority work part time.
Purchasing managers (along with buyers and purchasing agents) buy products for organizations to use or resell. They evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review product quality. Most work full time. Many work more than 40 hours per week.
Model makers craft three dimensional scale models that are used in a variety of situations. Model makers use information and preliminary designs or blueprints to bring an idea into reality. Often model makers create 3D models for architects, based on the architect's initial designs or blueprints. The model can help the architect evolve his project and see what needs improving. Model makers can also work on film sets as part of the special effects team. Essentially, model makers are the people who take an idea and make it into a three dimensional piece, in order to bring the design or concept to life. They are a vital part of the artistic and design processes in many different fields.
Couriers transport documents and packages for individuals, businesses, institutions, and government agencies. Couriers usually travel by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public transportation. While most couriers and messengers work full time during regular business hours, evening and weekend hours are common.
Meter readers work for companies that provide utilities or services to customers. They are responsible for traveling to different residential and commercial locations on assigned routes and gathering accurate data about the amount of utilities used. Many meter readers work for gas, electric, and water companies. They have excellent mathematics skills and knowledge of accurate recordkeeping. Meter readers have strong customer service skills, are self-motivated, and require little to no experience before beginning a long-term career.
A costume designer is a fashion professional who is responsible for creating the look and mood for actors and actresses in film, television and stage productions. The costume designer does this through designing, sewing, researching and purchasing actual clothing and costumes worn by those on stage and by selecting or designing the accessories and props which help to define each character. A costume designer must be an expert in beauty and style. He/she must have a thorough understanding of film, production, theatre, marketing and fashion design as well as the ability and desire to research and continually learn about scenarios, cultures and periods of history which help demonstrate the director's vision. The costume designer and his/her team must ensure individual props and wardrobes reflect the story being told and portray the character's personalities, cultures, ages, status and relationships. Many costumes may be required for each character as costumes define the attitude and feel which may change with every new scene, setting or development.
There are two main types of social workers: direct-service social workers, who help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives, and clinical social workers, who diagnose and treat mental, behavioural, and emotional issues. Social workers work in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, hospitals, and private practices. They generally work full time and may need to work evenings and weekends.
Occupational health and safety specialists analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. They inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment. They also design programs to prevent disease or injury to workers and damage to the environment. They work in a variety of settings, such as offices, factories, and mines. Their jobs often involve fieldwork and travel. Most specialists work full time.
Administrative assistants (sometimes also referred to as secretaries) perform routine clerical and organizational tasks. They organize files, draft messages, schedule appointments, and support other staff. Although administrative assistants work in nearly every industry, many are concentrated in schools, hospitals, government agencies, and legal and medical offices.
Stone cutters process or shape crude and rough pieces of rocks into desirable shape, sizes and patterns for the purpose of building and creating structures. An occupation that existed since the dawn of civilization, stone masonry was born when people began fashioning homes for themselves built with mud, straw or stone. During the Neolithic Age, people learned how to use fire and subsequently created quicklime, mortars and plasters. By using these to cement stones together, they went on to create buildings, structures and sculptures. Some of these structures are still wholly or partly standing today. It is a fact that stone masonry is as ancient as civilization itself. Throughout the ages, these impressive works of architecture and engineering of the ancient world were heavily dependent upon the work of stone masons. From the Egyptian and Mayan pyramids, to the Persian palaces and Greek temples and down to the Roman Colosseum, the significant contribution of stone masonry to these engineering marvels is plainly evident.
A hand polishing worker, or hand grinding worker, is someone who is responsible for grinding, sanding, and/or polishing objects to a smooth finish. The objects that a polisher may work with can be made from wood, stone, clay, marble, plastic, and glass, to name a few. The objects a polisher or grinder works with can end up as smaller craft items delivered directly to market, such as jewelry, furniture accents or dentures. They can also work on larger items such as furniture. The worker must be able to use a variety of tools, both large and small, to shape the object in question to the desired shape and desired surface. The finished pieces may require excruciatingly exact detail, and the worker must have the skill to be able to derive the perfect finish from the modified objects.
Industrial-Organizational psychology is an area of psychology that focuses on studying people in their working environment. The role can also involve focusing on workplace dynamics and organizational structures. Through the use of industrial-organizational psychologists, work places can improve the success of their organization. Industrial-organizational psychology first began in the earlier 20th century when it was found that troops returning from World War I needed therapy to regain morale. It wasn't until after World War II that the field really grew, and as the 20th century progressed the use of a industrial-organizational psychologist in the work place became more common. Industrial-organizational psychologists typically work either within an organization, or in the academic field. For industrial-organizational psychologists who have gained considerable experience, consulting opportunities are available. Those who work as an industrial-organizational psychologist can expect to spend a lot of time working with statistics. As developing initiatives on behalf of businesses depends on science-based research, the industrial-organizational psychology relies heavily on working with large numbers.