Event planners (also known as meeting and/or convention planners) coordinate all aspects of professional meetings and events. They often choose meeting locations, arrange transportation, and coordinate other details. Many work more than 40 hours per week, especially during major events.
Millwrights install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move machinery in factories, power plants, and construction sites. Because they work in production facilities and construction sites, minor injuries such as cuts, bruises, and strains are common. They are typically employed on a contract basis and may spend only a few days or weeks at a single site. As a result, workers often have variable schedules and may experience downtime between jobs.
People working in the broadcasting field help provide coverage of sporting events using a variety of different media outlets, such as radio, television, and internet. That being said, the actual job of a sportscaster can vary quite a bit from one career group to the next. Some sportscasters will specialize in a particular sport, doing commentary, others will specialize in research, production, and presentation of many different sporting events and competitions.
An exhibit designer is a person who creates displays and fixtures for large exhibitions, shows, businesses, museums, libraries, and galleries. They are specially trained in the art of layout and design and may work exclusively for a museum or gallery or in a private firm. Designers are responsible for an exhibit from start to finish, and will work closely with many people, including the client, other team members, contractors, and suppliers. The end result is a beautiful exhibit at a venue for all to enjoy.
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.
A transit officer is a police officer that specializes in maintaining order and balance on any transportation system. Whether they work for a freight company, railroad, bus line, subway, or other form of transportation, transit officers keep the people and property on these systems safe. These officers are responsible for responding to and investigating crimes that occur in these specific environments. Examples of transit officers are transit officers that work for Amtrak police, or the Transit authority police of any municipality such as the transportation authority of Massachusetts Bay. Most only have limited power and can only investigate crimes and apprehend criminals that are in violation of transit rules and regulations or on transit property. Some transit officers, such as those in Utah, have full power of jurisdiction, meaning they can arrest for other crimes when necessary. In areas where rail travel and freight are prominent, transit officers are necessary assets that keep the railroad running smoothly. They keep passengers and freight safe and make sure that illegal contraband doesn’t get through on railways to other places. They are the people that make sure passengers get from point A to point B safely and securely.
Geographers study the earth and its land, features, and inhabitants. They also examine phenomena such as political or cultural structures as they relate to geography. They study the physical or human geographic characteristics or both of a region, ranging in scale from local to global. Most geographers work for the federal government. Many geographers work full time during regular business hours. Some do fieldwork, which may include travel to foreign countries or remote locations.
A medical secretary is a member of staff in health care facilities like hospitals and doctors' offices who performs administrative and supportive functions. In addition to having administrative skills, medical secretaries should have knowledge of medical terminology, the general language of the medical profession and be familiar with various medical procedures and business practices. This is because of the uniqueness of the health facilities work environments. On a typical day, healthcare facilities are busy attending to the many patients who seek their services. Secretaries play an important role of receiving patients, assisting them with filling out forms, maintenance and retrieval of medical files, transcribing and typing of medical reports. Generally, they organize the huge amounts of data that the facilities generate every day. A medical secretary performs a range of duties, which helps to streamline the operations of a medical practice, hospital etc. Being among the first persons that patients interact with when they arrive or call the facility, medical secretaries form an important link between patients and physicians. Often, the size of the facility determines the structure of hierarchy and the specific duties assigned to the secretary. In a smaller private clinic for example, the secretary may report directly to the physician. Larger establishments on the other hand, may have a structure of hierarchy in which the secretary reports to the department's head and may specialize on a specific function.
Sales managers direct organizations' sales teams. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for the organization’s sales representatives. Sales managers are often required to travel. Most sales managers work full time, and long hours, including evenings and weekends, are common.
Mail Superintendents are the head of a postal service. They carry out functions such as directing and coordinating the operational activities within the postal service. Their role also requires that they oversee the administrative, management and supportive services within the postal services system of their state or country. They are responsible for coordinating workers' activities within an assigned post office, and seeing to the overall smooth operation of the entity.
Though few people know what risk managers are, these professionals are essential players responsible for keeping a business on its feet and bringing in profits. Risk management professionals are financial managers that use specific training, skills and experience to identify possible risks that could result in lower cash flow and higher insurance rates for the business. These specialists assess risks and implement plans and strategies to minimize business losses. Lowering loss also lowers the cost of insurance, resulting in greater revenue flow for the business. Risk managers are found working for a wide variety of business and organizations, though as of late, many are found primarily in the banking and financial sector. Specialists working in these organizations are largely concerned with discovering and eliminating fraudulent activities, which could put the business’s reputation and success in jeopardy.
The history of singing goes back to the earliest recordings of mankind (as early as 800 B.C.) and songs are believed to have been used even before the development of modern languages. In western culture, singers were often restricted to only singing in churches until the fourteenth century. The rise of operas and performances thereafter laid the groundwork for today's professional singers. A singer (also referred to as a vocalist) is a person that vocalizes musical sounds with tone and pitch, and uses his or her own voice to produce music. Singers may sing solo or in a group, and are oftentimes accompanied by instrumental music. Professional singers are usually highly trained and also possess a certain level of natural singing ability including a wide vocal range or pleasant vocal resonation. Singing is an accepted art form that is taught in most public and private schools. It can also be a fun activity and be casual entertainment, such as karaoke. The physical act of singing occurs as air passes through the larynx, throat, and mouth, and it's interesting to note that vocal resonation in singing involves seven areas of the human body: - Chest - Tracheal tree - Larynx - Pharynx - Oral Cavity - Nasal Cavity - Sinuses
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.
A dentist is someone who is involved in the medical field of dentistry which involves the mouth, teeth, gums and related areas. Dentists can also specialize in different areas of dentistry and become a consultant in their chosen field. Some studies have shown that diseases relating to the teeth can be indicative of some health problems, or an indicator that certain health problems may be a risk in a particular patient. The health of the mouth, including the teeth, is essential to general health and dentists can help with the improvement of general health by encouraging and assisting patients in maintaining healthy teeth. General health & nutrition advice along with specific dental treatment can help support a healthy mouth.
For people who have watched television shows or movies and thought to themselves, “Why isn’t [so-and-so] playing this role? They’d be great at it!" perhaps selecting the candidates to play parts in high-profile film and television could be the perfect career. Talent directors in the talent industry are the people who go through the resumes and headshots of prospective actors looking for roles. These professionals are responsible for putting together a good grouping of prospective candidates for these coveted roles, whether in commercials or feature films. The list compiled by this entertainment professional will be the list sent to the director of the show, movie, or concert for them to choose their performers. In layman’s terms, they filter the thousands of applicants down to a handful of talented people who may be right for the job. These directors may also be called artistic directors or casting directors. Even though the names differ, the jobs are the same and these different names sum up exactly what they will be required to do. Talent and creative directors are in charge of choosing talented candidates for casting in artistic endeavors.
An Animal Behavioural Specialist studies a variety of animals, noting their behaviour in different environments and how their behaviour may change depending on environment, hormonal changes, physical and mental changes, and many other factors. There are many sub-types of Animal Behavioural Specialists, spanning many areas of Behaviour sciences. Each sub-type focuses on its own set of criteria for study, often lending aid to other sub-types as well.
Hazardous materials (hazmat) removal workers identify and dispose of asbestos, radioactive and nuclear waste, arsenic, lead, and other hazardous materials. They also clean up materials that are flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic. Hazmat removal workers face different working conditions, depending on their area of expertise. Some must wear fully enclosed protective suits for several hours at a time. Completing projects often requires night and weekend work. Overtime also is common, especially for emergency or disaster response workers.
A projectionist is a lover of movies. It is not just a job; it is a passion. Their passion is bringing a film to the world in the way a director intended. A projectionist understands the equipment used to project film stock and video. More than this they also care about the project that is brought to the screen. Through technical knowledge they can thrill an audience through brilliant showmanship. They are the person responsible for a superb viewing experience at the cinemas, drive-in theaters, film festivals, corporate seminars and school functions. A projectionist makes an audience happy by keeping the picture in focus and the sound properly synchronized.
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.
Lodging managers make sure that guests on vacation or business travel have a pleasant experience, while also ensuring that an establishment is run efficiently and profitably.