A Music Therapist is part of an employment subgroup of creative arts therapists who use the arts to treat mental illness, provide support for individuals with disabilities, and to promote wellness and personal growth and creativity. Music therapists create a therapeutic and supportive environment which taps into non-verbal processes to facilitate emotional, physical and mental change. It is effective with individuals who may have difficulty expressing themselves in normal ways; for example, children who have experienced trauma prior to the development of language skills, or people who have gone through profound trauma and cannot express it verbally. Children and adults who are developmentally disabled and unable to express themselves verbally can often communicate through the arts and music. Music therapists use techniques like relaxation, guided imagery and improvisation, and they incorporate sound, music, and rhythm in a way to engage clients. Music therapy is a clinical and evidence-based therapy technique that has been proven to achieve individual and group goals when applied by a qualified professional. Music is known to affect people not just physiologically by changing heart beat, blood pressure, temperature and breathing rate. Music also decreases feelings of isolation and lack of control, and it can open up spiritual vistas and help access and release repressed emotion. Music therapy is effective for anxiety reduction, depression, pain management, coping with stress, self-expression, and much more. Music is also a powerful means to promote group unity.
A conductor is a vital part of any ensemble performing music, acting as the director to keep the performers unified and on cue. A profession which dates far back into the Middle Ages, conducting has taken many forms and followed many traditions through the centuries, only taking on its most modern incarnation in the early 19th century as a dedicated, non-instrumented position. The classic image of a leader standing in front of an ensemble of musical artists using a thin wooden baton to direct the performance harkens back to the time of Felix Mendelssohn, who was the first to be credited with the modern baton's use. A musical director can be necessary to a variety of performing groups, from choirs, marching bands, orchestras, and other instrumented groups. The exact title of the position can vary depending on seniority or the specific type of group being directed, including "musical director" in an orchestral setting, "choral director" or "choirmaster" when directing a choir, "bandmaster" when the ensemble is primarily brass and percussion instruments. A musical director who has excelled in the field and achieved a certain level of seniority may gain the title of "maestro", a coveted honour and tradition.
A trapper is a individual who hunts and traps animals. Some trappers use humane methods to rid an area of a specific animal or to help assist hunters in the capture of animals. Other trappers provide animal pelts to buyers or collectors. Though some animal pelts are against the law to sell, many are not. Some trappers are professionals, but other individuals engage in trapping as a hobby. Most trappers grow up learning the necessary skills from an experienced trapper such as their father. Professional trappers must hold to certain laws and ethics to protect different species, especially those that are endangered.
Caterers are people who arrange the preparation and presentation of food for clients, as well as having the responsibility for the delivery of the food. Some caterers organize large events, including not only the food and drink, but also the decorations, dance floors, tables, chairs, music and lighting. Catering is one of the fastest growing fields in Europe, Canada, and the United States. This field has continued to grow year after year, with many job openings appearing yearly. Catering as an industry also has representation in a Union. The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco, and Allied Workers' Association was founded in 1920, having been created from the original International Federation of Tobacco Workers. As of 2005, the IUF encompassed organizations in 120 countries and represents over 12 million workers worldwide.
Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance. They usually work in salons, health and beauty spas, or medical offices. Most work full time. Many work evenings and weekends, especially self-employed workers operating their own salon.
Aircraft mechanics repair and perform scheduled maintenance on airplanes and helicopters. They also inspect airplanes and helicopters as required by federal agencies.
Anyone who has ever signed a mobile-phone or other consumer contract, a lease or an employment agreement has probably seen in the contract's fine print a provision known as an "arbitration clause." This widely used legal covenant requires that in the case of a dispute between the parties, the arbitration process be used to resolve their differences. In these situations, both sides to the dispute rely on an arbitrator, also known as a "neutral," for an informed, unbiased resolution. Arbitration is an alternative to filing a lawsuit, and the neutral plays a critical role in settling disagreements. Instead of appearing before a judge in a courtroom, the opposing parties present their case to the arbitrator, whose decision is often final and, only in certain circumstances, cannot be appealed. Arbitration is used instead of courtroom proceedings because it is often quicker, less time consuming and not as costly. In addition to consumer disputes, commercial and real-estate controversies are often handled through the arbitration process. Arbitration is also frequently used to resolve family conflicts such as divorces because it can be cost effective and offers a degree of privacy, since it is not a part of the public record. Online dispute resolution (ODR) is a relatively new form of arbitration. By using computers and specially developed software, the parties can file an initial dispute, find and appoint a neutral, produce evidence and even participate in hearings online. ODR significantly extends the geographic boundaries in which a neutral can work.
Talent agents, also known as talent managers in the entertainment industry, are representatives of professional athletes, musicians, performers, artists, writers and actors. Agents work on the behalf of their clientele to promote and represent a client's interests in dealings with potential employers. Occasionally, agents may also renegotiate contractual offers with current employees, such as negotiating a professional athlete's contract extension. Talent agents are liaisons who typically handle the majority of all interactions between a performer or artist and employers who want to sign an agent's client. In one manner of speaking, talent agents act as financial managers, but more often than not, talent agents defer the finer details of financial management to a professional accountant. Agents work in industries other than the entertainment industry as well. For example, literary agents represent a writer's interests when a publisher seeks to sign a writer to a publishing contract. In this scenario agents seek to gain the writer as much money as possible since agents are usually paid on commission, receiving a percentage of the writer's earnings.
Landscape architects are the people that beautify the areas around public and private buildings. Golf courses, parks, and public gardens with beautiful flowers and stonework are the finished products of a talented landscape and garden architect. These artists create breathtaking outdoor places by using flowers, trees, stone, fountains, sidewalks, and pathways as well as other structures to complement each other. People in this profession will create the layouts for popular arboretums and public walking trails. Whimsical, fun playgrounds are also designed by these outdoor architects.
Museum conservators document, restore and preserve artifacts that are on display in museum exhibits. They work in museums, archives, educational institutions, and other places that house important artifacts for the researchers and members of the public. They use chemical and physical tests to determine the age and make up of different artifacts and use problem-solving to determine how to restore and preserve the objects as well as estimate how much it will cost the institution to make those necessary preservations. Conservators also train and teach museum curators and technicians, as well as give tours and provide research assistance to museum visitors.
Forensic science technicians help investigate crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence. Most technicians specialize in either crime scene investigation or laboratory analysis. Crime scene investigators may work long hours under distressing conditions. Most laboratory forensic science technicians work full time during normal business hours.
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.
A fraud analyst is someone who investigates forgery and theft within customers’ accounts and transactions on behalf of a bank or a financial institution. They track and monitor the bank’s transactions and activity that comes through the bank’s customers’ accounts. It is their job to identify and trace any suspicious or high-risk transactions, and determine if there is improper activity involved and if there is risk to the bank or its customers. They must conduct and lead investigations into any potential fraudulent activity up to their natural conclusion. Working as a fraud analyst requires an eye for detail and an inquisitive mind. Individuals in these positions must be able to investigate fraud cases from beginning to end and dissect the nature of potential crimes. It is hard work, as it takes a lot of training to be able to succeed in this role.
Mathematicians use high-level mathematics and technology to develop new mathematical principles, understand relationships between existing principles, and solve real-world problems.
A physiotherapist is a health care professional who helps patients achieve maximum range of movement and physical ability, either by developing it in the first place or restoring it after loss of physical ability due to illness, injury, or aging. Physiotherapists are usually called physical therapists in the United States, but the term physiotherapist is favoured in the rest of the English-speaking world.
Biochemists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes such as cell development, growth, and heredity. They work in laboratories, and most work full time.
Hydrologists study water and the water cycle. They use their expertise to solve problems in the areas of water quality or availability. Hydrologists work in the field and in offices and laboratories.
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.
Insurance appraisers estimate the value of insured items and evaluate insurance claims. They decide whether an insurance company must pay a claim, and if so, how much. Most insurance appraisers work full time. They often work outside the office, inspecting damaged buildings and automobiles.
Speech and language pathologists diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Most speech and language pathologists work in schools or healthcare facilities. Some work in patients’ homes