Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice. Most medical assistants work in physicians' offices and other healthcare facilities. Most work full time.
Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. With their touch, they relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.
Sewers and tailors sew, join, reinforce, or finish clothing or other items. They may create new pieces of clothing from patterns and designs or alter existing garments to fit customers better. They work for textile and apparel manufacturers, department stores, and drycleaners. Many are self-employed.
Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer equipment such as chips, circuit boards, or routers.
Software QA (quality assurance) engineers are individuals who monitor every phase of the software development process so as to ensure design quality, making sure that the software adheres to the standards set by the development company. Sometimes software QA engineers are confused with software testers, which is a mistake. Software testers test parts of the software at different stages of development, whereas a software QA engineer oversees the entire development process, which includes software testing, from start to finish. The monetary success of the software product is largely due in part to the quality of the product as well as the product’s ability to hit the market on time. Both are the responsibility of the software QA engineer.
A Lyric Writer (also known as a Lyricist), is an individual who is involved in writing creative words that are used in songs. Many times, a successful lyric writer will work closely with a musical composer who can give feedback on how the lyrics that are written will work in conjunction with the music that will accompany them. Sometimes a lyricist will be someone who can not only write the words to a song, but can also write the music. This is a definite advantage for any lyricist, because that way they are able to control both aspects of a song, ultimately achieving the artistic feel that they were aiming for. Even if a lyric writer does not have the complete ability to write both the words and music-piece, it is an excellent idea if they are able to have a brief understanding of the musical aspect. At times, a lyricist will write exclusively for one band or performer. Many performers or entertainers do not write their own material, but are backed by talented writers who are able to compose songs that compliment their niche in the industry.
Water treatment plant and system operators work in water treatment plants. Fresh water is pumped from wells, rivers, streams, and reservoirs to water treatment plants, where it is treated and distributed to customers. They run the equipment, control the processes, and monitor the plants that treat water to make it safe to drink.
A highway maintenance worker ensures that highways and roads across the country stay in safe and working order. A highway maintenance worker must complete a variety of tasks on these roadways including regular maintenance, snow and ice removal, creating dividing lines, and fixing any defects in the road such as potholes caused by wear and tear and extreme weather.
A machine feeder adds chemicals, materials, or ingredients to a machine or equipment during the manufacturing process. These workers work with all different types of materials in the production process. They may add materials and ingredients by hand or through a machine device. Depending on the type of material being processed or manufactured, employees use different devices to add ingredients and materials to the machinery.
Anesthetists are the people who put a patient to sleep for surgery or other medical procedures. It is essential that they have an extensive knowledge base regarding medications, gases, and the human body. They are essentially responsible for administering, maintaining, and reversing anesthesia. An anesthesiologist is a physician who specializes in anesthesia. A nurse anesthetist is a registered nurse who has completed several years of postgraduate training and is capable of administering anesthesia under the oversight of an anesthesiologist. The anesthetist is an essential member of the surgical team. He manages the anesthesia, leaving the surgeon free to concentrate on the surgery. The anesthetist takes away a sense of accomplishment and pride from his work. He works with patients to put them at ease prior to their surgery, then follows up and reassures them afterwards. They make a substantial impact in the life of those undergoing surgery.
Property managers take care of the many aspects of residential, commercial, or industrial properties. They make sure the property looks nice, operates smoothly, and preserves its resale value. Property managers usually work in an office environment, often onsite. About half of all workers were self-employed in 2010, and their work schedules may include evenings and weekends.
Grounds maintenance workers provide a pleasant outdoor environment by ensuring that the grounds of houses, businesses, and parks are attractive, orderly, and healthy. Many grounds maintenance jobs are seasonal, available mainly in the spring, summer, and fall. Most of the work is done outdoors in all kinds of weather. The work can be repetitive and physically demanding, requiring frequent bending, kneeling, lifting, and shoveling.
A Shoemaker is someone who makes, designs and repairs footwear. The original name for a Shoemaker was Cordwainer. Historically, shoes were made one shoe at a time by hand, but this has somewhat been replaced by the shoe manufacturing industry, producing shoes at a far greater rate than sole Shoemakers can. There are still Shoemakers however, that produce quality, detailed and crafted work, but they are becoming rare. Although there are few remaining Shoemakers in the world, the art of shoemaking will likely be around for quite some time, as many parts of the world still rely on Shoemakers. Also, some people still like to know that their perfectly-fitted shoes were designed and made specifically for them.
Funeral directors, also called morticians and undertakers, manage funeral homes and arrange the details of a funeral. Funeral directors work mostly in funeral homes and crematories. They are often on call and work long hours, including nights and weekends. Most work full time.
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.
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.
A programmer, computer programmer or coder is someone who writes computer software. The term computer programmer can refer to a specialist in one area of computer programming or to a generalist who writes code for many kinds of software. One who practices or professes a formal approach to programming may also be known as a programmer analyst. The term programmer can be used to refer to a software developer, software engineer, computer scientist, or software analyst. However, members of these professions typically possess other software engineering skills, beyond programming; for this reason, the term programmer is sometimes considered an insulting or derogatory oversimplification of these other professions. This has sparked much debate amongst developers, analysts, computer scientists, programmers, and outsiders who continue to be puzzled at the subtle differences in these occupations. Within software engineering, programming (the implementation) is regarded as one phase in a software development process. There is an ongoing debate on the extent to which the writing of programs is an art, a craft or an engineering discipline. In general, good programming is considered to be the measured application of all three, with the goal of producing an efficient software solution. The discipline differs from many other technical professions in that programmers, in general, do not need to be licensed or pass any standardized (or governmentally regulated) certification tests in order to call themselves "programmers" or even "software engineers." However, representing oneself as a "Professional Software Engineer" without a license from an accredited institution is illegal in many parts of the world. However, because the discipline covers many areas, which may or may not include critical applications, it is debatable whether licensing is required for the profession as a whole. In most cases, the discipline is self-governed by the entities which require the programming.
Zoology is a branch of Biology, a science that focuses on the study of animals. Zoologists study the behaviour, origins, genetics, diseases and life progression of animals and wildlife. There are a variety of different ways that a Zoologist can specialize and there are many diverse jobs in this field. A Zoologist may devote their lifetime to the study of a single species, or work can be more generalized.
A personal care aide is someone who works to help another person complete their daily activities. Personal care aides may work in hospitals, nursing homes, adult daycare centers, or private residences. There are various other names for personal care aides, which include: home health aides, home health assistants, personal care assistants, adult caretakers, and in-home caretakers. Many people have already encountered personal care aides in hospitals and nursing homes when visiting a loved one. A personal care aide is different from a LPN. A personal care aide is not a nurse or other medical professional, but a trained caretaker. A LPN is a licenced nurse. While sometimes the duties of personal care aides and LPNs may overlap, it is important not to confuse the two, as they are two distinct careers that do have some different duties and requirements.
Doctors can be found in several settings, including public health organizations, teaching facilities, private practices, group practices and hospitals. Medical Doctors maintain or restore human health through the practice of medicine, which is the diagnosis and treatment for human disease, ailments, injuries, pain or other conditions.