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.
A seamstress is a woman who makes her living in the sewing trade, or a female version of a tailor. Seamstresses mend all types of clothing and anything else made of fabric. They also create their own patterns and clothing, sometimes decorating them with detailed embroidery work. A seamstress may be either a factory worker who repeatedly sews the same pattern or an artisan in an independent shop who repairs customers' clothing or creates entirely new designs to sell. As in most trades, seamstresses often command high prices if they are very skilled or create a solid network of clientele.
Veterinary technologists perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to treat or to help veterinarians diagnose the illnesses and injuries of animals. They usually work in private clinics, laboratories, or animal hospitals.
A wellhead pumper operates power pumps and other equipment so that gas or oil can flow from the oil well. The job is known by a number of other terms, including operations technician, rig technician, pumper and well tender. Work is performed within a strong safety culture that follows detailed and exact safety regulations. Environmental rules also must be closely followed. The pumper's job involves bringing an oil, gas, or mining product from a well up to the surface by means of pumps and compressors. The pumper starts the compressor engine and opens valves to return compressed gas to the bottom of the well. The pump depressurizes the pipe and forces oil to rise to the surface. The wellhead pumper then must monitor the flow as the product travels to make sure it is moving at the proper rate. Once the pump has brought the product to the surface, the pumper transfers it to storage tanks or trucks that move it offsite. Although the wellhead pumper has long been a traditional part of the oil and gas industry, increased use of automated storage and retrieval systems has increased productivity and lessened the need for wellhead pumpers.
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.
Childcare workers care for children when parents and other family members are unavailable. They care for children’s basic needs, such as bathing and feeding. They care for children in childcare centers, their own home, or the homes of the children in their care. Many work full time, but part-time work and irregular hours are common.
An accountant is one of the main players in any business that he or she works for, whether it is a large corporation or a small business. The accountant monitors and records the flow of money through a business or organization. It is the responsibility of the accountant to verify the accuracy of all money transactions and to make sure that all these transactions are legal and follow current guidelines. It may be that the accountant works for a company on a contractual basis to do the books or tax returns. Or they may also choose to work for private individuals and help them with their financial decisions, tax returns, or other money related issues.
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.
Drywall and ceiling tile installers hang wallboards to walls and ceilings inside buildings. Tapers prepare the wallboards for painting, using tape and other materials. Many workers do both installing and taping. Drywall and ceiling tile installers and tapers spend most of the day standing, bending, or stretching. Injuries include falls from ladders or stilts, cuts from sharp tools, and muscle strains from lifting heavy materials. The work also can be dusty, irritating the skin, eyes, and lungs.
For people who naturally love caring for people, becoming a home health aide (HHA) could serve as a calling. Women and men in these professions love caring for people as if they were their own family. Home health aides tend to shower patients with love and care to help promote healing and overall well-being. Being an aide is so much more than just assisting the person as they heal and go through life. In fact, it is about building trust with the patient and the family when they are at the most vulnerable moments of their life. Not only that, but home health aides also serve as the eyes and ears of doctors and nurses. Whenever the doctors or nurses need assistance with a patient, they are always sure to consult the aide first because they are oftentimes the first to notice a change in the patient’s condition.
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
The captain of a ship is the leader of the entire vessel, the size of which can range in size from a small yacht to an entire cruise liner. A captain is someone who has vast experience with ships and their operation, and has likely worked their way through the ranks of other ship-related positions. Their duties on the ship fall far beyond the scope of a management position, as the ship captain must be proficient in every aspect of sailing, from ship operation to maintenance, and in the instance of touring ships, playing host to the passengers. The entire success of a ship's voyage lies on the captain's shoulders and how well they manage their crew.
Nutritionists are experts in food and nutrition. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal. They work in many settings, including hospitals, cafeterias, nursing homes, and schools. Some are self-employed with their own practice.
Personal financial advisors give financial advice to people. They help with investments, taxes, and insurance decisions. Most financial advisors work in the finance and insurance industry or are self-employed. They typically work full time and may meet with clients in the evenings or on weekends.
Cargo and freight agents coordinate and facilitate incoming and outgoing shipments for transportation companies and other businesses. They typically work in warehouses, stockrooms, or shipping and receiving stations. Most work full time
Internists are doctors who specialize in treating diseases of the body in relation to one or more internal organ system. For example, diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the pancreas and can affect other body organ systems if left untreated. Usually, these doctors work as General Practitioners (GPs) or opt to specialize in one area of the body, such as cardiology. Another option is for doctors of internal medicine to specialize in working with a particular population, for example the elderly or geriatric medicine. A person specializing in internal medicine assists patients with specific disorders and those with more general complaints. For example, the doctor may specialize in gastroenterology, but he or she can also treat general complaints such as the flu or pink eye. Internal medicine is very broad and enables the doctor to work with patients suffering from many different diseases or disorders.
Agriculture is the branch of economy that feeds the population of a country. Agricultural products provide food, clothing and other materials used in various industries. Since agricultural practices have become more advanced and technologically efficient, multiple regulations have been implemented by the government to ensure public health and food safety. For example, growing grains, fruits and vegetables has become more effective through the use of fertilizers. However, their usage is strictly regulated by appropriate authorities because a high amount of fertilizer may negatively affect the quality of the grown product. Farmers may also use pesticides and herbicides to prevent other unnecessary plants or harmful insects from damaging plantations and affecting crops. However, over use of pesticides may result in a certain degree of toxicity for the plant, which may translate in to health damage for the final consumer. The job of an agricultural inspector is to evaluate and monitor that agricultural practice follows state and federal regulations regarding food safety and public health. They inspect and quantify the amount of fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides used in plantations or farms and compare it with the reference values allowed by authorities. Agricultural inspectors indirectly represent the interests of the consumers because they inspect agricultural plantations, farms or processing plants for proper measures of hygiene, chemical use and storage conditions. They are the first line of battle against toxic compounds used in the food industry and improper processing procedures that result in low food quality. Agricultural inspectors represent the government and the state in their relationship with farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs, and their role is to prevent the deterioration of product quality due to improper procedures used in growth and production. If a plantation, farm or processing plant is deemed unsafe for public health, agricultural inspectors have the authority to recommend the closing of such facilities through a thoroughly elaborated report in which their findings are detailed.
Upholsterers make, replace, and repair coverings on furniture and in vehicles. Most work for household and institutional furniture manufacturers, upholstery shops, and automotive interior repair shops. About 36% of workers were self-employed in 2010. Most work full time.
A commercial diver is an individual paid to go underwater to do specific tasks. Commercial diving has a lot to do with construction, retrieval, maintenance, inspection, repairs, and photography. Commercial divers typically work for construction, engineering, shipping, and oil companies.
An astronomer is generally described as a scientist who focuses primarily on the study of outer space - that includes the stars, the planets and the galaxies. In ancient times, it was described almost as a study of the unknown - people were curious about what was in the sky and wanted answers for what they considered phenomena. Despite scientific advances there is still a certain sense of mystery to what is in the skies above us, and astronomers focus on research that both allows us to analyze the stars and planets as well as letting us determine how they can help various causes on our planets as well.