Sheriffs protect lives and property. They gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes. Their duties depend on the size and type of their organizations. A sheriff’s work can be physically demanding, stressful, and dangerous. Police officers, in general, have one of the highest rates of on-the-job injuries and fatalities.
An audio engineer is a trained professional who works with the mechanics of recording, mixing, and reproducing sound. Audio engineering is also known as sound engineering. In Germany, an audio engineer is called a tontechniker. In Italy, an audio engineer is called a Toningenieur. Audio engineers are not the same as sound producers, writers, or performers. Audio engineers deal specifically with the technical and the mechanical aspects of music and sound, nothing else.
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.
The beginnings of the profession can be traced back to the medieval era. French noblemen left the care of their castles, its residents, and their guests in the hands of an individual. These persons were called the “keepers of the candles" or “comte des cierges” in French. They were entrusted with the keys of the castle. Although the job today still entails making either the stay or travel of an individual memorable, it has gone beyond this level of service. Concierges are often masters of the ins and outs of their locale. They know how to get their clients to places that interest them, they know people who can facilitate the unique and challenging needs of the people they serve. The really good ones seem to be capable of nearly anything, both the unusual and the impossible. All high-class reputable hotels have these cordial quick-thinking people in their employ. They are most often recognized as the face of the institutions they serve.
A television writer is a skilled writer responsible for the developing, writing, and revision of scripts so that they are ready for the silver screen. They are responsible for creating all plot lines, characters, dialogue and situations. Episodic television writers also work as producers to oversee the budget and overall quality of production of a series. Television writers usually work as part of a group of writers to ensure that scripts are written well and meet strict deadlines.
Recreational vehicle service technicians inspect, service, and repair motorized power equipment. They generally work in well-ventilated and noisy repair shops. They sometimes make onsite repair calls, which may require working in poor weather conditions. Although most work full time during regular business hours, seasonal work hours often fluctuate. Workers are often busiest during the spring and summer, when use of the vehicles is the highest.
A quarry rock splitter does exactly what it sounds like: split or separate blocks of rough stone from a quarry mass, using a jackhammer and wedges. It is a highly specialized job that is only done in stone quarries, which are a type of open-pit mine from which rock and minerals are extracted for use as building materials. For many people the idea of a rock quarry and someone breaking stone brings up visions of the cartoon character Fred Flintstone, who famously worked at Slate Construction. The cartoon made many references to the process of splitting quarry rock, often reflected through names such as Barney Rubble, Mr. Slate, movie star Rock Quarry, and the town of Bedrock itself. The real-life job is not significantly different from the cartoon version, although equipment and technology is changing the way a Quarry Rock Splitter does the job. With the increasing popularity of stone kitchen countertops and stone flooring and the demand for aggregate, the job retains importance. Stones such as granite, limestone, marble, slate, and sandstone are extracted, and concrete and aggregate building materials are manufactured from the materials remaining after large pieces are removed. Construction quarries exist all over the world, and there are many historic quarry sites that have existed for centuries. Environmentalists have led the movement to reclaim exhausted quarries, and these are often restored. The beautiful Butchart Gardens in Victoria, B.C., Canada is an example of a quarry that has been transformed into a massive garden and tourist attraction.
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.
A faller is a logging worker, part of an industry that harvests millions of trees each year around the world. Throughout history the profession was known as the lumberjack and the image of a burly man in chainsaw boots, checkered flannel shirt and suspenders forms part of legend and popular culture. Lumberjacks were heros in folklore and fairy tales, such as Paul Bunyan and Little Red Riding Hood, and there are many lumberjack songs in early American and traditional Irish and Scottish music. In the past the lumberjack did dangerous and primitive work, but had the reputation of being exceptionally strong, masculine, and able to confront any kind of danger. Without fallers we would have no raw materials to make wood products that are so important to our construction industry and our daily lives. Although the work is repetitious, falling trees by hand involves a high degree of specialized skill and concentration, and a commitment to make safety part of every work day. Logging has a reputation as being hazardous, but recent technological advancements have reduced many of the risks. In addition to chainsaws, feller-buncher operators, for example, use machines that are like backhoes to cut trees at the base and pile them up. Although the profession has traditionally been restricted to men, many women are now becoming fallers.
Archeologists study the origin, development, and behaviour of human beings, past and present. They examine the cultures, languages, archeological remains, and physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world.
A Freight and Cargo Inspector inspects, manages and documents freight shipments and verifies that the contents are in compliance with local, national and international regulations. Some freight and cargo inspectors work only with a specific type of freight - for example, automobiles - while others work with a range of shipment types.
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.
For anyone interested in solving matters of the digestive system, becoming an endoscopy technician can serve as an ideal job. Endoscopy technicians work closely with doctors and nurses to solve issues relating to a patient's gastrointestinal organs. They gather patient data and are also responsible for troubleshooting any issues pertaining to endoscopes, an instrument with a camera attached to its end. They also communicate with appropriate health staff in regards to findings, maintain a breadth of knowledge regarding the various endoscopic procedures and provide the patient with physical and emotional support during the procedure.
Derived from the Greek words pais, meaning child, and iatros, which means doctor or healer, a pediatrician is a medical professional who specializes in providing medical care to children. Although there are surviving manuscripts devoted to pediatrics from earlier times, it was not until the middle of the 19th century that it was recognized and developed as a new medical specialty. Known for his many contributions to the field, Abraham Jacobi is considered as the father of pediatrics. He was born in Germany where he received his medical training, but later went to the United States to practice. It was there that he opened the first children's clinic in New York.
A Hairdresser is someone who specializes in cutting, colouring and styling hair in order to enhance or maintain a person's appearance. Hairdressers are also referred to as hairstylists. Hairdressing is a reputable and well established career that is attractive to many because of its high demand and flexibility of operations. Hairdressers can work as employees of salons or as independent contractors. Hairdressers can be male or female and are not gender stereotyped, although barbers are still considered to be mostly male. Most hairdressers have a broad range of skills, but some specialize in processes and techniques such as: - Hair Colouring and Dyes - Artificial Hair Extensions and Weaves - Chemical Relaxing and Straightening - Perms - Hair Plugs - Wig Styling - Braiding
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.
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.
Referees preside over competitive athletic or sporting events. They detect infractions and decide penalties according to the rules of the game. They work indoors and out, in all types of weather. They often work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Those who work full time usually work more than 40 hours per week for several months during their sport’s season. Some officials must travel to sporting events.
Nannies are in-home childcare providers that have a close relationship formed with the children and families they work for. While day-care centers only offer childcare within certain hours of the day, nannies are often live-in additional support people that play a large role in the lives of the children they take care of. Nannies are often so much more than just childcare workers. They often act as personal chefs and housekeepers. Because of this, they are generally paid very well and are given lovely living conditions in return for their hard work. Many people can become nannies for a family without any professional training, but often companies and services that outsource nannies require their employees to have childcare credentials. Becoming a childcare professional can be a rewarding employment opportunity for any individual that has a place in their heart for children.
Animal caretakers care for the needs of animals. They feed, water, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work. They work in a variety of settings, including kennels, zoos, stables, animal shelters, pet stores, veterinary clinics, and aquariums. Some of the work may be physically or emotionally demanding, and the number of work-related injuries and illnesses is higher than the national average.