Urban planners develop plans and programs for the use of land. They use planning to create communities, accommodate growth, or revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas. Nearly two-thirds of planners worked in local government in 2010. Most planners work during normal business hours, but many also work evenings or weekends to attend meetings with planning commissions or neighborhood groups.
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.
Bus drivers transport people between a variety of places including work, school, shopping, and across state borders. Some drive regular routes, and others transport passengers on chartered trips or sightseeing tours.
Housekeeping cleaners do general cleaning tasks, including making beds and vacuuming halls, in private homes and commercial establishments.
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.
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 lawyer is a professional person authorized to practice law, provide legal counsel and conduct lawsuits for a person or entity. The exact terminology for the word "Lawyer" varies throughout world. Attorney, counsel, barrister or solicitor depending on the place are all names given to lawyers. The origin of the profession dates back to ancient Greece, when orators spoke on behalf of friends or citizens at their request. Although they acted as legal counsel, according to Athenian law, orators could not be paid for their services, nor could they organize themselves as a legal profession. The earliest lawyers in ancient Rome, around 204 BC, received payment for their services when Emperor Claudius legalized the profession and lifted the ban on fees.
A political scientist is a person who studies government, political processes and political issues in a scientific way, often within the context of an academic institution. This field of study encompasses many things besides the formal institutions of government. Formal laws are indeed studied, but so are things like public opinion, parties and economics. As a science, the study of politics in an academy strives to be systematic, objective and impartial. Randomness and subjectivity are avoided, while personal biases and partisan views are kept out of the process. A political scientist can give opinions as well as conclusions, but they are always based on fact and supported by evidence and reasoning. The field is diverse and includes many different subfields. Some political scientists specialize in the study of a single country's unique institutions, such as in the study of American Government. Then there is the subfield of Comparative Politics, which compares different systems like democracies, republics, monarchies, etc. Political Economy is the subfield that deals with economic policy, such as fiscal, monetary and stabilization measures, as well as public regulation of industry. Foreign policy, military questions, national security, trade policy and international finance would generally fall under the category of International Relations. Finally, there are the two closely related subfields of Political Theory and Philosophy. These two areas would deal with more philosophical and analytical questions like justice and rights, and how these concepts would be applied to current institutions; for example, the ways in which political reform might lead to a more just or efficient arrangement of society.
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.
An aesthetician is a skin care specialist who does not have a medical background, but a cosmetic one in the beauty and style industry. It is a highly specialized branch of cosmetology and would be pursued by a cosmetologist with a special interest in skin care. Aestheticians work at salons and spas and perform specialist skin treatments on clients. Most often, treatments are focussed on the face but they may also perform body treatments such as body wraps, massages, waxing, sugaring, manicures and pedicures. Therapists also have specialist knowledge of skin care products and can offer advice on at-home skin care regimens and recommend specialist products to help address skin problems.
A computer repair technician is someone who repairs, maintains, and builds computer systems. A computer repair technician may also repair, maintain, and build whole local area networks of computers and server
Cartographers measure, analyze, and interpret geographic information to create maps and charts for political, cultural, educational, and other purposes.
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.
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other media. They create two- and three-dimensional models and animation. Although most multimedia artists are self-employed, some work directly for the motion picture and video industry. They often work long hours, especially when deadlines are approaching.
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.
A cabinetmaker, as the name would suggest, is an individual who engages in the activity of conceptualizing, designing and constructing furniture. They are usually considered synonymous with bench carpenters, although they have a particular specialization in cabinetry. Aside from building and designing cabinets, cabinet makers have the added task of installing them.
Physical therapists (also referred to as physiotherapists in some countries) help people who have injuries or illnesses improve their movement and manage their pain. They are often an important part of rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries. They typically work in private offices and clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. They spend much of their time on their feet, actively working with patients.
A pipe fitter, also known as a steam fitter, is a tradesman trained in the art of organizing, assembling, creating and maintaining mechanical piping systems that must withstand high pressure. These types of systems are usually industrial and include heating and cooling systems, and involve work with steam, ventilation, hydraulics, chemicals and fuel. This occupation is often overlooked and sometimes confused with the occupation of a plumber. However, a steam fitter and a plumber differ in the fact that plumbers work with low-pressure piping systems, such as utility systems. Pipe fitters work more in welding, and not very much in the fields of water or water sanitation.
Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory, or prison.
A Humanitarian is a person who actively engages in promoting human welfare and social reforms. There is no prejudice with human suffering or abuse on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, tribal, caste, religious or national divisions. A Humanitarian's goal is to save lives, relieve suffering, and to maintain human dignity.