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
A transit officer is a police officer that specializes in maintaining order and balance on any transportation system. Whether they work for a freight company, railroad, bus line, subway, or other form of transportation, transit officers keep the people and property on these systems safe. These officers are responsible for responding to and investigating crimes that occur in these specific environments. Examples of transit officers are transit officers that work for Amtrak police, or the Transit authority police of any municipality such as the transportation authority of Massachusetts Bay. Most only have limited power and can only investigate crimes and apprehend criminals that are in violation of transit rules and regulations or on transit property. Some transit officers, such as those in Utah, have full power of jurisdiction, meaning they can arrest for other crimes when necessary. In areas where rail travel and freight are prominent, transit officers are necessary assets that keep the railroad running smoothly. They keep passengers and freight safe and make sure that illegal contraband doesn’t get through on railways to other places. They are the people that make sure passengers get from point A to point B safely and securely.
A switchboard operator works for major companies, hospitals, hotels, and large companies where an influx of telephone calls are normally coming in. The operator assists callers by answering the line and connecting the caller to the correct person or department. Before modern inventions came into play, switchboard workers had to manually connect callers on a switchboard by plugging phone lines into the correct circuit. Today, switchboard operators work through computerized systems that need less human involvement. The operators of today are more customer service driven than in older days.
Opticians give people the gift of better vision. They are the eye experts who specialize in correcting people's vision. Opticians are qualified to design and fit lenses of all types and then give them out to patients. These lenses could be spectacle lenses (glasses), contact lenses, products called low-vision aids (magnified lenses or larger font), or even opthalmic prosthetics (artificial eyes, also known as an ocular prosthesis) for people with partial sight. There are various types of eye doctors; other types include optometrists or ophthalmologists. While optometry and ophthalmology are both disciplines that deal with the health and disease of the eye among other various things, opticians generally only deal with fitting and dispensing lenses. However, in countries besides the United States and Canada, licensed opticians may also examine the eyes for disease or other problems and issue their own prescriptions.
The job of Motion Picture Producer may seem like a very glamorous one, but although it allows for a great deal of artistic and creative freedom, it is a job that requires hard work and perseverance. Producers are responsible for taking a writer's script and using it to create movies, television shows, live theater, and other artistic productions. The Motion Picture Producer takes full responsibility for the project from beginning to end, makes all the final decisions, and is accountable for how the end product turns out. Producers need to be creative and practical at the same time. The director will make an artistic interpretation of the script and the producer needs to put it into financial terms. Producers usually have a good understanding of the industry as a whole, whether it be film, television, radio, theater or other art production area. They need to understand the competition and know how to best market their creative product.
Family social workers help people get through difficult times or get additional support. They help other workers, such as psychologists, and they help clients find benefits or community services. They work for nonprofit organizations, for-profit social service agencies, and for various levels of government. They generally work full time, and some work nights and weekends.
Petroleum, or oil, has been utilized since prehistoric times to provide warmth and light, in warfare, and for medicinal purposes. It is an essential resource which is used daily in most parts of the world. A petroleum pump system operator oversees petroleum refining and processing. Both the manifold and the pumping system will be controlled, governing the circulation of liquid materials through a refinery.
Meter readers work for companies that provide utilities or services to customers. They are responsible for traveling to different residential and commercial locations on assigned routes and gathering accurate data about the amount of utilities used. Many meter readers work for gas, electric, and water companies. They have excellent mathematics skills and knowledge of accurate recordkeeping. Meter readers have strong customer service skills, are self-motivated, and require little to no experience before beginning a long-term career.
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.
Mining and geological engineers design mines for the safe and efficient removal of minerals, such as coal and metals, for manufacturing and utilities. Mining engineers work mostly in mining operations in remote locations. However, some work in sand-and-gravel operations located near larger cities.
A person in the field of biostatistics is someone who uses or applies mathematics and statistics to varying categories in biology. They design biological experiments primarily in the field of agriculture and medicine; collect, dissect, and summarize the data; and release information based on the findings of that data. They are a critical addition to any research team and are often involved in the writing of papers on groundbreaking topics and research. They work on methods in applied and theoretical statistics in order to advance the science of data analysis beyond current levels. Anytime statistics, like “75% of people who smoke develop lung cancer," are heard, one can be sure that the hard work of a biostatistics personnel was behind it. These highly trained and educated people analyze and study the determining factors that impact the health and well-being of people, plants, and animals in order to arrive at conclusions about disorders, disease, or other health risks. With this information a biostatistics professional can study the effects of various treatments based on the findings and numbers of the analysis.
Sales managers direct organizations' sales teams. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for the organization’s sales representatives. Sales managers are often required to travel. Most sales managers work full time, and long hours, including evenings and weekends, are common.
The term coroner has different meanings, depending on the country that one resides in. Coroners in the United States are specialized physicians with training in forensic pathology. They examine all aspects of the body after death, including the tissues, cells, and organs to determine a cause of death. In other countries they are an official of the court who heads up the investigations of deaths for the court system.
Financial clerks govern many different financial transactions in businesses by keeping track of a company’s money and interacting with customers. These individuals primarily perform administrative work for banking, insurance, and other companies. They keep records, help customers, and carry out financial transactions.
Information research scientists invent and design new technology and find new uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, science, medicine, and other uses. Most work for computer systems design and related services firms, scientific research and development companies, or the federal government. Most work full time, and those who do independent research may have flexibility in their work schedules.
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.
Shipmates, also known as merchant mariners, are professional seamen who operate and maintain ships of all sizes. The typical deep-sea ship's crew consists of three different ship officers: the first mate, the second mate, and the third mate. Each ship officer's job duties increase in importance with the first mate having the most responsibilities of the three shipmates. Shipmates occasionally work on freshwater vessels as well. These boats that sail on fresh bodies of water such as large lakes typically have a much smaller crew. Often, only a single merchant marine will handle all of the job responsibilities usually handled by the three shipmates. The smaller size of most freshwater vessels makes this job possible. Merchant mariners, contrary to popular misconception, are highly trained professionals who dedicate long hours and perform the arduous day-to-day tasks of operating seagoing and freshwater ships. These professional civilian sailors may ferry people or massive amounts of cargo such as raw fuels, metals, and other commodities from country to country. Indeed, without the work of merchant mariners, the entire global commodities market would not function as efficiently.
A food batchmaker creates large batches of food products and generally works at a food manufacturing facility where they have to follow recipes. As part of their work, they collect test results and record timings, temperature, and ingredients used. Food batchmakers also select and weigh ingredients and place them in containers. The weights are usually in imperial or metric units.
A surgeon is a physician who cuts the human body for the purpose of removing diseased tissue or organs, to repair body systems, or to replace diseased organs with transplants. Surgeons can be general surgeons and perform all types of surgery, or they can be specialized, such as heart surgeons or bariatric surgeons. Surgeons can work as dental surgeons, foot surgeons, orthopediac surgeons, and in numerous other areas of specialty.
A medical secretary is a member of staff in health care facilities like hospitals and doctors' offices who performs administrative and supportive functions. In addition to having administrative skills, medical secretaries should have knowledge of medical terminology, the general language of the medical profession and be familiar with various medical procedures and business practices. This is because of the uniqueness of the health facilities work environments. On a typical day, healthcare facilities are busy attending to the many patients who seek their services. Secretaries play an important role of receiving patients, assisting them with filling out forms, maintenance and retrieval of medical files, transcribing and typing of medical reports. Generally, they organize the huge amounts of data that the facilities generate every day. A medical secretary performs a range of duties, which helps to streamline the operations of a medical practice, hospital etc. Being among the first persons that patients interact with when they arrive or call the facility, medical secretaries form an important link between patients and physicians. Often, the size of the facility determines the structure of hierarchy and the specific duties assigned to the secretary. In a smaller private clinic for example, the secretary may report directly to the physician. Larger establishments on the other hand, may have a structure of hierarchy in which the secretary reports to the department's head and may specialize on a specific function.