A pilot, sometimes called an aviator, is someone in the aviation industry who operates various types of aircraft in order to transport passengers or goods from one location to another. They are employed by commercial airlines, corporations, or governments. In some cases, pilots are self-employed or work for an individual to provide private transport in small aircraft or private jets. Aviation is a diverse career field with many opportunities in both the public and private sectors and even opportunities to work in an educational setting.
Dyeing machine operators are industrial workers who operate and maintain the machinery used to add color to commercial goods. Dyeing machines are used heavily in the advertising, fashion design and textile manufacturing industries, although this is far from an exhaustive list.
Fire inspectors visit and inspect buildings and other structures, such as sports arenas and shopping malls, to search for fire hazards and to ensure that federal, state, and local fire codes are met. They also test and inspect fire protection and fire extinguishing equipment to ensure that it works. Fire inspectors work both in offices and in the field. In the field, inspectors examine public buildings and multi-family residential buildings.
Airline and commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes or helicopters. Airline pilots fly for airlines that transport people and cargo on a fixed schedule. Commercial pilots fly aircraft for other reasons, such as charter flights, rescue operations, firefighting, aerial photography, and crop dusting. Pilots spend a considerable amount of time away from home because flights often involve overnight layovers. Those who fly international routes may experience jetlag. Many have variable schedules.
Surveyors establish official land, airspace, and water boundaries. Surveyors work with civil engineers, landscape architects, and urban and regional planners to develop comprehensive design documents. They work outdoors in many types of terrain, and they also work indoors to prepare legal documents and other reports. They usually work full time.
Delivery service drivers pick up, transport, and drop off packages within a small region or urban area. Most of the time, they transport merchandise from a distribution center to businesses and households. Delivery service drivers have a physically demanding job. When loading and unloading cargo, drivers do a lot of lifting, carrying, and walking.
Customer service representatives interact with customers on behalf of an organization. They provide information about products and services and respond to customer complaints. Some also take orders and process returns. Many customer service representatives work in customer contact centers. Others work in insurance agencies, banks, stores, or other places that have contact with customers. Most work full time, although part-time and variable schedules are also common.
Security guards patrol and inspect property against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. They monitor people and buildings in an effort to prevent crime.
Mental health counsellors help people manage or overcome mental and emotional disorders and problems with their family and relationships. They listen to clients and ask questions to help the clients understand their problems and develop strategies to improve their lives. They work in a variety of settings, such as private practice and mental health centers. Most work full time.
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.
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 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.
An important and necessary job that many people never think about is that of an embalmer, also known as mortician and undertaker. The name may bring up visions of a dank and creepy morgue filled with stereotypical dark characters. The vision is highly inaccurate, however. Those who work in this industry are skilled, dedicated and caring individuals who see their profession as a way to treat the deceased and their families with dignity and respect. In recent years several reality shows have given television viewers an honest look at what it is like to run a funeral home. They are often a family-run business, carried on for many generations. Embalming is considered an art and a science, and it is a highly respected profession. Although the practice of embalming goes back to ancient Egypt, it became more popular in America after the Civil War. Not only did people want to have a last look at their loved ones before burial, modern notions of health and sanitation viewed embalming as important to community health. During the past 30 years embalming has become common in most countries. The funeral industry itself has grown and is now a necessary and lucrative part of modern society around the world. Embalming practices differ according to culture, although regulations in many countries involve specific requirements that must be followed regardless of culture.
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.
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.
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.
Postal service workers sell postal products and collect, sort, and deliver mail. They include such positions as clerks and mail sorters, mail carriers, processors, and processing machine operators
Insurance underwriters decide whether to provide insurance and under what terms. They evaluate insurance applications and determine coverage amounts and premiums.
A flight attendant is someone whose primary duty is to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers during an airline flight. They are part of the cabin crew for the plane, a team of personnel who operate a commercial, business, or even military aircraft while traveling domestically or internationally. Since the career began in 1912, male flight attendants have also been known as stewards or air hosts and females as stewardesses or air hostesses. Flight attendants are specially trained for the aircraft in which they work, since passenger safety is their foremost concern.