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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Designer

    Designers have a desire to create. They mix knowledge with artistic ability. Designers focus in a specific area of design such as cars or Web sites. Designers make drafts or drawings by hand or with a computer. Designers must have an eye for color and detail. Being creative is also...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Desktop Publisher

    Using computer software, desktop publishers combine printed material, numbers, pictures, and charts to prepare publications. They also write and correct text. They make graphics to go with the text. They change pictures and drawings into digital pictures and then use them. Most workers take classes or complete certificate courses at...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Disc Jockey

    Disc jockeys work for radio stations, often in small rooms called studios. These rooms are air-conditioned and soundproof. It is very hard to get a job as a disc jockey. Classes in broadcast journalism at a college or technical school can help. Classes in English, public speaking, and drama are...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Doctor

    Doctors make people healthier. When people get sick, doctors figure out why. They examine people, listen to them describe their health problems, and do tests to see what is wrong. They give people medicine and other kinds of treatment. Becoming a doctor requires more training than most other jobs. It...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Economist

    Economists do research. They prepare surveys to collect data and figure out what the data mean. They also forecast how the economy might change in the future. Economists study topics such as prices, jobs, taxes, interest rates, and the stock market. Master's or Ph.D. degree in economics is needed for...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Electrical Engineer

    Electrical engineers design new and better electronics. They also test equipment and solve problems. A project starts by deciding what the new electronics will do. Then, the engineer designs the circuits and other parts of the electronics. Engineers might draw their designs using a computer. You need a college degree...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Engineering Technician

    Engineering technicians solve technical problems. Some help engineers and scientists do research and development. They build or set up equipment. They do experiments. They collect data and calculate results. They might also help to make a model of new equipment. People who have a 2-year college degree in engineering technology...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Environmental Scientist

    Environmental scientists look at pollution and other environmental problems and come up with solutions. They figure out what is in the air, water, and soil to make sure that the environment is safe. They also give advice on how to clean the environment. All of these workers need a college...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Farmer

    Farmers grow crops and raise animals. American farmers run some of the most productive farms in the world. Many sell their extra produce to other countries. Farmers decide when to plant, fertilize, harvest, and sell crops. Many people learn farming from growing up on a family farm. Young people also...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Fire Fighter

    Every year, fires take many lives and destroy billions of dollars worth of property. Fire fighters help protect people and property. Fire fighters put out fires, which is not as simple as it may sound. Fighting fires is dangerous and complex, and it takes organization and teamwork. Usually, fire fighters...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Judge

    Judges are in charge of trials and make sure that they are fair. They resolve differences between lawyers. They read the law to decide what lawyers can and can't do. Most judges have worked as lawyers. In fact, Federal and State judges usually must have worked as lawyers. That means...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Landscape Architect

    Landscape architects make outdoor places more beautiful and useful. They decide where to put flowers, trees, walkways, and other landscape details. They keep sports fields in good playing condition. They work with architects, surveyors, and engineers to find the best place to put roads and buildings. They work with environmental...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Lawyer

    Lawyers give people and companies advice and tell them what they can and can't do under the law. Sometimes, they hire lawyers to take their side in court against other people or companies, or against the government. All lawyers need a license from the State in which they want to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Loan Officer

    Loan officers help people apply for loans. This lets people do things like buy a house or a car, or pay for college. Loan officers usually have a college degree in finance, economics, or a similar field. It helps to know about computers and how they are used in banking....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Musician

    Musicians compose, sing, or play music. They might perform solo or as part of a group. They perform in sound studios and on stage. They also perform on television and in movies. You need musical talent to be a musician or singer. People who become musicians often learn how to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Nurse

    Nurses, also called registered nurses or RNs, take care of sick and injured people. They give people medicine. They treat wounds. And they give emotional support to patients and their families. Nurses must graduate from a nursing program. It takes about 2 years of college to attain an associate degree...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Pharmacist

    Pharmacists give medicine to people when a doctor says that they need it. They tell people how to use the medicine correctly. Pharmacists must have a license from the State in which they work. After high school, it usually takes at least 6 years of study, including college and pharmacy...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Photographer

    Photographers take pictures of people, places, or things. They take pictures to sell products, entertain people, report the news, or bring back memories. Most employers seek persons who really understand photography. They need workers who can dream up new ideas. They look for workers who are creative. Some employers need...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Physicist

    Physicists study the natural world, from the tiniest subatomic particles to the largest galaxies. They do experiments to discover the laws of nature. They study what things are made of (matter) and how things behave. They also learn about energy, studying how it changes from one form to another. You...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Pilot

    Pilots fly airplanes and helicopters to do many jobs. Most pilots fly people and cargo from place to place. Some pilots test new planes, fight fires, do police work, or rescue people who are hurt or in danger. All pilots who are paid to fly must have a license from...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Police Officer

    Police officers and detectives enforce laws. They catch criminals. They collect evidence. They sometimes testify in court. Others patrol set areas to prevent crime. Some patrol and give out traffic tickets. Some direct traffic. Most police officers must be U.S. citizens. They must be healthy, strong, and of good character....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Professional Athlete

    Very athletic people might want to consider getting a job as a "Pro" athlete. But they should know that very few athletes ever make it that far. It's a good idea, then, to have another job in mind as well. Professional athletes include baseball, football, basketball, and tennis players; golfers,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Psychologist

    Psychologists study the human mind. They also try to explain why people act as they do. They do research to test their ideas about people's actions. Their research methods vary. They may get data from lab tests, interviews, and surveys. Psychologists have to go to school for a long time....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Recreation And Fitness Worker

    Recreation workers plan and teach activities that people enjoy in their free time. This may include camping, sports, arts and crafts, dance, or drama. Recreation workers organize these activities for people of all ages. Many full-time jobs as a recreation worker require a college degree with a major in parks...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Social Worker

    Social workers help people overcome problems and make their lives better. They might work with people who are homeless, sick, or having family problems. Or they might help students who are having trouble in school. Social workers must go to a 4-year college. Many social workers also need additional schooling...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Statistician

    Statisticians help to design surveys and experiments. They also collect, analyze, and interpret numerical data. Some work for businesses and some work in government. Some people with only a college degree in statistics are able to get entry-level jobs as statisticians. However, additional schooling is needed for most of the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Teacher

    Teachers teach children to read, write, do math, and much more. They use games, videos, computers, and other tools to teach children different subjects. All teachers in public schools must have a teaching certificate and a license to teach. Some are licensed to teach preschool through grade 3. Others are...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Veterinarian

    If you like animals and science, you might want to be a veterinarian. Veterinarians take care of sick and injured animals. Like doctors, they perform surgery and give medicine to animals. All veterinarians need to go to college, which usually takes 4 years. They study biology, chemistry, physics, nutrition, and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Writer

    Writers and editors write! Writers write made up stories, or they write about things that really happened. A writer or editor must have a college degree. To get a job, the best subjects to study are communications, journalism, and English. If you are going to be a technical writer, you...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Zookeeper

    Many people like animals, but taking care of them is hard work. Zookeepers take care of wild animals in zoos and animal parks. They feed the animals, clean their living spaces, and work to keep them healthy. Many keepers go to college for 2 or 4 years. They often study...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Actor

    Actors perform in the theatre, radio, television, video, or motion pictures. It's hard for most actors to find steady work. Actors follow many paths. They should love acting and entertaining others. Most new actors play a part in high school and college plays or act with local groups. Employment of...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Actuary

    Actuaries deal with risk. They decide how likely things such as death, sickness, injury, disability, and loss of property are to occur, as well as the costs of these things. Actuaries also decide how much money it will take in order to get a certain amount of retirement income. Actuaries...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Agricultural And Food Scientist

    Agricultural and food scientists study farm crops and animals. They solve problems in agriculture and food production. These may include finding ways to help farms use less labor and conserve soil and water, or how to control pests and weeds. They use the principles of biology, chemistry, and other sciences....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Artist

    Artists make art to express what they are feeling or thinking. They use many methods including drawing, painting, and sculpting. They use an assortment of materials - different kinds of paints, pencils, and pens, plaster, clay, and even computers. An artist's work may show objects, people, nature, or events. Though...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Automotive Mechanic

    Automotive service technicians and mechanics fix cars or light trucks that have broken down. They must be able to figure out the source of the problem quickly and correctly. They must know automobiles well. Automotive technology is becoming more complex. Persons who want to enter this field should get formal...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Bookkeeping Clerk

    Bookkeeping clerks add, subtract, multiply, and divide many numbers each day. They must be able to use computers to calculate and record data. There is a wide variety of bookkeeping clerks. Certain clerks handle only specific accounts. Some bookkeepers maintain books for an entire company. Most financial clerks have at...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Chemist

    Chemists and materials scientists find ways to make chemicals useful to us. They also try to improve things that people use daily, such as paint, medicine, and cosmetics, as well as cars and airplanes. Chemists also search for new chemicals in nature. They search for ways to save energy and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Child Care Worker

    Child care workers teach and care for children while their parents are away. They make sure children are safe. They might also help them play games, do art, and read books. Child care workers need to be energetic, fun, and patient. They help kids gain new skills and learn how...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Civil Engineer

    Civil engineers design things. These might be roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, or water supply and sewage systems. They must consider many factors in their designs, from the costs to making sure the structure will stay intact during bad weather. This is one of the oldest types of engineering....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Coach

    Coaches help people learn how to play a sport. They start by teaching them the basics, such as proper form and technique. Education and training requirements for coaches vary greatly by the level and type of sport. Some people start by coaching young kids on recreation teams. Then they might...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Designer

    Designers have a desire to create. They mix knowledge with artistic ability. Designers focus in a specific area of design such as cars or Web sites. Designers make drafts or drawings by hand or with a computer. Designers must have an eye for color and detail. Being creative is also...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Desktop Publisher

    Using computer software, desktop publishers combine printed material, numbers, pictures, and charts to prepare publications. They also write and correct text. They make graphics to go with the text. They change pictures and drawings into digital pictures and then use them. Most workers take classes or complete certificate courses at...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Disc Jockey

    Disc jockeys work for radio stations, often in small rooms called studios. These rooms are air-conditioned and soundproof. It is very hard to get a job as a disc jockey. Classes in broadcast journalism at a college or technical school can help. Classes in English, public speaking, and drama are...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Doctor

    Doctors make people healthier. When people get sick, doctors figure out why. They examine people, listen to them describe their health problems, and do tests to see what is wrong. They give people medicine and other kinds of treatment. Becoming a doctor requires more training than most other jobs. It...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Economist

    Economists do research. They prepare surveys to collect data and figure out what the data mean. They also forecast how the economy might change in the future. Economists study topics such as prices, jobs, taxes, interest rates, and the stock market. Master's or Ph.D. degree in economics is needed for...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Electrical Engineer

    Electrical engineers design new and better electronics. They also test equipment and solve problems. A project starts by deciding what the new electronics will do. Then, the engineer designs the circuits and other parts of the electronics. Engineers might draw their designs using a computer. You need a college degree...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Engineering Technician

    Engineering technicians solve technical problems. Some help engineers and scientists do research and development. They build or set up equipment. They do experiments. They collect data and calculate results. They might also help to make a model of new equipment. People who have a 2-year college degree in engineering technology...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Environmental Scientist

    Environmental scientists look at pollution and other environmental problems and come up with solutions. They figure out what is in the air, water, and soil to make sure that the environment is safe. They also give advice on how to clean the environment. All of these workers need a college...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Farmer

    Farmers grow crops and raise animals. American farmers run some of the most productive farms in the world. Many sell their extra produce to other countries. Farmers decide when to plant, fertilize, harvest, and sell crops. Many people learn farming from growing up on a family farm. Young people also...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Fire Fighter

    Every year, fires take many lives and destroy billions of dollars worth of property. Fire fighters help protect people and property. Fire fighters put out fires, which is not as simple as it may sound. Fighting fires is dangerous and complex, and it takes organization and teamwork. Usually, fire fighters...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Judge

    Judges are in charge of trials and make sure that they are fair. They resolve differences between lawyers. They read the law to decide what lawyers can and can't do. Most judges have worked as lawyers. In fact, Federal and State judges usually must have worked as lawyers. That means...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Landscape Architect

    Landscape architects make outdoor places more beautiful and useful. They decide where to put flowers, trees, walkways, and other landscape details. They keep sports fields in good playing condition. They work with architects, surveyors, and engineers to find the best place to put roads and buildings. They work with environmental...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Lawyer

    Lawyers give people and companies advice and tell them what they can and can't do under the law. Sometimes, they hire lawyers to take their side in court against other people or companies, or against the government. All lawyers need a license from the State in which they want to...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Loan Officer

    Loan officers help people apply for loans. This lets people do things like buy a house or a car, or pay for college. Loan officers usually have a college degree in finance, economics, or a similar field. It helps to know about computers and how they are used in banking....

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Musician

    Musicians compose, sing, or play music. They might perform solo or as part of a group. They perform in sound studios and on stage. They also perform on television and in movies. You need musical talent to be a musician or singer. People who become musicians often learn how to...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Nurse

    Nurses, also called registered nurses or RNs, take care of sick and injured people. They give people medicine. They treat wounds. And they give emotional support to patients and their families. Nurses must graduate from a nursing program. It takes about 2 years of college to attain an associate degree...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Pharmacist

    Pharmacists give medicine to people when a doctor says that they need it. They tell people how to use the medicine correctly. Pharmacists must have a license from the State in which they work. After high school, it usually takes at least 6 years of study, including college and pharmacy...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Photographer

    Photographers take pictures of people, places, or things. They take pictures to sell products, entertain people, report the news, or bring back memories. Most employers seek persons who really understand photography. They need workers who can dream up new ideas. They look for workers who are creative. Some employers need...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Physicist

    Physicists study the natural world, from the tiniest subatomic particles to the largest galaxies. They do experiments to discover the laws of nature. They study what things are made of (matter) and how things behave. They also learn about energy, studying how it changes from one form to another. You...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Pilot

    Pilots fly airplanes and helicopters to do many jobs. Most pilots fly people and cargo from place to place. Some pilots test new planes, fight fires, do police work, or rescue people who are hurt or in danger. All pilots who are paid to fly must have a license from...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Police Officer

    Police officers and detectives enforce laws. They catch criminals. They collect evidence. They sometimes testify in court. Others patrol set areas to prevent crime. Some patrol and give out traffic tickets. Some direct traffic. Most police officers must be U.S. citizens. They must be healthy, strong, and of good character....

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Professional Athlete

    Very athletic people might want to consider getting a job as a "Pro" athlete. But they should know that very few athletes ever make it that far. It's a good idea, then, to have another job in mind as well. Professional athletes include baseball, football, basketball, and tennis players; golfers,...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Psychologist

    Psychologists study the human mind. They also try to explain why people act as they do. They do research to test their ideas about people's actions. Their research methods vary. They may get data from lab tests, interviews, and surveys. Psychologists have to go to school for a long time....

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Recreation And Fitness Worker

    Recreation workers plan and teach activities that people enjoy in their free time. This may include camping, sports, arts and crafts, dance, or drama. Recreation workers organize these activities for people of all ages. Many full-time jobs as a recreation worker require a college degree with a major in parks...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Social Worker

    Social workers help people overcome problems and make their lives better. They might work with people who are homeless, sick, or having family problems. Or they might help students who are having trouble in school. Social workers must go to a 4-year college. Many social workers also need additional schooling...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Statistician

    Statisticians help to design surveys and experiments. They also collect, analyze, and interpret numerical data. Some work for businesses and some work in government. Some people with only a college degree in statistics are able to get entry-level jobs as statisticians. However, additional schooling is needed for most of the...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Teacher

    Teachers teach children to read, write, do math, and much more. They use games, videos, computers, and other tools to teach children different subjects. All teachers in public schools must have a teaching certificate and a license to teach. Some are licensed to teach preschool through grade 3. Others are...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Veterinarian

    If you like animals and science, you might want to be a veterinarian. Veterinarians take care of sick and injured animals. Like doctors, they perform surgery and give medicine to animals. All veterinarians need to go to college, which usually takes 4 years. They study biology, chemistry, physics, nutrition, and...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Writer

    Writers and editors write! Writers write made up stories, or they write about things that really happened. A writer or editor must have a college degree. To get a job, the best subjects to study are communications, journalism, and English. If you are going to be a technical writer, you...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Zookeeper

    Many people like animals, but taking care of them is hard work. Zookeepers take care of wild animals in zoos and animal parks. They feed the animals, clean their living spaces, and work to keep them healthy. Many keepers go to college for 2 or 4 years. They often study...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Numbers as Pictures: Examples of Data Visualization From the Business Employment Dynamics Program

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics presents a wealth of information to the general public. Much of this information is published in the form of tables and simple charts; however recent research has shown that humans are able to interpret information from visual cues better than they can interpret through tables...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Actor

    Actors perform in the theatre, radio, television, video, or motion pictures. It's hard for most actors to find steady work. Actors follow many paths. They should love acting and entertaining others. Most new actors play a part in high school and college plays or act with local groups. Employment of...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Actuary

    Actuaries deal with risk. They decide how likely things such as death, sickness, injury, disability, and loss of property are to occur, as well as the costs of these things. Actuaries also decide how much money it will take in order to get a certain amount of retirement income. Actuaries...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Agricultural And Food Scientist

    Agricultural and food scientists study farm crops and animals. They solve problems in agriculture and food production. These may include finding ways to help farms use less labor and conserve soil and water, or how to control pests and weeds. They use the principles of biology, chemistry, and other sciences....

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Artist

    Artists make art to express what they are feeling or thinking. They use many methods including drawing, painting, and sculpting. They use an assortment of materials - different kinds of paints, pencils, and pens, plaster, clay, and even computers. An artist's work may show objects, people, nature, or events. Though...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Automotive Mechanic

    Automotive service technicians and mechanics fix cars or light trucks that have broken down. They must be able to figure out the source of the problem quickly and correctly. They must know automobiles well. Automotive technology is becoming more complex. Persons who want to enter this field should get formal...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Bookkeeping Clerk

    Bookkeeping clerks add, subtract, multiply, and divide many numbers each day. They must be able to use computers to calculate and record data. There is a wide variety of bookkeeping clerks. Certain clerks handle only specific accounts. Some bookkeepers maintain books for an entire company. Most financial clerks have at...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Chemist

    Chemists and materials scientists find ways to make chemicals useful to us. They also try to improve things that people use daily, such as paint, medicine, and cosmetics, as well as cars and airplanes. Chemists also search for new chemicals in nature. They search for ways to save energy and...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Child Care Worker

    Child care workers teach and care for children while their parents are away. They make sure children are safe. They might also help them play games, do art, and read books. Child care workers need to be energetic, fun, and patient. They help kids gain new skills and learn how...

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Civil Engineer

    Civil engineers design things. These might be roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, or water supply and sewage systems. They must consider many factors in their designs, from the costs to making sure the structure will stay intact during bad weather. This is one of the oldest types of engineering....

    Provided By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics