SET 30 - Analyzing Activities

Judging, Evaluating, and Studying Activities

What do you do?

The activities you seek to embody repeatedly reveal the type of action you are best suited for. Use the activities you excel or are willing to excel at. SET 30: Studying - Evaluating - Judging - Analyzing Activities

What do you want to do?

Analyzing, studying and evaluating objects is at the core of your skills and talents. Understanding physical bodies and systems is the type of activity that you like to perform repeatedly.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations

Aerospace Engineers

Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

Aerospace Engineers Profession, engineers career
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Agricultural Engineers

Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.

Agricultural Engineers Career, engineers career
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Architects

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.

Architect Career, architects career, Architecture and engineering occupations
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Similar: Architectural Consultants; Historical Building Restoration Specialists; Model Makers; Transportation Planner; Urban and Regional Planners video

Architectural and Engineering Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

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Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers

Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological, agricultural, and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

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Similar: Genetic Engineers

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for one or more purposes, such as legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data.

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Profession, cartographers career
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Chemical Engineers

Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Chemical Engineers Career
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Similar: Absorption and Adsorption Engineers; Optical Engineers

Civil Engineers

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.

Civil Engineer Profession, engineers career, Architecture and engineering occupations
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Similar: Acoustic Engineers; Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians video; Engineering Consultants; Roadway Engineers; Structural Engineers; Transportation Engineers

Computer Hardware Engineers

Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Electrical and Electronics Engineers Career
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Similar: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians video; Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians video; Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists

Environmental Engineers

Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.

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Similar: Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians video; Water/Wastewater Engineers; Validation Engineers

Industrial Engineers

Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.

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Similar: Human Factors Engineers; Industrial Engineering Technicians video; Manufacturing Engineers

Landscape Architects

Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.

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Similar: Landscape Designers

Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

 

Design, develop, and evaluate the operation of marine vessels, ship machinery, and related equipment, such as power supply and propulsion systems.

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Materials Engineers and Scientists

Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials.

Materials Engineers and Scientists, Architecture and Engineering Occupations
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Mechanical Engineers

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Mechanical Engineers Career, Architecture and Engineering Occupations
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Similar: Automotive Engineers; Automotive Engineering Technicians; Calibration Technologists and Technicians; Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists; Mechanical Engineering Technicians video; Mechatronics Engineers; Microsystems Engineers; Nanosystems Engineers; Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists and Technicians; Nanotechnology scientists; Photonics Engineers; Photonics Technicians; Robotics Engineers; Robotics Technicians

Mining and Geological Engineers

Conduct subsurface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites. May specify the ground support systems, processes, and equipment for safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction or underground construction activities. May inspect areas for unsafe geological conditions, equipment, and working conditions.

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Similar: Mining Safety Engineers

Non-Destructive Testing Specialists

Test the safety of structures, vehicles, or vessels using x-ray, ultrasound, fiber optic or related equipment.

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Petroleum Engineers

Devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice.

Petroleum Engineers Career, Architecture and Engineering Occupations
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Similar: Energy Engineers; Fuel Cell Engineers; Nuclear Engineers video; Nuclear Technicians; Solar Energy Systems Engineers; Wind Energy Engineers

Surveyors

Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth’s surface for engineering, map-making, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

Surveyors Career, Architecture and Engineering Occupations
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Similar: Geodetic Surveyors; Surveying and Mapping Technicians video

Telecommunications Engineering Specialists

Design or configure wired, wireless, and satellite communications systems for voice, video, and data services. Supervise installation, service, and maintenance.

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Similar: Security Engineering Officers

Arts and Design Occupations

Art Directors

Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.

Art Directors Career, art directors profession, arts career, Arts and Design Occupations
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Similar: Performing Arts Administrators

Commercial and Industrial Designers

Design and develop manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children’s toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

Commercial and Industrial Designers Career, Commercial and Industrial Designers Profession, Design career, Arts and Design Occupations
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Similar: Bicycle Designers; Inventors

Craft Artists

Create or reproduce handmade objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.

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Fashion Designers

Fashion designers create clothing, accessories, and footwear.

Fashion Designers career, Arts and Design Occupations
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Similar: Costume designers; Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers video; Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers video

Fine Artists, painters, sculptors, and illustrators

Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

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Graphic Designers

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

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Similar: Advertising Artists; Commercial Artists

Interior Designers

Plan, design, and furnish the internal space of rooms or buildings. Design interior environments or create physical layouts that are practical, aesthetic, and conducive to the intended purposes. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

Interior Designers career, Arts and Design Occupations
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Similar: Color Specialists; Interior Decorators; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

Multimedia Artists and Animators

Special effects artists and animators create images that appear to move and visual effects for various forms of media and entertainment.

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Photographers

Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. May use lighting equipment to enhance a subject’s appearance. May use editing software to produce finished images and prints. Includes commercial and industrial photographers, scientific photographers, and photojournalists.

Photographers Career, Photographers Profession, Arts career, Arts and Design Occupations
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Similar: Photojournalists

Set and Exhibit Designers

Design special exhibits and sets for film, video, television, and theater productions. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.

Set and Exhibit Designers Career, Arts and Design Occupations
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Business and Financial Occupations

Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate

Appraise real estate, exclusively, and estimate its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.

Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate Career, Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate Profession, Business and Financial Occupations
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Similar: Appraisers of Personal and Business Property; Government Property Inspectors and Investigators; Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers video; Real estate brokers and sales agents video

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

Review settled claims to determine that payments and settlements are made in accordance with company practices and procedures. Confer with legal counsel on claims requiring litigation. May also settle insurance claims.

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators Career, Business and Financial Occupations
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Similar: Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage, Insurance Underwriters

Logisticians

Analyze and coordinate the ongoing logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources.

Logisticians Career, Logisticians Profession, Business and Financial Occupations
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Similar: Logistics Analysts; Logistics Engineers

Computer and Mathematical Occupations

Computer and Information Research Scientists

Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

Computer and Information Research Scientists Career, Computer and Information Research Scientists Profession, Computer and Mathematical Occupations
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Similar: Artificial Intelligence Engineers; Bioinformatics Scientists; Computer and Information Systems Managers video; Computer Hardware Engineers video

Computer Network Architects

Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks, wide area networks, intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning, including analysis of capacity needs for network infrastructures.

Computer User and Network Support Specialists Career, Computer User and Network Support Specialists Profession, Computer and Mathematical Occupations
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Computer Programmers

Create, modify, and test the code and scripts that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software and web developers or other individuals. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Computer Programmers Career, Computer Programmers Profession, Computer and Mathematical Occupations
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Computer Systems Analysts

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to develop and implement solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions, improve existing computer systems, and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and schedule limitations.

Computer Systems Analysts Career, Computer and Mathematical Occupations
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Similar: Computer Systems Engineers/Architects; Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians

Database Administrators

Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. Identify, investigate, and resolve database performance issues, database capacity, and database scalability.

Database Administrators Career, Database Administrators Profession, Computer and Mathematical Occupations
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Similar: Bioinformatics Technicians; Clinical Data Managers; Data Scientists; Database Architects; Document Management Specialists; Data Warehousing Specialists; Database Architects; Document Management Specialists; Health Informatics Specialists; Web Administrators

Information Security Analysts

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. Assess system vulnerabilities for security risks and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure.

Information Security Analysts Career, Information Security Analysts Profession, Computer and Mathematical Occupations
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Similar: Computer Security Specialists; Information Security Engineers, Penetration Testers

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Install, configure, and maintain an organization’s local area network, wide area network , data communications network, operating systems, and physical and virtual servers. Perform system monitoring and verify the integrity and availability of hardware, network, and server resources and systems.

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Construction and Extraction Occupations

Carpenters

Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood and comparable materials, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors.

Carpenter Career, Carpenter Profession, Construction and Extraction Occupations
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Similar: Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters video; Furniture Finishers; Woodworkers; Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Construction Laborers

Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments.

Construction Laborers Career, Construction Laborer Profession, Construction and Extraction Occupations
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Similar: Boilermakers video; Brickmasons and Blockmasons video; Carpet Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers and Tapers video; Fence Erectors video; Floor Layers video; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers video; Helpers, Construction Trades; Highway Maintenance Workers video; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall video; Loading and Moving Machine Operators; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators video; Painters, Construction and Maintenance video; Paperhangers video; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators video; Pile Driver Operators, Pipelayers video; Plasterers and Stucco Masons video; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters video; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators video; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers video; Roofers video; Segmental Pavers; Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners video; Stonemasons, Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Stone Setters; Weatherization Installers and Technicians video

Construction and Building Inspectors

Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

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Similar: Energy Auditors

Earth Drillers

Operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap subsurface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Career, Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Profession, Construction and Extraction Occupations
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Similar: Continuous Mining Machine Operators; Conveyor Operators and Tenders; Crane and Tower Operators; Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders video; Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas video; Dredge Operators; Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators; Surface Mining video; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters video; Hoist and Winch Operators; Rock Splitters, Quarry video; Roof Bolters, Mining; Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas; Roustabouts, Oil and Gas video; Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas; Underground Mining Machine Operators; Wellhead Pumpers

Electricians

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

Electrician Career, Electrician Profession, Construction and Extraction Occupations
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First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers Career, Construction and Extraction Occupations
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Similar: Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.

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Sheet Metal Workers

Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings.

Sheet Metal Workers Career, Sheet Metal Workers Profession, Construction and Extraction Occupations
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Similar: Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters video; Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers video

Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.

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Similar: Solar Energy Installation Managers, Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians

Education and Library Occupations

Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers

Archivists and curators oversee institutions’ collections, such as of historical items or of artwork. Museum technicians and conservators prepare and restore items in those collections.

Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers Career, Education and Library Occupations
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Similar: Antique Dealers; Art Appraisers; Art Critics; Art Restorers; Auctioneers; Museum Directors; Museum Technicians and Conservators

Farm and Home Management Educators

Instruct and advise individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home management activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to advance agricultural and home management activities. May develop educational outreach programs.

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Entertainment and Sports Occupations

Actors

Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or film productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Actors interpret serious or comic roles by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform the audience. Entertainment Career

Actors Career, actors profession, entertainment career, Entertainment and Sports Occupations
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Similar: Comedians; Stunt Performers

Athletes and Sports Competitors

Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators. Practice, effort, and personal improvement are a constant in all sports careers.

Athletes and Sports Careers, Entertainment and Sports Occupations
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Coaches and Scouts

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports for the primary purpose of competition. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes’ strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes’ technique to prepare them for competition.

Coaches and Scouts Career, Coaches and Scouts Profession, Sports career, Entertainment and Sports Occupations
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Similar: Athletic Trainers video

Dancers and Choreographers

Dancers and choreographers use dance performances to express ideas and stories.

Dancers and Choreographers Career, Dancers and Choreographers Profession, arts career, entertainment career, Entertainment and Sports Occupations
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Similar: Cheerleaders

Musicians and Singers

Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

Musicians and Singers Career, Musicians and Singers Profession, arts career, entertainment career, Entertainment and Sports Occupations
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Farming and Fishing Occupations

Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Work with agricultural scientists in plant, fiber, and animal research, or assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments.

Agricultural and Food Science Technician, Farming and Fishing Occupations
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Similar: Animal Scientists; Agricultural Engineers video; Precision Agriculture Technicians; Food Scientists and Technologists video; Range Managers; Soil and Plant Scientists

Agricultural Inspectors

Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

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Agricultural Workers

Agricultural workers maintain crops and tend to livestock.

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Similar: Agricultural Equipment Operators; Animal Breeders; Farmers, Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products video; Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, Greenhouse, and Aquacultural Animals; Farmers, Ranchers and Other Agricultural Managers Career video; Organic Farmers; Winemakers

Fishing Workers

Trap, catch, or gather  aquatic animals and plants. May use nets, traps, or other equipment. May haul catch onto ship or other vessel.

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Forest and Conservation Workers

Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil.

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Similar: Forest Conservation Technicians

Graders and Sorters

Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.

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Logging Workers

Logging workers harvest forests to provide the raw material for many consumer goods and industrial products.

Logging Workers career, forestry occupations
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Similar: Fallers, Log Graders and Scalers; Logging Equipment Operators

Healthcare and Technical Occupations

Acupuncturists

Diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders by stimulating specific acupuncture points within the body using acupuncture needles. May also use cups, nutritional supplements, therapeutic massage, acupressure, and other alternative health therapies.

Acupuncturists career, Healthcare and Technical Occupations
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Similar: Holistic Therapists

Athletic Trainers

Evaluate and treat musculoskeletal injuries or illnesses. Provide preventive, therapeutic, emergency, and rehabilitative care.

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Dentists

Administer oral hygiene care to patients. Assess patient oral hygiene problems or needs and maintain health records. Advise patients on oral health maintenance and disease prevention. May provide advanced care such as providing fluoride treatment or administering topical anesthesia.

Dental Hygienists career, Healthcare and Technical Occupations
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Dietitians and Nutritionists

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.

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General Internal Medicine Physicians

Diagnose and provide nonsurgical treatment for a wide range of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults and adolescents, and are based primarily in an outpatient care setting.

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Genetic Counselors

Assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. Provide information to other healthcare providers or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions.

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Similar: Genealogists

Hearing Aid Specialists

Select and fit hearing aids for customers. Administer and interpret tests of hearing. Assess hearing instrument efficacy. Take ear impressions and prepare, design, and modify ear molds.

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Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

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Medical Equipment Repairers

Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.

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Nurse Practitioners

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention.

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Similar: Acute Care Nurses; Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses; Clinical Nurse Specialists; Critical Care Nurses; Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses video; Nurse Anesthetists; Nurse Midwives; Nursing Assistants and Orderlies video; Registered Nurses video

Opticians

Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assist client with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription.

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Orthotists and Prosthetists

Design, measure, fit, and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions.

Orthotists and Prosthetists career, Healthcare and Technical Occupations
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Physician Assistants

Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.

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Physical Therapists

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Physical Therapists career, Healthcare and Technical Occupations
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Similar: Exercise Physiologists video; Chiropractors video; Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists; Massage Therapists video; Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides video; Respiratory Therapists video; Sports Medicine Practitioners

Psychiatrists

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental disorders.

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Recreational Therapists

Plan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.

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Speech-Language Pathology

Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.

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Surgeons

Repairing injuries… preventing disease… even transplanting organs: surgeons are literally on the “cutting edge” of medicine.

Surgeons career, Healthcare and Technical Occupations
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Veterinarians

Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.

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Installation and Maintenance Occupations

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

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Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers

Install, repair, or adjust audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic entertainment equipment in homes or other venues. May perform routine maintenance.

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Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics career, Installation and Maintenance Occupations
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Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers

Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.

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Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers

Install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amusement machines including video games, juke boxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.

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Commercial Divers

Work below surface of water, using surface-supplied air or scuba equipment to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment.

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Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers

Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.

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Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.

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Similar: Control and Valve Installers and Repairers; Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers; Home Appliance Repairers; Mechanical Door Repairers; Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

Line Installers and Repairers, Installation and Maintenance Occupations
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First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers. May also advise customers on recommended services. Excludes team or work leaders.

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Geothermal Technicians

Perform technical activities at power plants or individual installations necessary for the generation of power from geothermal energy sources. Monitor and control operating activities at geothermal power generation facilities and perform maintenance and repairs as necessary.

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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights

Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights install, maintain, and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery.

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Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.

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Locksmiths and Safe Repairers

Repair and open locks, make keys, change locks and safe combinations, and install and repair safes.

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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of a building in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; HVAC maintenance; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing…

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Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning.

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Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, recreational sporting equipment, and related equipment.

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Similar: Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians; Motorcycle Mechanics

Pest Control Workers

Apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

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Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers

Repair, install, or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles.

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Riggers

Set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.

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Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

Install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

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Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

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Watch and Clock Repairers

Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.

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Wind Turbine Service Technicians

Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.

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Management Occupations

Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers

Define, plan, or execute biofuels/biodiesel research programs that evaluate alternative feedstock and process technologies with near-term commercial potential.

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Biomass Power Plant Managers

Manage operations at biomass power generation facilities. Direct work activities at plant, including supervision of operations and maintenance staff.

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Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers

Plan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.

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Chief Sustainability Officers

Communicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.

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Construction Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation.

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Emergency Management Directors

Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.

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Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation.

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Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.

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Similar: Spa Managers

Food Service Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

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Geothermal Production Managers

Manage operations at geothermal power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor geothermal plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.

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Industrial Production Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

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Natural Sciences Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

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Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented or leased housing units, buildings, or land.

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Quality Control Systems Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.

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Security Management Specialists

Conduct security assessments for organizations, and design security systems and processes. May specialize in areas such as physical security or the safety of employees and facilities.

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Supply Chain Managers

Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs.

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Wind Energy Development Managers

Lead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.

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Media and Communication Occupations

Broadcast, Sound, and Video Technicians

Broadcast, sound, and video technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for media programs. The media career wouldn’t be possible without a wide range of qualified technicians.

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Similar: Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film; Lighting Technicians; Media and Communication Equipment Workers; Media and Communication Workers; Motion Picture Projectionists; Sound Designers

Personal Care and Service Occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

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Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities for the primary purpose of personal fitness. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Develop and implement individualized approaches to exercise.

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First-Line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of entertainment and recreation related workers.

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Similar: Camp Directors; Cruise Directors; Dating Matchmaker; Recreational Leaders

Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.

Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance Career, Personal Care and Service Occupations
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Skincare Specialists

Provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual’s appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.

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Tour Guides

Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.

Tour Guides Career, Personal Care and Service Occupations
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Similar: Bicycle Tour Guides; Ecotourism Guides

Physical and Social Science Occupations

Anthropologists and Archeologists

Study the origin, development, and behavior of human beings. May study the way of life, language, or physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world.

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Similar: Paleontologists

Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.

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Biochemists and Biophysicists

Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity.

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Biologists

Research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.

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Chemists

Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.

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Conservation Scientists

Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands.

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Environmental Scientists and Specialists

Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or public health.

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Epidemiologists

Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.

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Food Scientists and Technologists

Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful…

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Forensic Science Technicians

Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.

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Foresters

Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber’s worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement.

Foresters career, Physical and Social Science Occupations
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Similar: Botanists; Forest and Conservation Technicians

Geographers

Study the nature and use of areas of the Earth’s surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area.

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Geneticists

Research and study the inheritance of traits at the molecular, organism or population level. May evaluate or treat patients with genetic disorders.

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Geoscientists

Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems.

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Hydrologists

Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation and its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and return to the ocean and atmosphere.

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Medical Scientists

Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities.

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Microbiologists

Investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.

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Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists

Assess and diagnose patients with neurobehavioral problems related to acquired or developmental disorders of the nervous system, such as neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, and learning disabilities. Recommend treatment after diagnosis, such as therapy, medication, or surgery.

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Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians collect data on and analyze many types of work environments and work procedures.

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Physicists

Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

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Psychologists

Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments.

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Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists

Apply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, or homeland security. May develop new sensor systems, analytical techniques, or new applications for existing systems.

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Sociologists

Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations.

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Similar: Architectural Historians; Art Historians; Historians; Mythologists; Philosopher; Political Scientists; Social Critic

Urban and Regional Planners

Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

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Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management.

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Production Occupations

Biofuels Processing Technicians

Calculate, measure, load, mix, and process refined feedstock with additives in fermentation or reaction process vessels and monitor production process. Perform, and keep records of, plant maintenance, repairs, and safety inspections.

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Butchers and Meat Cutters

Cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.

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Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Equipment used includes devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels.

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Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.

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Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Use hand tools or hand-held power tools to cut and trim a variety of manufactured items, such as carpet, fabric, stone, glass, or rubber.

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Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians and Medical Appliance Technicians

Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.

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Etchers and Engravers

Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers.

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Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.

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First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators. Excludes team or work leaders.

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Food Batchmakers

Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.

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Gem and Diamond Workers

Design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise jewelry, gold, silver, other precious metals, or gems. Includes diamond polishers and gem cutters, and persons who perform precision casting and modeling of molds, casting metal in molds, or setting precious and semiprecious stones for jewelry and related products.

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Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Grind, sand, or polish, using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic, or glass objects. Includes chippers, buffers, and finishers.

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Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.

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Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Operate or tend washing or dry-cleaning machines to wash or dry-clean industrial or household articles, such as cloth garments, suede, leather, furs, blankets, draperies, linens, rugs, and carpets. Includes spotters and dyers of these articles.

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Machinists

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments out of metal. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments.

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Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.

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Molders, Shapers, and Casters

Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.

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Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment. Includes cannery workers who pack food products.

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Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Bind books and other publications or finish printed products by hand or machine. May set up binding and finishing machines.

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Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles. May use hand tools.

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Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.

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Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.