Friday, September 22, 2017

Career of the Day: Specialist Physician

A specialist physician is trained and certified in a specific field and the range of options for specialization is seemingly endless. Examples of specialist physicians include cardiologist, pediatrician, emergency medicine specialist, gynecologist, general surgeon, internal medicine specialist, and neurologist. The educational path of a specialist physician is much like that of a general practitioner. An undergraduate degree, medical school, internship, and residency training are usual requirements. In addition to this, specialist physicians must undergo intensive training in their chosen specialty, and acquire a license in this field. The duration of this training depends on the physician's field and level of specialty.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Career of the Day: Food Scientist

Agricultural and food scientists play an important role in maintaining the nation’s food supply. Many work in basic or applied research and development. Basic research seeks to understand the biological and chemical processes by which crops and livestock grow. Applied research uses this knowledge to discover ways to improve the quality, quantity, and safety of agricultural products. Many agricultural and food scientists work with little supervision, forming their own hypotheses and developing research methods accordingly. In addition, they often lead teams of technicians or students who help in their research. Agricultural and food scientists need at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary institution, although many obtain a doctoral degree. Food scientists and technologists and soil and plant scientists typically earn bachelor’s degrees.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Career of the Day: Fire Protection Engineer

Each year in the United States over 3,000 people die and thousands are injured and $10 billion in property is damaged as a result of fire. Fire protection engineering is a unique profession that uses science and technology to make our homes, workplaces, schools, the economy and the environment safer from the devastating effects of fires. They analyze how buildings are used, how fires start, how fires grow, and how fire and smoke affect people, buildings and property. Additionally, Fire protection engineers use the latest technologies to 
a) Design systems that control fires, alert people to danger and provide means for escape; 
b) Evaluate buildings to pinpoint the risks of fires and the means to prevent them; 
c) Conduct fire safety research on consumer products and construction materials; and 
d) investigate fires to discover how fire spreads, why protective measures failed, and how those measures could have been designed more effectively. 
For a person who is looking for a satisfying career that provides a solid income, flexibility, and the opportunity to make a difference, fire protection engineering is an excellent career choice. To find out more go to http://careers.sfpe.org.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Career of the Day: Publication Editor

Editors plan, coordinate, and revise material for publication in books, newspapers, magazines, or websites. Editors review story ideas and decide what material will appeal most to readers. They also review and edit drafts of books and articles, offer comments to improve the product, and suggest titles and headlines. In smaller organizations, a single editor may perform all of the editorial duties or share them with only a few other people. Employers generally prefer candidates with a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or English. Those with other backgrounds who can show strong writing skills also may find jobs as editors. Editors who deal with specific subject matter may need experience related to that field. Fashion editors, for example, may need expertise in fashion that they get through formal training or work experience.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Career of the Day: Electrical Engineer

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment such as broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPS). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware. To become an electrical engineer, you should get a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from a program that is accredited by ABET.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Career of the Day: Commercial Diver

Commercial diving and underwater welding career opportunities are exciting and challenging, highly in-demand, and incredibly varied from job to job. You may be working at a nuclear power plant, hydroelectric dam, or wind farm, or water treatment facility, offshore oil rig, or laying underwater fiber optic cables. With the increased innovation for alterative power sources and telecommunications, much of the infrastructure will take place underwater. One training program offers certification in five months, and most graduates begin their careers earning 50-80 thousand dollars a year.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Career of the Day: News Producer

A news producer is the behind the scenes quarterback of a newscast. A producer’s responsibilities include determining which stories will be covered, placing the stories in a logical order, and writing them in a short and succinct manner so viewers can easily understand them. During the newscast, producers make sure the show is on time and going as planned. Solid news judgment and excellent writing skills are critical to being a successful producer. You must also handle deadlines well. A journalism degree is helpful, but it is important that you have a well-rounded education.
(written by Jeremy Freedenberg, Producer, CBS Philly)