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  1. Art Directors
  2. What they do

    They formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.

    • Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound.
    • Manage own accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements.
    • Confer with creative, art, copywriting, or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts and to coordinate creative activities.
    • Present final layouts to clients for approval.

    How much they make

    $104590

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  3. Dental Hygienists
  4. What they do

    They clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

    • Clean calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments.
    • Record and review patient medical histories.
    • Examine gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.
    • Feel and visually examine gums for sores and signs of disease.

    How much they make

    $75500

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  5. Copy Writers
  6. What they do

    They write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.

    • Write to customers in their terms and on their level so that the advertiser's sales message is more readily received.
    • Discuss with the client the product, advertising themes and methods, and any changes that should be made in advertising copy.
    • Write advertising copy for use by publication, broadcast, or internet media to promote the sale of goods and services.
    • Present drafts and ideas to clients.

    How much they make

    $73090

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  7. Occupational Therapy Assistants
  8. What they do

    They assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

    • Select therapy activities to fit patients' needs and capabilities.
    • Monitor patients' performance in therapy activities, providing encouragement.
    • Instruct, or assist in instructing, patients and families in home programs, basic living skills, or the care and use of adaptive equipment.
    • Maintain and promote a positive attitude toward clients and their treatment programs.

    How much they make

    $60410

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  9. Music Composers and Arrangers
  10. What they do

    They write and transcribe musical scores.

    • Apply elements of music theory to create musical and tonal structures, including harmonies and melodies.
    • Use computers and synthesizers to compose, orchestrate, and arrange music.
    • Determine voices, instruments, harmonic structures, rhythms, tempos, and tone balances required to achieve the effects desired in a musical composition.
    • Experiment with different sounds, and types and pieces of music, using synthesizers and computers as necessary to test and evaluate ideas.

    How much they make

    $59790

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  11. Curators
  12. What they do

    They administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.

    • Plan and organize the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and related materials, including the selection of exhibition themes and designs, and develop or install exhibit materials.
    • Develop and maintain an institution's registration, cataloging, and basic record-keeping systems, using computer databases.
    • Plan and conduct special research projects in area of interest or expertise.
    • Provide information from the institution's holdings to other curators and to the public.

    How much they make

    $58490

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  13. Archivists
  14. What they do

    They appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.

    • Organize archival records and develop classification systems to facilitate access to archival materials.
    • Provide reference services and assistance for users needing archival materials.
    • Prepare archival records, such as document descriptions, to allow easy access to information.
    • Establish and administer policy guidelines concerning public access and use of materials.

    How much they make

    $56400

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  15. Marriage and Family Therapists
  16. What they do

    They diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

    • Ask questions that will help clients identify their feelings and behaviors.
    • Counsel clients on concerns, such as unsatisfactory relationships, divorce and separation, child rearing, home management, or financial difficulties.
    • Encourage individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for confronting their problems in a constructive manner.
    • Maintain case files that include activities, progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations.

    How much they make

    $54150

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  17. Recreational Therapists
  18. What they do

    They 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 arts and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.

    • Obtain information from medical records, medical staff, family members and the patients themselves to assess patients' capabilities, needs and interests.
    • Conduct therapy sessions to improve patients' mental and physical well-being.
    • Plan, organize, direct, and participate in treatment programs and activities to facilitate patients' rehabilitation, help them integrate into the community, and prevent further medical problems.
    • Observe, analyze, and record patients' participation, reactions, and progress during treatment sessions, modifying treatment programs as needed.

    How much they make

    $50640

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  19. Legal Secretaries
  20. What they do

    They perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research.

    • Prepare, proofread, or process legal documents, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, or pretrial agreements.
    • Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials.
    • Receive and place telephone calls.
    • Schedule and make appointments.

    How much they make

    $50040

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  21. Mental Health Counselors
  22. What they do

    They counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

    • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
    • Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships.
    • Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, or tests.
    • Assess patients for risk of suicide attempts.

    How much they make

    $47920

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  23. Endoscopy Technicians
  24. What they do

    They maintain a sterile field to provide support for physicians and nurses during endoscopy procedures. Prepare and maintain instruments and equipment. May obtain specimens.

    • Clean, disinfect, or calibrate scopes or other endoscopic instruments according to manufacturer recommendations and facility standards.
    • Prepare suites or rooms according to endoscopic procedure requirements.
    • Assist physicians or registered nurses in the conduct of endoscopic procedures.
    • Collect specimens from patients using standard medical procedures.

    How much they make

    $39110

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  25. Medical Transcriptionists
  26. What they do

    They transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form for review and signature, or correction.

    • Take dictation using shorthand, a stenotype machine, or headsets and transcribing machines.
    • Return dictated reports in printed or electronic form for physician's review, signature, and corrections and for inclusion in patients' medical records.
    • Perform data entry and data retrieval services, providing data for inclusion in medical records and for transmission to physicians.
    • Review and edit transcribed reports or dictated material for spelling, grammar, clarity, consistency, and proper medical terminology.

    How much they make

    $36350

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  27. Skincare Specialists
  28. What they do

    They provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.

    • Sterilize equipment and clean work areas.
    • Examine clients' skin, using magnifying lamps or visors when necessary, to evaluate skin condition and appearance.
    • Cleanse clients' skin with water, creams, or lotions.
    • Demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly and recommend skin-care regimens.

    How much they make

    $36350

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  29. Animal Trainers
  30. What they do

    They train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact; and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.

    • Train horses or other equines for riding, harness, show, racing, or other work, using knowledge of breed characteristics, training methods, performance standards, and the peculiarities of each animal.
    • Cue or signal animals during performances.
    • Talk to or interact with animals to familiarize them to human voices or contact.
    • Conduct training programs to develop or maintain desired animal behaviors for competition, entertainment, obedience, security, riding, or related purposes.

    How much they make

    $35260

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