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  1. Computer Hardware Engineers
  2. What they do

    They 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.

    • Update knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in computer technology.
    • Build, test, and modify product prototypes, using working models or theoretical models constructed with computer simulation.
    • Write detailed functional specifications that document the hardware development process and support hardware introduction.
    • Specify power supply requirements and configuration, drawing on system performance expectations and design specifications.

    How much they make

    $117840

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  3. Mathematicians
  4. What they do

    They conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.

    • Develop computational methods for solving problems that occur in areas of science and engineering or that come from applications in business or industry.
    • Apply mathematical theories and techniques to the solution of practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
    • Develop mathematical or statistical models of phenomena to be used for analysis or for computational simulation.
    • Assemble sets of assumptions and explore the consequences of each set.

    How much they make

    $104870

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  5. Industrial Ecologists
  6. What they do

    They apply principles and processes of natural ecosystems to develop models for efficient industrial systems. Use knowledge from the physical and social sciences to maximize effective use of natural resources in the production and use of goods and services. Examine societal issues and their relationship with both technical systems and the environment.

    • Identify environmental impacts caused by products, systems, or projects.
    • Examine local, regional, or global use and flow of materials or energy in industrial production processes.
    • Identify or develop strategies or methods to minimize the environmental impact of industrial production processes.
    • Prepare technical and research reports, such as environmental impact reports, and communicate the results to individuals in industry, government, or the general public.

    How much they make

    $77580

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  7. Aircraft Mechanics
  8. What they do

    They diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.

    • Examine and inspect aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to locate cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems.
    • Conduct routine and special inspections as required by regulations.
    • Inspect completed work to certify that maintenance meets standards and that aircraft are ready for operation.
    • Read and interpret maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine the feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.

    How much they make

    $65230

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  9. Geological Sample Test Technicians
  10. What they do

    They test or analyze geological samples, crude oil, or minerals to detect presence of petroleum, gas, or mineral deposits indicating potential for exploration or production or to determine physical or chemical properties to ensure that products meet quality standards.

    • Test and analyze samples to determine their content and characteristics, using laboratory apparatus or testing equipment.
    • Collect or prepare solid or fluid samples for analysis.
    • Compile, log, or record testing or operational data for review and further analysis.
    • Prepare notes, sketches, geological maps, or cross sections.

    How much they make

    $62890

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  11. Music Composers and Arrangers
  12. 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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  13. Fine Artists and Painters
  14. What they do

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

    • Use materials such as pens and ink, watercolors, charcoal, oil, or computer software to create artwork.
    • Integrate and develop visual elements, such as line, space, mass, color, and perspective, to produce desired effects, such as the illustration of ideas, emotions, or moods.
    • Model substances such as clay or wax, using fingers and small hand tools to form objects.
    • Create sculptures, statues, and other three-dimensional artwork by using abrasives and tools to shape, carve, and fabricate materials such as clay, stone, wood, or metal.

    How much they make

    $58370

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  15. Architectural Drafters
  16. What they do

    They prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.

    • Operate computer-aided drafting (CAD) equipment or conventional drafting station to produce designs, working drawings, charts, forms, and records.
    • Coordinate structural, electrical, and mechanical designs and determine a method of presentation to graphically represent building plans.
    • Analyze building codes, by-laws, space and site requirements, and other technical documents and reports to determine their effect on architectural designs.
    • Lay out and plan interior room arrangements for commercial buildings, using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment and software.

    How much they make

    $56700

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  17. Museum Technicians and Conservators
  18. What they do

    They restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.

    • Install, arrange, assemble, and prepare artifacts for exhibition, ensuring the artifacts' safety, reporting their status and condition, and identifying and correcting any problems with the set up.
    • Repair, restore, and reassemble artifacts, designing and fabricating missing or broken parts, to restore them to their original appearance and prevent deterioration.
    • Classify and assign registration numbers to artifacts and supervise inventory control.
    • Study object documentation or conduct standard chemical and physical tests to ascertain the object's age, composition, original appearance, need for treatment or restoration, and appropriate preservation method.

    How much they make

    $46870

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  19. Dental Laboratory Technicians
  20. What they do

    They construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.

    • Read prescriptions or specifications and examine models or impressions to determine the design of dental products to be constructed.
    • Apply porcelain paste or wax over prosthesis frameworks or setups, using brushes and spatulas.
    • Test appliances for conformance to specifications and accuracy of occlusion, using articulators and micrometers.
    • Melt metals or mix plaster, porcelain, or acrylic pastes and pour materials into molds or over frameworks to form dental prostheses or apparatus.

    How much they make

    $43180

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  21. Animal Breeders
  22. What they do

    They select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.

    • Feed and water animals, and clean and disinfect pens, cages, yards, and hutches.
    • Observe animals in heat to detect approach of estrus and exercise animals to induce or hasten estrus, if necessary.
    • Treat minor injuries and ailments and contact veterinarians to obtain treatment for animals with serious illnesses or injuries.
    • Arrange for sale of animals and eggs to hospitals, research centers, pet shops, and food processing plants.

    How much they make

    $43080

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  23. Log Graders and Scalers
  24. What they do

    They grade logs or estimate the marketable content or value of logs or pulpwood in sorting yards, millpond, log deck, or similar locations. Inspect logs for defects or measure logs to determine volume.

    • Evaluate log characteristics and determine grades, using established criteria.
    • Record data about individual trees or load volumes into tally books or hand-held collection terminals.
    • Measure felled logs or loads of pulpwood to calculate volume, weight, dimensions, and marketable value, using measuring devices and conversion tables.
    • Paint identification marks of specified colors on logs to identify grades or species, using spray cans, or call out grades to log markers.

    How much they make

    $39060

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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. Etchers and Engravers
  28. What they do

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

    • Inspect etched work for depth of etching, uniformity, and defects, using calibrated microscopes, gauges, fingers, or magnifying lenses.
    • Prepare workpieces for etching or engraving by cutting, sanding, cleaning, polishing, or treating them with wax, acid resist, lime, etching powder, or light-sensitive enamel.
    • Engrave and print patterns, designs, etchings, trademarks, or lettering onto flat or curved surfaces of a wide variety of metal, glass, plastic, or paper items, using hand tools or hand-held power tools.
    • Prepare etching chemicals according to formulas, diluting acid with water to obtain solutions of specified concentration.

    How much they make

    $34550

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