Job title Job Description
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational NursesCare for ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled persons in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. Licensing required.
CarpentersConstruct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation.
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and CosmetologistsProvide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May also apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and SteamfittersAssemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems.
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and BrazersUse hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.
Automotive Service Technicians and MechanicsDiagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.
Emergency Medical Technicians and ParamedicsAssess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment OperatorsOperate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement.
Medical SecretariesPerform secretarial duties utilizing specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
Dental AssistantsAssist dentist, set up patient and equipment, and keep records.
Medical AssistantsPerform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, and drawing blood.
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics InstructorsInstruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities and the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. Those required to hold teaching degrees are reported in the appropriate teaching category.
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor VehiclesInstall, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.
Surgical TechnologistsAssist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel.
Chefs and Head CooksDirect the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods.
Medical TranscriptionistsUse transcribing machines to listen to recordings by physicians and other healthcare professionals dictating a variety of medical reports. Transcribe dictated reports and translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms.
Computer Specialists, All OtherAll computer specialists not listed separately.
Architectural and Civil DraftersPrepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works.
Mechanical DraftersPrepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.
Broadcast TechniciansOperate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.
Sound Engineering TechniciansOperate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.
Psychiatric TechniciansCare for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed individuals, following physician instructions and hospital procedures. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff.
Respiratory Therapy TechniciansProvide specific, well defined respiratory care procedures under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians.
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine SpecialistsDiagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul trucks, buses, and all types of diesel engines. Include mechanics working primarily with automobile diesel engines.
Security and Fire Alarm Systems InstallersInstall, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except EnginesDiagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial EquipmentRepair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line InstallersSet-up, rearrange, or remove switching and dialing equipment used in central offices. Service or repair telephones and other communication equipment on customers' property.
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related RepairersRepair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.
Painters, Construction and MaintenancePaint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting.
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal WorkersDesign, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise jewelry, gold, silver, other precious metals, or gems. Include diamond polishers and gem cutters and persons who perform precision casting and modeling of molds, casting metal in molds, or setting precious and semi-precious stones for jewelry and related products.
ElectriciansInstall, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.
Construction LaborersPerform tasks involving physical labor at building, highway, and construction projects, tunnel and shaft excavations, and demolition sites. May operate hand and power tools. May clean and prepare sites.
GlaziersInstall glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.
Sheet Metal WorkersFabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings.
Highway Maintenance WorkersMaintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way. Duties include patching broken or eroded pavement, repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. May also mow or clear brush from along road or plow snow from roadway.
Hazardous Materials Removal WorkersIdentify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, radioactive materials, etc. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.
Appraisers and Assessors of Real EstateAppraise real property to determine its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.
Travel AgentsPlan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers. Determine destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, costs, and accommodations required.
Real Estate Sales AgentsRent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Include agents who represent buyer.
Legal SecretariesPerform secretarial duties utilizing legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas.
Manicurists and PedicuristsClean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.
Desktop PublishersFormat typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready materials.
Registered NursesAssess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. Include advance practice nurses who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.
Radiologic Technologists and TechniciansTake X-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Include technologists who specialize in other modalities, such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance.
Dental HygienistsClean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory TechniciansPerform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
Paralegals and Legal AssistantsAssist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts, or preparing legal documents. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.
Medical Records and Health Information TechniciansCompile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the heath care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards.
Respiratory TherapistsAssess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check and operate equipment.
Biological TechniciansAssist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results.
Diagnostic Medical SonographersProduce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.
Physical Therapist AssistantsAssist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. Generally requires formal training.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering TechniciansApply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for use by engineering staff.
Health Technologists and Technicians, All OtherAll health technologists and technicians not listed separately.
Cardiovascular Technologists and TechniciansConduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes.
Nuclear Medicine TechnologistsPrepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies utilizing a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists.
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All OtherAll life, physical, and social science technicians not listed separately.
Industrial Engineering TechniciansApply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff.
Electro-Mechanical TechniciansOperate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.
Mechanical Engineering TechniciansApply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, and test machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.
Chemical TechniciansConduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in the analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials. Work involves experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.
Nuclear TechniciansAssist scientists in both laboratory and production activities by performing technical tasks involving nuclear physics, primarily in operation, maintenance, production, and quality control support activities.
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including HealthPerforms laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health. Work under the direction of an environmental scientist or specialist.
Radiation TherapistsProvide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiologist according to established practices and standards.
Veterinary Technologists and TechniciansPerform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines.
Occupational Therapist AssistantsAssist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. Generally requires formal training.
Semiconductor ProcessorsPerform any or all of the functions in the manufacture of electronic semiconductors, such as load semiconductor material into furnace, saw formed ingots into segments, and locate crystal axis in ingot using x-ray equipment.
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All OtherAll engineering technicians, except drafters, not listed separately.
Environmental Engineering TechniciansApply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental pollution.
Civil Engineering TechniciansApply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.