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Career List

Listed below are career titles and descriptions of careers that would be involved in a managing a volcanic event such as Montserrat. Read each description and choose one career you think appeals to you most. List that career in one of the columns on your career pathways worksheet.

Job Title Job Description
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians Operate and install computer/communications systems and instruments to launch and track air and space vehicles.
Air Traffic Controllers Control air traffic on and within area of airports. Control movement of air traffic between control centers. Regulate airline flights according to government regulations for airline safety.
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers Pilot and navigate the flights for the transport of passengers and cargo.
Atmospheric and Space Scientists Investigate atmospheric conditions and interpret weather data gathered by weather stations, satellites, and radar. Prepare weather reports and forecasts.
Biological Technicians Assist scientists in laboratories. Operate laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and record results.
Biologists Study plant and animal life.
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Collect and interpret geographic information provided by maps from aerial photographs and satellite data. Prepare maps.
Chemical Engineers Perform processes for manufacturing chemicals and products. by using chemistry, physics, and engineering.
Chemical Technicians Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists. Research and develop new products.
Coroners Direct activities such as autopsies and analyses relating to the investigation of deaths.
Emergency Management Specialists Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities. Provide disaster training and prepare emergency plans and procedures.
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Administer emergency medical care, and rescue trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Environmental Engineering Technicians Monitor and control environmental pollution, including waste treatment.
Environmental Engineers Design and perform engineering duties in the prevention and control of environmental health hazards.
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and study sources of pollution.
Environmental Scientists and Specialists Conduct research or perform investigation to identify sources of pollutants.
Geographers Study the use of areas of earth's surface. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants and animals.
Geological Sample Test Technicians Test and analyze geological samples, such as crude oil, or petroleum products.
Geologists Study composition, structure, and history of the earth's crust; examine rocks, minerals, and fossil remains. Locate mineral and petroleum deposits and underground water resources
Health Educators Promote and improve individual and community health. Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors.
Hydrologists Research the distribution and physical properties of underground and surface waters of an area.
Mapping Technicians Calculate mapmaking information from field notes and confirm the accuracy of regional maps.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Medical and Public Health Social Workers Provide persons and families with support needed to cope with a variety of health problems. Provide patient education and counseling.
Medical Assistants Perform clinical duties under the direction of physician. Duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records and billing, taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and giving medications.
Registered Nurses Evaluate patient health problems. Develop nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Give nursing care to ill, injured, or disabled patients.
Surgeons Treat diseases and injuries by surgical methods.
Surveying Technicians Operate surveying instruments, make sketches and enter data into computers to measure land.
Surveyors Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Measure the shape, location, and elevation of land.