Exploring Occupations - Careers

Lawyer, teacher, doctor, nurse. How many occupations can you name? What the heck does an occupational therapist do any way? How about a mycologist or a pharmacologist or an otolaryngologist?

Good career decisions require good information—about your personal traits and preferences and about the world of work. Career counsellors can get you started by helping you to identify and articulate your skills, aptitudes, values, personality traits and interests as they relate to career choice.

Information about the world of work is everywhere—not just in libraries and career centres. Even television shows can influence your views of specific occupations. Government departments, sector councils and professional associations publish great information. Personal contacts are extremely valuable, often providing "up-close and personal" views of occupations. Mentoring and job shadowing programs can help you develop professional networks. Don't forget to speak with teachers, professors, friends and relatives!

We've provided information on approximately two hundred occupational options. Thousands more exist! Be creative. Remember—good research can lead to more satisfying career decisions!

A

Accommodation Service Manager

Accountant

Actuary

Aerospace Engineer

Agricultural Representative, Consultant, Specialist

Air Pilot, Flight Engineer and Flying Instructor

Air Traffic Controller

Ambulance Attendant

Animal Health Technologist

Animal Scientist  

Anthropologist

Arborist

Archaeologist

Architect

Archivist

Art Conservator  

Art Therapist

Arts Administrator

Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers

Astronomer

Athlete

Athletic Therapist

Audiologist

B

Biologist

Biomedical / Biological Engineers

Botanist

Broadcaster

Business Development Officer

C

Cardiology Technologist

Cardiopulmonary Technologist

Cartographer

Chef

Chemical Engineer

Chemist

Child Life Therapist 

Chiropodist

Chiropractor

Choreographers

City Planner

Civil Engineer

Civil Engineering Technologist

Clinical Perfusionist

Coach

Communications/Public Relations Specialist

Community & Social Service Workers

Computer Engineer (Hardware)

Computer Programmer

Computer Software Engineer

Computer Systems Analyst

Conference and Event Planner

Conservation Officer

Conservator

Construction Manager

Correctional Service Officer

Counsellor

Criminologist

CSIS Agent

Curator

Cytotechnologist

D

Dancer

 

Dance Therapist

Data Analysts & Database Administrators

Dental Hygienist

Dentist

Denturist

Diagnostic Cytotechnologist

Dietitian

Directors (TV, Motion Pictures, Performing Arts)

Disaster Response Manager/Relief Worker

 

Doctor

Drafting Technologists and Technicians

E

Early Childhood Educator

Ecologist

Economic/Business Development Officer

Economist, Economic Policiy Analyst

Editor

Electrical & Electronics Engineers

Electrophysiolological Technologist

Emergency Medical Technician

Employment Counsellor

Engineer
     - Areospace
     -Agriculture, Food & Biological Systems
     -Biomedical Engineer
     -Chemical
     -Civil
     -Computer
     -Electrical & Electronics
     -Geological
     -Industrial and Manufacturing
     -Mechanical
     -Metallurgical
     -Mining
     -Petroleum

Engineering Technicians/Technologists: 
      - Civil Tech.

      - Mechanical Tech.

      - Industrial/Manufacturing Tech.

Entomologist

Entrepreneur

Environmental Policy Researcher, Analyst & Program Officer

Environmental Scientist/Specialist

Epidemiologist

Ergonomist

F

Family Physician

Fashion Designer

Film Directors, Producers & Related Occupations

Financial Analyst

Financial Planner

Firefighter

Fishery Officer

Flight Attendant

Food Scientist

Food Service Manager

Foreign Service Officer

Forensic Scientist

Forester

Fundraiser

Funeral Director

G

General Practitioner

Genetic Counsellor

Geneticist

Geographer

Geographic Information Systems Specialist

Geological Engineer

Geologist

Graphic Designer

Guidance Counsellor

H

Health Physicist

Health Policy Researcher, Analyst & Program Officer

Health Service Administrator


Health & Safety Officer

Historian

Home Economist

Horticulturalist

Hotel Manager

Human Resource Specialist / Manager


Hydrologist

I

Industrial Designer

Industrial Engineering & Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians

Industrial & Manufacturing Engineer

Industrial Hygienist

Information Systems Analyst

Insurance Broker

Insurance Underwriter

Intelligence Officer

Interior Designer

Interpreter

J

Journalist

K

Kinesiologist

L

Land Surveyor

Landscape Architect

Landscape & Horticulture Technician/Specialist

Lawyer

Librarian

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Linguist

Logistics Manager

M

Management Consultant

Manufacturing & Industrial Engineer

Mapping Technologist

Marine Biologist

Maritime Transport - Deck - Ship's Officer

Marketing Researchers and Consultants

Marriage and Family Therapist

Massage Therapist

Mathematician

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Medical Doctor

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Medical Microbiologist

Medical Physicist

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Radiation Therapist

Medical Sonographer

Medical Writer

Metallurgical Engineer

Meteorologist

Microbiologist

Military Member or Officer

Midwife

Mining Engineer

Minister

Music Therapist

Musician

N

Naturopathic Doctor

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Nurse - Registered Nurse
          - Registered Psychiatric Nurse
          - Licensed Practical Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Nutritionist

O

Oceanographer

Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Occupational Hygienist

Occupational Therapist

Operations Research Analyst

Optician

Optometrist

Orthoptist

Orthotist

Osteopath

P

Paralegal

Paramedic

Park Warden

Parole/Probation Officer

Pathologists' Assistant

Pedorthist

Personal Trainer

Petroleum Engineer

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Pharmacist

Pharmacologist

Philosopher

Photographer

Physiatrist

Physician

Physician Assistant

Physicist

Physiologist

Physiotherapist

Pilot

Plant Scientist

Podiatrist

Police Officer

Policy Analyst

Political Scientist

Private Investigator

Probation Officer

Producers (TV, Motion Pictures, Performing Arts)

Property Assessors & Appraisers

Prothetist

Psychiatric Nurse

Psychiatrist

Psychologist

Public Health Inspector

Public Relations/Communications Specialist

Publisher

Purchasing Manager

Q

R

Radiation Technologist

Radiation Therapist

Real Estate Agent

Records Administrator

Recreation Director

Recreational Therapist

Registered Nurse (RN)

Respiratory Therapist

Restaurant Manager

Retail Manager

S

Sales and Marketing Manager

School / Guidance Counsellor


School Psychologist

Science Policy Analyst, Researcher & Program Officer

Science Writer

Security Guard

Seismologist

Sign Language Interpreter

Social Policy Researcher, Analyst & Program Officer

Social Worker

Sociologist

Software Engineer

Soil Scientist

Speech-language Pathologist

Statistician

Supply Chain Manager

Surgeon

Survey Technicians and Technologists

T

Teacher

Technical Writer

Terminologist

Textile Scientist

Tourism Development Officer

Toxicologist

Translator

Transportation Manager

Travel Counsellor

U

Ultrasound Technologist/Sonographer

University Professor

Urban Planner

V

Valuators, Assessors & Appraisers

Veterinarian

Volunteer Coordinator/Administrator

W

Web Designer

Writer

X

X-ray Technologists

Y

Youth Worker

Z

Zoologist


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