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Career Profiles

Whether you're interested in reading about people in your existing line of work or you're looking to switch jobs and want to see what it's like working in another profession, we make it a point to highlight a variety of careers. More than that, we also bring you individual stories of workers across the country who provide a real-life glimpse into their lives and their jobs.

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  • From Forbes: Big Achievers Share The Greatest Risks They Ever Took

    For inspiration, over the years we asked a slew of gutsy entrepreneurs, executives, celebrities, politicians, athletes and politicians about the greatest risks they ever took. Below is a selection of their responses. To read all 39 and see … Read more...

  • Dream Jobs: NHL Hockey Writer

    Yerdon is a full-time writer for the NBC sports website Pro Hockey Talk, where he has been covering the NHL since March 2010. Yerdon typically handles the "day side of operations," meaning he writes about what goes on in the NHL during the … Read more...

  • Going Green: 11 Awesome Earth-Friendly Jobs

    Do you care about making a difference as much as you care about your career? "Green" jobs -- defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as jobs that produce goods or services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources, or … Read more...

  • MTV Animation Director and Simpsons Storyboard Artist

    Brad Ableson spent 15 years as an animator and storyboard artist for The Simpsons. That means when Homer dishes out his patented "Why you little---" and starts to throttle his mischievous son Bart, there's a good chance it was Ableson who … Read more...

  • Voice Actor Jennifer Hale

    You might not recognize Jennifer Hale's name or picture, but if you're into animated television shows and especially video games, Hale's voice is instantly recognizable. Also known as female Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect trilogy, … Read more...

  • Talent Producer at ESPN Radio

    ESPN is a mecca for hardcore sports enthusiasts. But for this week's Dream Job profile, the Worldwide Leader in Sports is also a home away from home. Shaun Wyman has been working as a talent producer for the ESPN Radio Network for more than … Read more...

  • Executive Chef

    Everyone loves the Iron Chef and Food Network's TV lineup. But the reality of being a professional chef usually doesn't involve cameras and fame. Ed Glebus, general manager and executive chef, talks with Aaron and Wendy about what it's like … Read more...

  • Mommy Blogger

    When Heather Armstrong started a blog 10 years ago, it was strictly for family and friends to keep up with her life. Today, she has more than 1.5 million Twitter followers and has turned her website, Dooce.com, into a highly successful … Read more...

  • Horse Trainer

    From a young age, many horse-enthusiasts dream of incorporating their love of horses into a viable career. Elizabeth Oellers Latham is turning the phrase "do what you love and love what you do" into reality. Read more...

  • How to Become an Executive Chef

    Iron Chef, Jamie Oliver, Mario Batali. Thanks to the Food Network and a plethora of cooking shows, when people think about becoming a chef nowadays, their next thought is about getting their own TV show. But Ed Glebus, an executive chef … Read more...