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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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  • Computer Programming Career Education and Advancement

    Programmers seek out trade shows, seminars, periodicals, and professional education classes to keep their skills up-to-date and remain competitive in their field. Read more...

  • Engineering Career Education and Advancement

    Engineers are required to hold a license as a Professional Engineer (PE) if they offer services directly to the public. Many states have mandatory continuing education requirements for the renewal of engineering licenses. Read more...

  • Law Enforcement Training and Advancement

    There are certain regulations concerning the candidacy of applicants for police and detective work. In all cases, individuals must be 21 years of age but no older than 37 at the time of their job assignment. They must pass physical and … Read more...

  • Physician Career Education and Advancement

    It takes many years of education and training to become a physician. Typically, three to four years of undergraduate school and four years of medical school are required, with three to eight years of internships and residency. Read more...

  • Project Management Career Education and Advancement

    The most successful PMs have formal business training, usually in the form of an MBA. It is important that PMs also have some financial background or knowledge so that they are able to understand and plan for project budgeting. Read more...

  • What's the sexiest job?

    It turns out that making a lot of money doesn't necessarily make you sexy. In a recent poll conducted by Salary.com, firefighter hosed down the competition and won the title of "sexiest job" with 16% of the nearly 5,000 votes. These brave, … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Comedian

    Comedy is very hard and anxiety-producing, but when success happens, it is so, so sweet, it's kind of unbelievable. Read more...

  • Dream Job: Movie Critic

    Anyone can write about the highs and lows of a Hollywood offering, but to perfect the art of criticism takes a deeper understanding of the industry. A movie review shows an opinion, but critics can't just say, "I hated it." Read more...

  • Unusual Jobs: Tell Us What Your Friends Do For a Living!

    We all know somebody who seems to have the most unusual job in the world. You know, the guy who calls himself a "day-time talk-show critic" and gets paid for sitting on the couch all day eating cheesy puffs. What about those people who have … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Opera Diva

    Denyce Graves defines the word diva. The mezzo-soprano has electrified audiences all over the world with her sultry interpretations of the title role of Carmen in the opera by Georges Bizet. She's on the September 2001 cover of Opera News. … Read more...