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TCP Update: A Little Reorganization…

Hi everyone! My name is Jon, and I recently took over as the day-to-day editor of The Career Project from Alicia, the original founder of this site.  Alicia is still around and serving as a trusted advisor for us as we now put our foot down on the gas and push to grow this site aggressively and help more job seekers and students identify the right career match for them.

I just wanted to post a quick update here to let you know what we’ve got in store for The Career Project for the rest of 2015 and beyond.

First, over the last month we’ve undertaken a fairly significant technology change, migrating over all of our content on the site to a new web development platform.  There’s lots of technical jargon involved, but basically what this means is that our site will be easier and faster to update.  So you, our clients, will be the beneficiaries.

Secondly, we’re about to start a major push to increase the number of profiles we have on the site.  While we have a nice inventory right now, we want to go deeper into more specific job fields, and refresh some of our larger fields with the most current profiles possible.  So stay tuned on that.

Last and most significant, we’ve made the decision to open up our site and show you all of the career profiles we have for free, with no registration required.  This is a big change for us as for many years the site has only shown you part of the profiles, but required you to login in order to see all sections of the profile.  No longer!  Now you can see everything we’ve got, for free, with no login required.

Top 5 Government & Military Job Profiles

TheCareerProject.org provides thousands of job profiles and informational interviews for free. Click on the job title to view the entire 6 part questionnaire with the mentor. Here are just a few examples of the variety of government job profiles we have!  Are you thinking of getting your degree in Human Services,  being a Military Analyst, or going into the Department of Transportation!  We have the career description for you.

#1: Department of Transportation CIO Job Profile , Salary $105,000

BRIEF JOB PROFILE DESCRIPTION: I serve as the Chief Information Officer to the Kansas Department of Transportation and as a senior advisor to the Secretary of Transportation. I am responsible for the operation and performance of the Bureau of Computer Services and am charged with the responsibility for agency-wide information resource management planning, policy recommendations and integration. I serve as consultant, project manager and planner to develop strategic plans for technological integration and intersystem coordination with vendors. I am also responsible for the development of the multi-year IT Management and Budget Plan; systems analysis and planning; technical support; computer and information related training; agency-wide IT standards; and integration of all information technologies.

 

#2 Military Analyst: Chief Petty Officer Job Profile, Salary: $59,000

BRIEF JOB PROFILE DESCRIPTION: Currently serving in the U.S. Navy with over 300,000 people. My current command is the Naval Information Operations Command with over 300 personnel. We support deployed Armed Forces worldwide with information operations reach-back support. Stand weekly 8-12 hour watches as the point of contact for U.S. Navy Fleet Warfare Commanders as well as troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Coordinate technical product production and validation in support of ongoing operations.

 

#3Navy Computer Science SpecialistJob Profile, Salary: $70,000

BRIEF JOB PROFILE DESCRIPTION: I work for a branch of the US Navy called NAVAIR. I am not enlisted in the military, I am just a civilian who works for the navy. The government does all kinds of work, but my group specifically deals with communications systems, networks, and information systems. My team is a software development team. We develop interactive computer training applications, and interactive, electronic versions of technical manuals for equipment or systems that the Navy uses. I specifically do some programming/development, analyzing requirements of an individual project, and lots of testing of applications before they are delivered to our customers.

 

#4 State Government Confidential Assistant Job Profile , Salary: $43,000

BRIEF JOB PROFILE DESCRIPTION: Addressed the concerns and complaints of the constituents in NYS, represented the Governor at events and coordinated special events out of the Governor’s office. State government officd with about 30 in the NYC office.

 

#5Military Intelligence Operations Officer Job Profile, Salary: $84,000

BRIEF JOB PROFILE DESCRIPTION: The US Army is a dynamic and diverse organization that supports and defends the Constitution of the United States. This includes service both foriegn and domestic. There are a variety of job descriptions and specializations within the Army. Many of the positions have civilian equivalents such as doctor, lawyer, logistician, mechanic, and communications specialist (IT expert). Employment requires a maintained level of physical fitness, expertise in your field, and high morale character. As the Deputy Operations Officer for a multi-disciplined intelligence facility I am responsible for numerous planning and organizing duties. I schedule and conduct daily and weekly organizational meetings with the purpose of disseminating information and coordinating efforts. I act as the primary point of contact for outside organizations including coordinating VIP visits, briefings, and projects. Additionally, I accurately collect performance information from subordinate sections and compile it in a professional presentation for senior officers.

 

Thousands of free career profiles and informational interviews only at TheCareerProject.org!

Career Profiles: TV Engineer

When you think of careers in engineering, you probably think of Google, Facebook, Twitter and the hundreds of other tech companies that have made computer engineers some of the most in demand professionals of our day. But engineering covers a wide range of tasks, industries and titles. Michael Surman is the Chief Engineer at a professionally staffed university television station in the New York metropolitan (NY-NJ-CT) area.

What made you decide to get into the engineering field?

My grandfather was an engineer, and one of the things that we did together was fix old radios and take apart electronics. That’s what started my interest in engineering. I originally went to school for mechanical engineering at New York City College of Technology (City Tech).  I thought that after college I would work at a car company designing car parts for maximum performance.  During my freshman year, I approached one of my professors about any internship opportunities he might know of, and he suggested an internship at a TV station. Though I had no interest in working at a TV station, it seemed interesting enough – and what college student doesn’t need some work experience?  It was actually my ability to solder wires that got me an internship, a skill I learned from the time I spent with my grandfather.

How long have you been with the TV station?

Eight years. My career path was pretty straightforward – I started as a college intern working in the engineering department helping out, then worked part time as a broadcast engineer, which lead to a full time position, followed by assistant chief engineer, and then chief engineer.

How has your role changed from being a broadcast associate to head engineer?

As a broadcast associate I was given different tasks throughout the day, such as: running video and audio cables; making labels and keeping track of spreadsheets with wire numbers and locations of equipment throughout the television facility; soldering wires and making special connectors for different types of equipment; and updating AutoCAD drawings and equipment elevation drawings.

Now as head engineer I manage everyday projects and monitor the 24/7 workflow with the engineering team. I’m always communicating with vendors and technical support to troubleshoot any issues or just to make sure that we’re on track to meet any deadlines.

Another difference in roles is that I no longer clock out at the end of the day – I’m on call 24/7 to help deal with any emergency issues that may come up.

What is a typical day like at work?

Work is different every day. There’s always a new project, a new problem, or equipment that needs to be commissioned. My day starts with emails from vendors and from the in-house operations with problems or questions regarding the many aspects associated with a television station. I follow up with as many as I can get to that day and work on a number of different projects either with, or in conjunction with, the IT department. Testing and configuration of in-progress and or completed projects is a big part of everyday work.

What are some of the challenges of being an engineer?

Part of my job includes working with the latest technology and equipment, learning and understanding what it does and how it can benefit our operations. The challenge of all this is implementing this new piece of technology into our system, with the minimum amount of disturbance to our operations.

What is one of your favorite parts of your job?

Television technology is always growing and changing.  My favorite part is having the opportunity to stay up to date, and use the latest and greatest gear on the market.

What advice would you give for someone that wants to get into this field?

Attention to detail and being organized are great traits to have. Always know what you are doing and document the changes that you are making within a system.  If you don’t have the proper documentation, it will be very hard to find and fix a problem in the system later.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position in engineering?

A working knowledge of AutoCAD, and being able to managing multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. It’s really important to be a people person for this role – you’re constantly working with team members, vendors and support staff to keep things running.  Being tech savvy doesn’t hurt either.

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STEM careers are some of the most well paid, in demand and under-staffed in the United States today. And the demand for qualified individuals will only continue to grow with the continued dependence of technology in our lives. To learn more about careers in engineering, be sure to check out some of the other engineering and science job profiles found at The Career Project.

| Chemical Engineer Job Profile | Computer Engineer Job Profile |
| Biochemical Engineer Supervisor Job Profile | Business Process Engineer Job Profile |
| CAD Engineer Job Profile | Scientific Engineering Associate Career Profile |

Interested in being one of our mentors?
Go to thecareerproject.com and fill out your career profile today.

 

FORBES: TheCareerProject is a Top 100 Career Website!

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

The Career Project

As a free and interactive career profile database, TheCareerProject.org site allows users to research thousands of real careers through the eyes of the people who work them.This site was designed with the pure intention of letting people of all ages, not just students, voyeur into any job they could think of.

 

 

 

The Daily Muse
Founded by Kathryn Minshew, Alex Cavoulacos and Melissa McCreery in September 2011, The Daily Muse is an online career and lifestyle publication targeted at women. Visit TheDailyMuse.com and you’ll find career advice, book reviews, tips for hiring, Q&A interviews with successful entrepreneurs and inspiring executives, videos and a job board. The Daily Muse also contributes to Forbes.com.

The Hired Group
Founded by nationally-recognized career coach Ryan Kahn, The Hired Group has one goal: to get you hired. Building off of Kahn’s expertise in placing young professionals into the world’s most coveted companies, The Hired Group offers personalized services ranging from resume revisions to internship and job placement. Working with over 900 employers and specializing in public relations, film, TV, music, fashion, marketing and event planning industries, The Hired Group is a top resource for helping students and recent grads in landing their dream career.

The Labor Academy
Aimed at tech professionals, this site offers information on career development, with articles on topics like crafting a personal brand and tech certifications that earn six-figure salaries. The site also includes generic career advice like how to ace a job interview. Mantel Featherson, a career coach who used to consult companies on how best to use tech personnel, writes the articles on the site and publishes guest posts.

Top 5 Nurse Job Profiles of the Week

Top 5 Nurse Job Profiles, Descriptions & Information

TheCareerProject.org provides thousands of job profiles and informational interviews for free. Here are just a few examples

#1 Nursing Job Profile Examples

911 Dispatcher Job Profile , Salary $45,000 (click to see entire job profile)

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: It’s a non profit organization of approximately 500 employees. The company services hospital systems such as St Barnabas Health Care system and Meridian Health Care System. The company is also contracted through different townships and nursing facilities. We provide transportation such as advanced life support, critical care transportation and basic life support transportation.

 

#2 Nursing Job Profile Examples

Director of scientific research Job Profile, Salary: $82,000 (click to see entire job profile)

Oversee all levels of research and micorobiology studies. report to director on all studies and evaluations.Manage a team of 23 with direct reports. Advice to others to get this job: to do their research, and thoroughly look at all companies before applying snd making sure that is what u want, keep studying and be active in the various organizations.

 

#3 Medical Assistant Profile Examples

Certified Medical Assistant, Salary: $30,000 (click to see entire job profile)

My duties and responsibilities include taking patients medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination. I also collect and prepare laboratory specimens and perform laboratory tests, prepare and administer medications, authorize drug refills, draw blood, prepare patients for x rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change dressings.

 

#4 Nurse Job Profiles Examples

Certified Nursing Assistant, Salary: $30,000 (click to see entire job profile)

I work for a medical staffing Agency.They test hire and send out professionals in the medical field to hospitals,nursing homes and private homes where shifts are available because of being understaffed. I usually go to a nursing home,and I am given a list of people who will be under my care for that shift.I am responsible for their needs,eating,bathing,taking them to the bath room.Some people are bedridden,and you must wash and dress to the best of your ability,this person,all the while making sure you are respectfull of their feelings.

 

#5 Nursing Job Profiles

Licensed Practical Nurse, Salary: $40,000 (click to see entire job profile)

Commonwealth of Pa. Department of Veterans and Military Affairs.I work in a Veterans home in Pa. It has over 500 employees. Passing meds, treatments,charting, everything and everything, being a nurses aide when we are short stafed which is very often. I do what an RN doesn’t want to do and delegates to me

Thousands of free career profiles and informational interviews only at TheCareerProject.org!

Employment Discrimination Against Felons

By B.D. Schwartz, Creator of Prison Website PrisonPath.com

Anyone with a criminal record has known the anguish and frustration of trying to find a job upon release from imprisonment. An important question concerns whether justice is truly served by employment discrimination against former inmates. From the outset, the former inmate is confronted with labels such as ex-felon or ex-offender which creates immediately a negative and discriminating environment. Americans are astonished at our high recidivism rate without considering its connection to the high unemployment rate for former inmates. Studies have shown that an employed individual is usually less likely to commit another offense.

The former inmate knows well the glazed look in the interviewer’s eyes upon learning of the prior criminal record of the applicant. The interviewer’s mind has closed to any thought of hiring despite the applicant’s qualifications and his eagerness to work. The District of Columbia , almost adopted a credible “Returning Citizens Anti-Discrimination Act”. The act would have prohibited an employer from asking questions about a prior record until a provisional job offer was offered to the applicant. An employer after receiving the information at that point could refuse to hire based upon the prior criminal record if there was a “relevant relationship” between the proposed job and the prior record. This act would have prevented the glazed look by the interviewer and would result in many more interviews that are prevented now by disclosing the applicant’s record in a pre-interview questionnaire.

There is hope since other cities such as Boston and San Francisco, have adopted such reforms.

Since 2010, eight states, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New
Mexico and Rhode Island have enacted legislation to ban the box, ( question about prior criminal record on job application) citing the benefits to public safety of a fairer hiring process for people with criminal records. Two states, California and Illinois have the policy via administrative directives, bringing the total to 10 states, representing nearly every region of the country, that have embraced the policy.

The adoption of such reforms would affect the employment numbers regarding our returning citizens and certainly reduce the recidivism rate in the United States.

For more information: National Employment Law Project

To contact B.D. Schwartz: info at prisonpath dot com

 

Top 5 Higher Education Career Profiles: Are our Mentors happy with their Careers in Education?

HIGHER EDUCATION CAREER PROFILES

Careers in “Higher Education” and academia have long been coveted and respected but how happy are people right now who are currently employed by colleges and universities? The answer might surprise you! While the jobs and salaries vary wildly ($35,000-$82,000) from an academic advisor to an adjunct professor below, majority are seemingly happy with what they do and how much they are paid.

 

ACADEMIC ADVISOR CAREER PROFILE

1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a n Academic Advisor do?

  What field is your job in?

Higher Education

  What is your job title?

Academic Advisor

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

I work for a four year state University. In my department there are 30 people. Over all there are 17,000 students and 3,000 staff and faculty.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

One year

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

40

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

I advise undergraduate students who have not been accepted to the college of their major. I help them choose the right courses and advise them on the requirements for their program. I also teach a first year college success course to freshmen students.

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.

12,000

  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.

35070

  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

Medical, Dental, Vision, 22 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave. And a Retirement plan

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

I feel I am paid well for what I do!!!

READ HER FULL CAREER PROFILE HERE

 

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR CAREER PROFILE

1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a n Adjunct Professor do?

  What field is your job in?

Education

  What is your job title?

Adjunct Professor

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

A state employee, working for a large school in the state college system.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

1 year

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

30

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

I generated lectures, teach courses, grade exams and assist students in higher education.

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.

75000

  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.

82000

  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

Health, dental, 403b

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

well compensated

READ THE FULL CAREER PROFILE


HIGHER EDUCATION CAREER PROFILES #3: Assistant Professor

1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a n Assistant professor do?

  What field is your job in?

Academia

  What is your job title?

Assistant professor

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

I work for City University of New York.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

5 years

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

30 hrs

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

I teach Anatomy and Physiology to Allied Health Students. I also conduct student research and partipate college committees.

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.

65000

  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.

70000

  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

I have summer off, dental plan and GHI health insuarance.

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

under compensated.

READ FULL CAREER PROFILE HERE


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR CAREER PROFILE #4

1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a n Assistant Director – Career Development do?

  What field is your job in?

Academic Affairs – University

  What is your job title?

Assistant Director – Career Development

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

I work at a small, private, liberal arts university. Total enrollment is approx. 3300 in an urban area.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

9 months

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

40-45 hours.

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

Mainly responsible for coordinating the University’s undergraduate internship program. Also coordinate career planning workshops throughout the year and assist with presentations as needed.

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.

44000

  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.

44750

  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

TIAA/CREF, Full medical and dental benefits, vacation accrues at approx. 2 days/month.

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

Fairly compensated.

READ THE FULL CAREER PROFILE HERE!

HIGHER EDUCATION CAREER PROFILES #5: Recruiting Coordinator

1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a Recruiting Coordinator do?

  What field is your job in?

Higher Education

  What is your job title?

Recruiting Coordinator

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

I work for the University of Memphis which services 20,000+ students and has over 500 employees.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

1 year

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

37.5

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

•Oversee the planning, registration and logistics of major career events held on campus •Plan and coordinate recruiting schedules for full time employment and internships. •Advise corporate contacts about UM Career Services policies and suggest the most effective means to target students on-campus •Act as CMC coordinator for the development and maintenance of supported databases to generate detailed reports on companies and candidates •Generate Career Services reports and compile recruiting statistics for submission to publications including NACE Salary Survey

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.

35886

  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.

35866

  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

15 hrs month vacation, 7.5 month sick, 401K and retirement plan, full medical,

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

I feel I am compensated well

 

READ HER FULL CAREER PROFILE HERE!

TheCareerProject.org “Job Profile” of the Week: What’s it like to be a CEO or President?

TheCareerProject.org has thousands of job profile examples with a new wave of small business job profiles growing every week. We are excited to show you our top job profile picks on life as an owner in your own business or being a CEO/President!

Job Profile Example: Restaurant CEO

  What field is your job in?Restaurant
  What is your job title?Ceo
  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)I work for a small coffee shop and pastry shop
  How long have you been employed in this position?12 years
  How many hours do you work a week on average?80
  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)I am in charge of operations and financial aspects
  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.78,000
  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.120000
  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)none
  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?well

To read her full job profile register now!

Job Profile Example: Medical Training CEO

1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a CEO do?

  What field is your job in?Medicine
  What is your job title?CEO
  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)I have a business which does CPR/ First Aid/ BLS Education
  How long have you been employed in this position?10 years
  How many hours do you work a week on average?10
  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)Schedule and provide training for CPR, FA, and BLS
  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.$150,000
  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.100000

To read her full job profile register now!

Job Profile Example:19 Year Old Internet CEO

1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a CTO do?

  What field is your job in?Computers
  What is your job title?CTO
  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)I run a webhosting company which specializes in hosting small and medium sized businesses.
  How long have you been employed in this position?3 Years
  How many hours do you work a week on average?30+
  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)Maintain clients, run the webstie. Support.. ect
  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.59000
  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.100000
  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)None
  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?Yes

Top 10 Worst College Majors for 2014: Low salaries and high unemployment

Worst College Majors for Your Career

10. English Major Career Information & Stats

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English Major Unemployment rate:6.7% (average for all graduates with bachelor’s degree: 4.9%)

English Major Unemployment rate for recent grads: 9.2% (average for top 100 majors: 7.7%)

English Major Median salary: $48,000 (median for all grads with bachelor’s: $54,756)

English Major Median salary for recent grads: $32,000 (median for top 100 majors: $37,000)

English Major’s Projected job growth for this field, 2010-2020: 6% (average: 14%)

English Major’s Likelihood of working retail: 1.4 times average

 

9. Sociology Major Career Information & Stats

 

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Sociology Major Unemployment rate: 7.0%

Sociology Major Unemployment rate for recent grads: 8.6%

Sociology Major Median salary: $45,000

Sociology Major Median salary for recent grads: $32,000

Sociology Major Projected job growth for this field, 2010-2020: 18%

Sociology Major’s Likelihood of working retail: 1.4 times average

 

8. Drama and Theater Arts Major Career Information & Stats

 

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Drama Major’s Unemployment rate: 7.1%

Drama Major’s Unemployment rate for recent grads: 7.8%

Drama Major’s Median salary: $40,000

Drama Major’s Median salary for recent grads: $26,000

Drama Major’s Projected job growth for this field, 2010-2020: 4%

Drama Major’s Likelihood of working retail: 2.1 times average

7. Liberal Arts Major Career Information & Stats

 

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Liberal Arts Major’s Unemployment rate: 7.6%

Liberal Arts Major’s Unemployment rate for recent grads: 9.2%

Liberal Arts Major’s Median salary: $48,000

Liberal Arts Major’s Median salary for recent grads: $30,000

Liberal Arts Major’s Projected job growth for this field, 2010-2020: not available

Liberal Arts Major’s Likelihood of working retail: 1.8 times average

 

6. Studio Arts Major Career Information & Stats

 

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Studio Art Major’s Unemployment rate: 8.0%

Studio Art Major’s Unemployment rate for recent grads: 11.1%

Studio Art Major’s Median salary: $37,000

Studio Art Major’s Median salary for recent grads: $35,900

Studio Art Major’s Projected job growth for this field, 2010-2020: 5%

Studio Art Major’s Likelihood of working retail: 2.3 times average

 

5. Graphic Design Major Career Information & Stats

 

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Graphic Design Major Unemployment rate: 8.1%

Graphic Design Major Unemployment rate for recent grads: 11.8%

Graphic Design Major Median salary: $45,000

Graphic Design Major Median salary for recent grads: $32,000

Graphic Design Major Projected job growth for this field, 2010-2020: 13%

Graphic Design Major Likelihood of working retail: 0.6 times average

4. Philosophy Major Career Information & Stats

 

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Philosophy Major Unemployment rate: 7.2%

Philosophy Major Unemployment rate for recent grads: 10.8%

Philosophy Major Median salary: $42,000

Philosophy Major Median salary for recent grads: $30,000

Philosophy Major Projected job growth for this field, 2010-2020: not available

Philosophy Major Likelihood of working retail: 2.0 times average

 

3. Photography Major Career Information & Stats

 

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Photography Major Unemployment rate: 7.3%

Photography Major  Unemployment rate for recent grads: 12.9%

Photography Major  Median salary: $45,000

Photography Major  Median salary for recent grads: $30,000

Photography Major  Projected job growth for this field, 2010-2020: 13%

Photography Major  Likelihood of working retail: 2.6 times average

2. Fine Arts Major Career Information & Stats

 

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Fine Art Majors Unemployment rate: 7.4%

Fine Art Majors Unemployment rate for recent grads: 12.6%

Fine Art Majors Median salary: $44,000

Fine Art Majors Median salary for recent grads: $30,000

Fine Art Majors Projected job growth for this field, 2010-2020: 5%

Fine Art Majors Likelihood of working retail: 1.8 times average

 

1. Anthropology Major Career Information & Stats

 

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Anthropology Major’s Unemployment rate: 6.9%

Anthropology Major’s Recent grad employment rate: 10.5%

Anthropology Major’s Median salary: $40,000

Anthropology Major’s Median salary for recent grads: $28,000

Anthropology Major’s Projected job growth for this field, 2010-2020: 21%

Anthropology Major’s Likelihood of working retail: 2.1 times average

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Top 5 Accounting Career Profiles

ACCOUNTING CAREER PROFILES

Accounting and Tax Law professionals (accountants who specialize in Taxes) are essential parts of any business or corporation.  Failure to comply with state and federal tax laws can lead to extensive penalties and even lead to the closure of the business.  These professionals are in high demand and the schooling to become an Accountant is extensive and rigorous.  Nevertheless it is a lucrative career.  You can pursue a Master of Laws in Taxation online, and obtain your CPA or MBA to begin your lucrative career in accounting.  Below are many professionals who can help you in your pursuit of an Accounting career.

TheCareerProject.org is the number one website for real career profiles with people currently employed in those jobs that are being discussed. The career field of “Accounting” seems to have shifted to a top five major for its practicality and always needed use. What is interesting is that opinions of our accountants vary wildly on if they feel well compensated, are happy in their positions and their advice for people to find a job in accounting. Of the five accounting career profiles picked below only two are happy with their current income ranging from $38,000 to $100,000.

ACCOUNTANT CAREER PROFILE #1

1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a n Accountant do?

  What field is your job in?

Construction

  What is your job title?

Accountant

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

I work for a well known construction company specializing in building homes to suit the customers needs . We work in framing, sheet metal to plumbing and fixtures . Our company employees approximately 75 people and is a for profit organization.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

10 years

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

50-55 hrs

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

I am in charge of all accounting payable & recieving, I also manage booking jobs and ordering materials needed.

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.

36,000

  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.

38000

  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

medical, dental

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

well compensated

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ACCOUNTING CAREER PROFILEs #2

1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a n accountant do?

  What field is your job in?

finance

  What is your job title?

accountant

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

its a banking and finance sector

  How long have you been employed in this position?

2 years

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

40

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

i need to visit customers explain them the plans they want to go for and prepare papers and file them

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.

100000

  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.

100000

  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

none

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

well

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ACCOUNTANT CAREER PROFILE #3

1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a n accountant do?

  What field is your job in?

financial

  What is your job title?

accountant

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

It is a mid size office which deals with processing of insurance claims.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

6 years

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

40

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

Keeping records in excel of expenditures and balance the books and keep track of pending and settled claims.

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.

50,000

  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.

55000

  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

health and dental benefits. Insurance policy and paid sick leave and vacation.

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

Under compensated .

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ACCOUNTING CAREER PROFILES #4

1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a n Accountant do?

  What field is your job in?

Accounting

  What is your job title?

Accountant

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

Large Transportation company that has over 50,000 employees in NY

  How long have you been employed in this position?

3 years

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

60

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

general accounting functions such as account anlaysis, bank reconciliations, cash management, accounts receivable and payables.

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.

50,100 for the year

  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.

50100

  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

medical and dental and eyecare

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

under compensated

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ACCOUNTING CAREER PROFILES #5

1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a n Accountant do?

  What field is your job in?

Accounting

  What is your job title?

Accountant

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

Environmental- 2000 employees

  How long have you been employed in this position?

3 years

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

40

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

Accounts Payable/ Receivable, general accounting

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.

24,000

  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.

25000

  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

2 weeks vacation, 4 days sick time, 2 personal days, health insurance, retire401 K, United HEalthcare Insurance

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

under


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