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Accountants and Auditors

Accountants compile, analyze, verify, and prepare financial records, including profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cost studies, and tax reports. Accountants may specialize in areas such as auditing, tax work, assurance, consulting, cost accounting, budgeting and control, or information

Acquisitions Librarians

Acquisitions librarians build and maintain library collections, which include print items, such as books and periodicals, digital items, such as CD-ROMs and DVDs, electronic resources, such as e-books and databases, as well as music, art, and other resources available to library patrons.

Active and Contemplative Religious Sisters and Brothers

Within the Roman Catholic Church, the titles sister and brother are given to members of religious communities. Members take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and devote their lives to God. Sisters and brothers generally view their way of life not so much as a career but as a vocation—a


Actors play parts or roles in dramatic productions on the stage, in motion pictures, on television or radio, or on the Internet. They impersonate, or portray, characters by speech, gesture, song, and dance. There are approximately 69,000 actors working in the United States.


Actuaries use statistical formulas and techniques to calculate the probability of events such as death, disability, sickness, unemployment, retirement, and property loss. Actuaries develop formulas to predict how much money an insurance company will pay in claims, which determines the overall cost


Acupuncturists are health care professionals who practice the ancient East Asian healing art of acupuncture. Acupuncture is a complete medical system that helps to improve body functioning and promote natural healing. It has been practiced in China for thousands of years to maintain health, prevent

Adaptive Physical Education Specialists

Adaptive physical education specialists teach physical education to adults and children with delayed motor development or other physical impairments. Specialists individualize instruction according to the student's age, skill level, and condition. They may screen and place students in physical

Adult and Vocational Education Teachers

Adult and vocational education teachers teach basic academic subjects to adults who did not finish high school or who are learning to speak English, help prepare post-high school students and other adults for specific occupations, and provide personal enrichment. Adult education teachers offer

Adult Day Care Coordinators

Adult day care coordinators, also called adult day services coordinators, direct day service programs for adults who have physical or mental impairments or both. Clients of these programs are usually the elderly, although younger people with impairments, such as those recovering from strokes, may

Advanced Practice Nurses

Advanced practice nurses (APNs) are a broad category of registered nurses (RNs) who have completed advanced clinical nurses' educational practice requirements beyond the two to four years of basic nursing education required for all RNs. Under the advanced practice nursing designation fall four

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