Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical lab technicians work in science laboratories and use special equipment to run tests. Their job starts when they receive samples of body fluids or tissues from a doctor. The medical lab tech must study and prepare the sample for testing. The results of the tests go back to the doctor to help with diagnosing […]

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational therapy assistants help clients overcome the challenges of recovering from illness, injury, or other disabling conditions. They select therapy activities that fit the patient’s needs and capabilities, then monitor their performance and provide instruction and encouragement. They will evaluate the daily living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients, then instruct […]

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical therapy assistants help patients regain physical abilities, recover independence, and improve their quality of life. They measure patients’ range-of-joint motion, body parts, or vital signs to determine effects of treatments. They will instruct patients in prescribed exercises or assist in therapeutic treatments such as aquatic physical therapy, heat, light, sound, or electrical modality treatments. […]

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Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 286

The Apprenticeship Program run by Mechanical Contractors Association of Austin, Inc. and Local Union 286 trains plumbers and pipefitters with little or no trade experience. The apprenticeship program requires five years and includes two distinct parts: (1) 10,000 hours of on-the-job training and (2) 1,225 hours of classroom instruction in subjects related to the trade. […]

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Power Technology

A power technician monitors power generating equipment such as boilers, turbines, generators, or reactors, using control boards. They start and stop generators, as needed, to control power output. They perform maintenance on auxiliary equipment such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feedwater heaters, and filters. They open and close valves and switches in sequence to start […]

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Registered Nurse (RN, ADN)

Consistently ranked as one of the top jobs in the nation, nursing is a great choice for anyone looking for a meaningful career. Nursing is a hands-on field and much of your time will be spent directly caring for patients. It’s a big responsibility. In this role, you’ll consult with the healthcare team of doctors, […]

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Renewable Energy Technician

Renewable energy technicians often specialize in photovoltaic (solar) energy installation but may find some opportunities in wind energy (turbine) technology. Photovoltaic technicians, also known as PV installers, assemble, install, and maintain solar panel systems on rooftops or other structures. This includes measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules, as well as performing […]

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Respiratory Therapist (at Temple College)

Respiratory therapists work as part of a team of physicians and nurses to provide care to patients. Specifically, they set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatuses, environmental control systems, or aerosol generators. In some cases, respiratory therapists will provide emergency care, such as artificial respiration, external cardiac massage, or […]

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Surgical Technician

Surgical technicians play a critical role in the operating room by keeping the patient safe and instruments accounted for. Surgical techs will often start by sterilizing instruments and setting up the operating room. They will then prepare the patient and assist the anesthesiologist. During the surgery, they will closely monitor vital signs and keep count […]

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Utility Lineworker

Utility lineworkers usually work for utility or power companies but their skills may help them find work in other companies as well. They typically install, maintain, and repair electrical lines that provide power to a region including houses and businesses. The work can include climbing poles or using truck-mounted buckets to access lines, digging holes […]

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