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Career Highlights

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Accountant

Summary of Occupation

Accountants work on a wide range of finance-related tasks, including preparing and examining financial records to ensure accuracy. Typical working environment is in an office setting. Work is a typical 40-hour workweek, which may increase during tax season or audits.

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Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician

Summary of Occupation

A clinical/medical laboratory technologist collects samples of blood, tissue, or bodily fluids and performs tests to analyze those materials. The technologist works in a hospital, clinic, doctor’s office, or diagnostic laboratory.

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Concrete or Construction Manager

Major in:

Concrete Technology
Division of Technical Education

The Concrete Technology program prepares you to transfer to Middle Tennessee State University’s School of Concrete and Construction Management program. MTSU’s program will prepare you for a career in construction at the management/contractor level.

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Summary of Occupation

Construction and concrete managers participate in the development of construction projects, oversee the projects' organization, schedule, budget, and implementation. Constructions managers range from the self-employed to those employed for specialty trade contractors. Work may be for commercial or residential locations. Most of a concrete/construction manager's time is spent on-site overseeing the project. Long hours and being "on call" around the clock are common demands.

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Industrial Organization (I/O) Psychologist

Summary of Occupation

Industrial and organizational (I/O) psychologists focus on the behavior of employees in the workplace. They apply psychological principles and research methods to improve the overall work environment, including performance, communication, professional satisfaction, and safety.

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Mathematics Teacher

Summary of Occupation

High school teachers plan and teach lessons in their content area. They assess students to determine how well the students understood and retained the content. They adapt lessons based on the needs of their students. They interact with other faculty, staff, administration, and parents. They supervise students in the classroom and at school events. They maintain discipline and enforce classroom rules and school policies. They prepare students for life beyond high school.

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Paramedic

Major in

Paramedic
Division of Public Safety

This program prepares licensed emergency medical technicians to take the National Registry Paramedic Exam. Prospective students must have a recent CPR healthcare provider level certificate, medical malpractice and health insurance, and complete a physical exam with all required vaccinations.

Summary of Occupation

Paramedics provide medical aid to those who are sick or injured in an emergency. They quickly assess the patient and provide immediate treatment. They can play a key role in a patient’s survival.

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Pharmacy Technician

Summary of Occupation

Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. They may measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

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Technical Writer

Summary of Occupation

Technical writers write technical materials for companies or agencies, such as manuals or operating instructions. Technical writers typically work in an office setting researching information, writing, editing, or collaborating with other team members. Technical writers may need to draw or illustrate details for the materials.

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