Lawyer, teacher, doctor, nurse. How many occupations can you name? What the heck does an occupational therapist do anyway? How about a valuator, conservator, arborist or orthoptist?

Good career decisions require good information—about your personal traits and preferences and about the world of work. Career Consultants can get you started by helping you to identify and articulate your skills, aptitudes, values, personality traits and interests as they relate to career choice.

Information about the world of work is everywhere—not just in libraries and career centres. Even television shows can influence your views of specific occupations. Government departments, sector councils and professional associations publish great labour market information. Personal contacts are extremely valuable, often providing "up-close and personal" views of occupations. Mentoring and job shadowing programs can help you develop professional networks. Don't forget to speak with teachers, professors, friends and relatives!

We've provided information on approximately two hundred occupational options. Thousands more exist! Be creative. Remember—good research can lead to more informed and satisfying career decisions!

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  2. A

    1. Accommodation Service Manager
    2. Accountant
    3. Actuary
    4. Aerospace Engineer
    5. Agricultural Representative, Consultant, Specialist
    6. Agriculture, Food and Biological Systems Engineer
    7. Air Pilot, Flight Engineer and Flying Instructor
    8. Air Traffic Controller
    9. Ambulance Attendant
    10. Animal Health Technologist
    11. Animal Scientist
    12. Anthropologist
    13. Arborist
    14. Archaeologist
    15. Architect
    16. Architectural Technologists and Technicians
    17. Archivist
    18. Art Conservator
    19. Art Therapist
    20. Arts Administrator
    21. Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers
    22. Astronomer
    23. Athlete
    24. Athletic Therapist
    25. Audiologist
    26. Author
  3. B

    1. Biological Systems, Agriculture and Food Engineers
    2. Biological Technologist
    3. Biologist
    4. Biomedical Engineers
    5. Biostatistician
    6. Botanist
    7. Broadcaster
    8. Business Development Officer
    9. Business Manager
    10. Buyer
  4. C

    1. CSIS Agent
    2. Cardiology Technologist
    3. Cardiopulmonary Technologist
    4. Cartographer
    5. Chef
    6. Chemical Engineer
    7. Chemist & Chemical Technologist/Technicians
    8. Child Life Therapist
    9. Chiropodist
    10. Chiropractor
    11. Choreographers
    12. City Planner
    13. Civil Engineer
    14. Civil Engineering Technologist and Technician
    15. Claims Examiner
    16. Clinical Perfusionist
    17. Coach
    18. College Instructor
    19. Communications/Public Relations Specialist
    20. Community & Social Service Workers
    21. Community Economic Development Officer
    22. Computer Engineer (Hardware)
    23. Computer Programmer & Interactive Media Developer
    24. Computer Software Engineer
    25. Computer Systems Analyst
    26. Conference and Event Planner
    27. Conservation Officer
    28. Conservator
    29. Construction Manager
    30. Copywriter
    31. Correctional Service Officer
    32. Counsellor
    33. Crime Analyst
    34. Criminologist
    35. Curator
    36. Cytotechnologist
  5. D

    1. Dance Therapist
    2. Dancer
    3. Database Analysts & Data Administrators
    4. Dental Hygienist
    5. Dentist
    6. Denturist
    7. Diagnostic Cytotechnologist
    8. Dietitian
    9. Disaster Response Manager / Relief Worker
    10. Doctor
    11. Drafting Technologists and Technicians
  6. E

    1. Early Childhood Educator
    2. Ecologist
    3. Economic/Business Development Officer
    4. Economist, Economic Policiy Analyst
    5. Editor
    6. Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
    7. Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    8. Electrophysiolological Technologist
    9. Emergency Medical Technician
    10. Emergency Response Manager
    11. Employment Counsellor
    12. Engineer
    13. Engineer, Aerospace
    14. Engineer, Agriculture, Food and Biological Systems
    15. Engineer, Biomedical
    16. Engineer, Chemical
    17. Engineer, Civil
    18. Engineer, Computer
    19. Engineer, Electrical and Electronics
    20. Engineer, Environmental
    21. Engineer, Geological
    22. Engineer, Industrial and Manufacturing
    23. Engineer, Mechanical
    24. Engineer, Metallurgical
    25. Engineer, Mining
    26. Engineer, Petroleum
    27. Engineering Technologists and Technicians
    28. Entomologist
    29. Entrepreneur
    30. Environmental Engineer
    31. Environmental Policy Researcher, Analyst & Program Officer
    32. Environmental Scientist / Specialist
    33. Epidemiologist
    34. Ergonomist
    35. Event Planner
  7. F

    1. Family Physician
    2. Fashion Designer
    3. Film Directors, Producers and Related Occupations
    4. Financial Analyst
    5. Financial Planner
    6. Firefighter
    7. Fishery Officer
    8. Flight Attendant
    9. Food Scientist
    10. Food Service Manager
    11. Food, Agriculture and Biological Systems Engineers
    12. Foreign Service Officer
    13. Forensic Scientist
    14. Forest Firefighter
    15. Forester
    16. Fundraiser
    17. Funeral Director
  8. G

    1. General Practitioner
    2. Genetic Counsellor
    3. Geneticist
    4. Geographer
    5. Geographic Information Systems Specialist
    6. Geological Engineer
    7. Geologist
    8. Graphic Designer
    9. Guidance Counsellor
  9. H

    1. Health & Safety Officer
    2. Health Physicist
    3. Health Policy Researcher, Analyst and Program Officer
    4. Health Service Administrator
    5. Historian
    6. Home Economist
    7. Horticulturalist
    8. Hotel Manager
    9. Human Resource Specialist / Manager
    10. Hydrologist
  10. I

    1. Industrial Designer
    2. Industrial Hygienist
    3. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer
    4. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Technologist and Technician
    5. Information Systems Analyst
    6. Insurance Adjuster
    7. Insurance Broker
    8. Insurance Underwriter
    9. Intelligence Officers & Analysts
    10. Interior Designer
    11. Interpreter
  11. J

    1. Journalist
  12. K

    1. Kinesiologist
  13. L

    1. Labour Relations Officer
    2. Land Surveyor
    3. Landscape Architect
    4. Landscape and Horticulture Technician / Specialist
    5. Lawyer
    6. Legal Assistant
    7. Lexicographer
    8. Librarian
    9. Licensed Practical Nurse
    10. Linguist
    11. Logistics Manager
  14. M

    1. Management Consultant
    2. Manufacturing and Industrial Engineer
    3. Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Technologist and Technician
    4. Mapping Technologist
    5. Marine Biologist
    6. Maritime Transport - Deck - Ship's Officer
    7. Market Research Analyst
    8. Marriage and Family Therapist
    9. Massage Therapist
    10. Mathematician
    11. Mechanical Engineer
    12. Mechanical Engineering Technologist
    13. Medical Doctor
    14. Medical Laboratory Technologist
    15. Medical Microbiologist
    16. Medical Physicist
    17. Medical Radiation Technologist
    18. Medical Radiation Therapist
    19. Medical Sonographer
    20. Medical Writer
    21. Metallurgical Engineer
    22. Meteorologist
    23. Microbiologist
    24. Midwife
    25. Military Member or Officer
    26. Mining Engineer
    27. Music Therapist
    28. Musician
  15. N

    1. Naturopathic Doctor
    2. Nuclear Medicine Technologist
    3. Nurse, Licensed Practical
    4. Nurse, Practitioner
    5. Nurse, Registered
    6. Nurse, Registered Psychiatric
    7. Nutritionist
  16. O

    1. Occupational Health and Safety Officer
    2. Occupational Hygienist
    3. Occupational Therapist
    4. Oceanographer
    5. Operations Research Analyst
    6. Optician
    7. Optometrist
    8. Orthoptist
    9. Orthotist
    10. Osteopathic Manual Therapist
  17. P

    1. Paralegal
    2. Paramedic
    3. Park Warden
    4. Parole / Probation Officer
    5. Pathologists' Assistant
    6. Pedorthist
    7. Personal Trainer
    8. Petroleum Engineer
    9. Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    10. Pharmacist
    11. Pharmacologist
    12. Philosopher & Ethicist
    13. Photographer
    14. Physician
    15. Physician Assistant
    16. Physicist
    17. Physiotherapist
    18. Pilot
    19. Plant Scientist
    20. Podiatrist
    21. Police Officer
    22. Policy Analyst
    23. Political Scientist
    24. Private Investigator
    25. Probation Officer
    26. Producers (TV, Motion Pictures, Performing Arts)
    27. Professor
    28. Property Assessors and Appraisers
    29. Prothetist
    30. Psychiatric Nurse
    31. Psychiatrist
    32. Psychologist
    33. Public Health Inspector
    34. Public Relations / Communications Specialist
    35. Publisher
    36. Purchasing Agents and Managers
  18. Q

  19. R

    1. Radiation Technologist
    2. Radiation Therapist
    3. Real Estate Agent
    4. Records Administrator
    5. Recreation Director
    6. Recreational Therapist
    7. Registered Nurse
    8. Registered Psychiatric Nurse
    9. Religious/Spiritual Leaders & Professionals
    10. Respiratory Therapist
    11. Restaurant Manager
    12. Retail Manager
  20. S

    1. Sales and Marketing Manager
    2. School / Guidance Counsellor
    3. School Psychologist
    4. Science Policy Analyst, Researcher and Program Officer
    5. Science Writer
    6. Security Guard
    7. Seismologist
    8. Sign Language Interpreter
    9. Social Policy Researcher, Analyst and Program Officer
    10. Social Worker
    11. Sociologist
    12. Software Engineer
    13. Soil Scientist
    14. Speech-language Pathologist
    15. Sports Administrator
    16. Sports Scout
    17. Statistician
    18. Supply Chain Manager
    19. Surgeon
    20. Survey Technologist and Technician
  21. T

    1. Teacher
    2. Technical Writer
    3. Terminologist
    4. Textile Scientist
    5. Tourism Development Officer
    6. Toxicologist
    7. Translator
    8. Transportation Manager
    9. Travel Counsellor
  22. U

    1. Ultrasound Technologist / Sonographer
    2. University Professors and Lecturers
    3. Urban Planner
  23. V

    1. Valuators, Assessors and Appraisers
    2. Veterinarian
    3. Volunteer Coordinator / Administrator
  24. W

    1. Web Designer
    2. Writer
  25. X

    1. X-ray Technologists
  26. Y

    1. Youth Worker
  27. Z

    1. Zoologist