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. Accountant
    2. Actuary
    3. Aerospace Engineer
    4. Agricultural & Biological Systems Engineers
    5. Agricultural Representative, Consultant, Specialist
    6. Air Traffic Controller and related occupations
    7. Animal Health Technologist
    8. Animal Scientist
    9. Anthropologist
    10. Archaeologist
    11. Architect
    12. Archivist
    13. Art Therapist
    14. Arts Administrator
    15. Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers
    16. Astronomer & Physicist
    17. Athlete
    18. Athletic Therapist
  3. B

    1. Biologists & Biological Technologists
    2. Biomedical Engineers
    3. Botanist
    4. Broadcaster
    5. Business Development Officer
  4. C

    1. Chef
    2. Chemical Engineer
    3. Chemists & Chemical Technologists/Technicians
    4. Child Life Therapist
    5. Chiropractor
    6. Civil Engineer
    7. Clinical Perfusionists & CardioPulmonary Technologists
    8. Coaches & Scouts
    9. Community & Social Service Workers
    10. Computer Engineer
    11. Computer Programmers & Interactive Media Developers
    12. Computer Software Engineers
    13. Computer Systems Analyst
    14. Conference and Event Planner
    15. Conservation Officer
    16. Conservator
    17. Construction Manager
    18. Correctional Service Officer
    19. Counsellor
    20. Criminologist
    21. Curator
  5. D

    1. Dance Therapist
    2. Dancer
    3. Data Analysts & Database Administrators
    4. Dental Hygienist
    5. Dentist
    6. Denturist
    7. Disaster Response Manager / Relief Worker
    8. Drafting & Architectural Techs
  6. E

    1. Early Childhood Educator
    2. Ecologist
    3. Economist, Economic Policiy Analyst
    4. Editor
    5. Electrical & Electronics Engineer
    6. Electrophysiological & Cardiology Technologist
    7. Employment Counsellors & Career Development Practitioners
    8. Engineering Technologists and Technicians (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial)
    9. Engineers
    10. Entomologist
    11. Entrepreneur
    12. Environmental Scientists & Specialists
    13. Epidemiologist
    14. Ergonomist
  7. F

    1. Fashion Designer
    2. Financial Analyst
    3. Financial Planner
    4. Firefighter
    5. Flight Attendant
    6. Food Scientist
    7. Food Service & Restaurant Managers
    8. Foreign Service Officer
    9. Forensic Scientist
    10. Forester
    11. Fundraiser
    12. Funeral Directors & Embalmers
  8. G

    1. General Practitioners & Specialist Physicians
    2. Genetic Counsellor
    3. Geneticist
    4. Geographer
    5. Geological Engineer
    6. Geologist & Geological Technicians/Technologists
    7. Geophysicists
    8. Graphic Designers & Illustrators
  9. H

    1. Health Care Managers and Service Administrators
    2. Historian
    3. Home Economist
    4. Human Resource Specialist / Manager
    5. Hydrologist
  10. I

    1. Industrial & Manufacturing Engineer
    2. Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Technologist and Technician
    3. Industrial Designer
    4. Industrial Hygienist
    5. Insurance Broker
    6. Insurance Underwriter, Adjuster & Claims Examiner
    7. Intelligence Officer
    8. Interior Designer
  11. J

    1. Journalist
  12. K

    1. Kinesiologist
  13. L

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

    1. Management Consultant
    2. Mapping Technologist
    3. Marine Biologist
    4. Maritime Transport, Traffic & Coast Guard Officers
    5. Market Researcher and Consultant
    6. Marriage and Family Therapist
    7. Massage Therapist
    8. Mathematician
    9. Mechanical Engineer
    10. Med. Radiation Therapist
    11. Medical Laboratory Technologist
    12. Medical Radiation Technologist / X-Ray Tech
    13. Medical Sonographer
    14. Metallurgical Engineer
    15. Meteorologist
    16. Microbiologist
    17. Midwife
    18. Military Member or Officer
    19. Mining Engineer
    20. Minister and Relligous Leaders
    21. Music Therapist
    22. Musician
  15. N

    1. Naturopathic Doctor
    2. Nurse - Nurse Practitioner
    3. Nutritionist / Dietitian
  16. O

    1. Occupational Health and Safety Officer | Public Health Inspector
    2. Occupational Therapist
    3. Oceanographer
    4. Operations Research Analyst
    5. Optician
    6. Optometrist
    7. Optometrist
  17. P

    1. Paralegal & Legal Assistant
    2. Paramedic
    3. Parole / Probation Officer
    4. Pathologists' Assistant
    5. Pedorthist
    6. Personal Trainer
    7. Petroleum Engineer
    8. Pharmaceutical / Med Device / Tech Sales Representative
    9. Pharmacist
    10. Pharmacologist & Toxicologist
    11. Philosopher & Ethicist
    12. Photographer
    13. Physician Assistant
    14. Physiotherapist
    15. Pilot, Air Pilot, Flight Engineer and Flying Instructor |
    16. Plant Scientist
    17. Podiatrist and Chiropodist
    18. Police Officer
    19. Policy Analyst
    20. Political Scientist
    21. Practitioners of Natural Healing
    22. Private Investigator and Security Guard
    23. Producers, Directors, Choreographers (TV, Motion Pictures, Performing Arts)
    24. Prosthetist, Orthotist, & Ocularist
    25. Psychiatric Nurse
    26. Psychiatrist
    27. Psychologist
    28. Public Relations / Communications Specialist
    29. Publisher
    30. Purchasing Manager & Buyer Fashion Merchandising
  18. Q

  19. R

    1. Real Estate Agent
    2. Records Administrator
    3. Recreation & Sport Administrator
    4. Recreational Therapist
    5. Registered Nurse
    6. Respiratory Therapist
  20. S

    1. Sales and Marketing Manager
    2. School / Guidance Counsellor
    3. School Psychologist
    4. Seismologist
    5. Sign Language Interpreter
    6. Social Worker
    7. Sociologist
    8. Soil Scientist
    9. Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologist
    10. Statistician
  21. T

    1. Teacher
    2. Technical Writer
    3. Textile Scientist
    4. Translator
    5. Travel Counsellor
  22. U

    1. University Professors and Lecturers
    2. Urban Regional and Land Use Planners
  23. V

    1. Veterinarian
    2. Volunteer Coordinator / Administrator
  24. W

    1. Web Designer
    2. Writer
  25. X

  26. Y

    1. Youth Worker
  27. Z

    1. Zoologist