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 Services Manager
    2. Accountant
    3. Actuary
    4. Administrative Officers
    5. Aerospace Engineer
    6. Agricultural & Biological Systems Engineers
    7. Agricultural Representative, Consultant, Specialist
    8. Air Pilot, Flight Engineer and Flying Instructor
    9. Air Traffic Controller and related occupations
    10. Ambulance Attendant
    11. Animal Health Technologist
    12. Animal Scientist
    13. Anthropologist
    14. Arborist
    15. Archaeologist
    16. Architect
    17. Architectural Technologists and Technicians
    18. Archivist
    19. Art Conservator
    20. Art Gallery Technician
    21. Art Therapist
    22. Artist
    23. Arts Administrator
    24. Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers
    25. Astronomer & Physicist
    26. Athlete
    27. Athletic Therapist
    28. Audiologist
    29. Author
  3. B

    1. Biologists & Biological Technologists
    2. Biomedical Engineers
    3. Biostatistician
    4. Botanist
    5. Broadcaster
    6. Broadcasting Technical Coordinators and Support Workers
    7. Business Development Officer
    8. Buyer
  4. C

    1. CSIS Agent
    2. Camera Operator (Film & Video)
    3. Cardiology Technologist
    4. Cariopulmonary Technologist
    5. Cartographer
    6. Chef
    7. Chemical Engineer
    8. Chemists & Chemical Technologists
    9. Child Life Therapist
    10. Chinese Medicine Practitioners
    11. Chiropodist
    12. Chiropractor
    13. Choreographers
    14. City Planner
    15. Civil Engineer
    16. Civil Engineering Technologist and Technician
    17. Claims Examiner
    18. Clinical Perfusionists & CardioPulmonary Technologists
    19. Coaches & Scouts
    20. College Instructor
    21. Communications/Public Relations Specialist
    22. Community & Social Service Workers
    23. Community Economic Development Officer
    24. Computer Engineer
    25. Computer Programmers & Interactive Media Developers
    26. Computer Software Engineers
    27. Computer Systems Analyst
    28. Conductors, Composers & Arrangers
    29. Conference and Event Planner
    30. Conservation Officer
    31. Conservator
    32. Construction Manager
    33. Copywriter
    34. Correctional Service Officer
    35. Counsellor
    36. Criminologist
    37. Curator
    38. 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. Directors (TV, Motion Pictures, Performing Arts)
    10. Disaster Response Manager / Relief Worker
    11. Doctor (MD)
    12. Drafting & Architectural Techs
  6. E

    1. Early Childhood Educator
    2. Ecologist
    3. Economic & Business Development Officer
    4. Economist, Economic Policiy Analyst
    5. Editor
    6. Electrical & Electronics Engineer
    7. Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
    8. Electrophysiological & Cardiology Technologist
    9. Emergency Medical Technician
    10. Emergency Response Manager
    11. Employment Counsellors & Career Development Practitioners
    12. Engineering Technologists and Technicians (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial)
    13. Engineers
    14. Entomologist
    15. Entrepreneur
    16. Environmental Engineer
    17. Environmental Policy Researcher, Analyst & Program Officer
    18. Environmental Scientists & Specialists
    19. Epidemiologist
    20. Ergonomist
    21. Event Planner
    22. Executive Assistants
    23. Exhibit Designer
  7. F

    1. Family Physician
    2. Fashion Designer
    3. Film & Video Camera Operator
    4. Film Directors, Producers & Related Occupations
    5. Film Technical Coordinators & Support roles
    6. Financial Analyst
    7. Financial Planner
    8. Firefighter
    9. Fishery Officer
    10. Flight Attendant
    11. Food Scientist
    12. Food Service & Restaurant Managers
    13. Food, Agriculture & Biological Systems Engineer
    14. Foreign Service Officer
    15. Forensic Scientist
    16. Forest Firefighter
    17. Forester
    18. Fundraiser
    19. Funeral Directors & Embalmers
  8. G

    1. General Practitioners & Specialist Physicians
    2. Genetic Counsellor
    3. Geneticist
    4. Geographer
    5. Geographic Information Systems Specialist
    6. Geological Engineer
    7. Geologist & Geological Technologist
    8. Geophysicists
    9. Graphic Designers & Illustrators
    10. Guidance Counsellor
  9. H

    1. Health & Safety Officer
    2. Health Care Managers and Service Administrators
    3. Health Physicist
    4. Health Policy Researcher, Analyst & Program Officer
    5. Health Service Administrator
    6. Herbalist
    7. Historian
    8. Historical & Nature Interpreter
    9. Historical Interpreter
    10. Home Economist
    11. Homeopaths
    12. Horticulturalist
    13. Hotel Manager
    14. Human Resource Specialist / Manager
    15. Hydrologist
  10. I

    1. Industrial & Manufacturing Engineer
    2. Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Technologist and Technician
    3. Industrial Designer
    4. Industrial Hygienist
    5. Information Systems Analyst
    6. Insurance Broker
    7. Insurance Underwriter, Adjuster & Claims Examiner
    8. Intelligence Officer
    9. Interior Designer
    10. International Aid Worker
    11. International Development Officer
    12. Interpreter
  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. Legal Assistant
    7. Lexicographer
    8. Librarian
    9. Licensed Practical Nurse
    10. Linguist
    11. Logistics Manager
  14. M

    1. Management Consultant
    2. Manufacturing & Industrial Engineer
    3. Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering Technologist and Technician
    4. Mapping Technologist
    5. Marine Biologist
    6. Maritime Transport, Traffic & Coast Guard Officers
    7. Market Researcher and Consultant
    8. Marketing Manager
    9. Marriage and Family Therapist
    10. Massage Therapist
    11. Mathematician
    12. Mechanical Engineer
    13. Mechanical Engineering Technologist
    14. Med. Radiation Therapist
    15. Medical Doctor
    16. Medical Laboratory Technologist
    17. Medical Microbiologist
    18. Medical Physicist
    19. Medical Radiation Technologist / X-Ray Tech
    20. Medical Radiation Therapist
    21. Medical Sonographer
    22. Medical Writer
    23. Metallurgical Engineer
    24. Meteorologist
    25. Microbiologist
    26. Midwife
    27. Military Member or Officer
    28. Mining Engineer
    29. Minister and Religious Leaders
    30. Museum Technician
    31. Music Conductors and Composers
    32. Music Therapist
    33. Musician
  15. N

    1. Naturalist
    2. Naturopathic Doctor
    3. Nuclear Medicine Technologist
    4. Nurse - Licensed Practical Nurse
    5. Nurse - Nurse Practitioner
    6. Nurse - Psychiatric Nurse
    7. Nurse - Registered Nurse
    8. Nutritionist / Dietitian
  16. O

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

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

  19. R

    1. Radiation Technologist
    2. Radiation Therapist
    3. Real Estate Agent
    4. Records Administrator
    5. Recreation & Sport Administrator
    6. Recreational Therapist
    7. Reflexologists
    8. Registered Dietitian
    9. Registered Nurse
    10. Registered Psychiatric Nurse
    11. Respiratory Therapist
    12. Restaurant Manager
    13. Retail Manager
  20. S

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

    1. Teacher
    2. Technical Writer
    3. Technology Transfer Officer
    4. Terminologist
    5. Textile Scientist
    6. Theatre Technical Coordinators & Support roles
    7. Tourism Development Officer
    8. Toxicologist
    9. Translator
    10. Transportation Manager
    11. Travel Counsellor
  22. U

    1. Ultrasound Technologist / Sonographer
    2. University Professors and Lecturers
    3. Urban Regional and Land Use Planners
  23. V

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

    1. Web Designer
    2. Writer
  25. X

  26. Y

    1. Youth Worker
  27. Z

    1. Zoologist