is a series of occupational briefs which aims to provide information on hard to fill and highly-in-demand occupations identified during the 2006 National Manpower Summit and the 2007 National Human Resource Conference. The Career Guides contain such information as the nature of the job, its education and competency requirements, earnings, employment and job outlook.
Accountant - apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports.
Aircraft Mechanics - fit, service, repair and overhaul aircraft components, engines, accessories and related equipment.
Animator - creates the illusion of motion thru drawings and movement of images to convey a meaning or a story. The Animator heavily relies on his/her artistic ability, although there is a growing need to be familiar with technical computer packages (animation software). Animators work in 2D animations (such as cartoons), 3D model making animation, or computer generated animation.
Architecture - are licensed professionals trained in the art and science of building design. They provide a wide variety of professional services to individuals and organizations planning a construction project.
Barista - is a person who prepares coffee drinks in a coffee bar.
CAD Operator - (Computer Aided Design) Operator is one who operates a CAD system. In many design environments, the CAD Operator is equivalent to a draftsperson. The CAD Operator's role is much broader than that of a traditional draftsman because CAD systems require not only traditional drafting or drawing expertise but computer skills as well.
Call Center Agent - industry's workforce is led by Call Center Agents. A Call Center Agent answers all inbound and outbound calls in a professional, friendly and timely manner.
Chef - plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities, and prepare and cook meals and specialty foods.
Civil Engineer- perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, dams, irrigation projects, pipeline, power plants, water and sewage system, waste disposal units, and other civil engineering structures.
Cook - prepare and cook a wide variety of food stuffs in hotels, restaurants and other public eating places, on board ships and in private households establishments
Electrical Engineer - design, develop, test and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment. This includes power generating and transmission equipment used by electric utilities and electric motors, machinery controls and lighting and wiring in building, automobiles and aircraft. They also design and participate in the operation of utilities for generating and distributing electric power. They are in charge of preparing cost estimates of activities involved in the construction and installation of power generation and transmission/transformation projects. Areas of specialization are power distribution equipment, electronics, integrated circuits, construction, electrical equipment and communications manufacturing.
Geologist - are concerned with the study of the characteristics of the earth's crust, particularly catastrophes like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides and other phenomena related to the earth's upper mantle. They study rocks and soils to locate mineral deposits of economic importance such as metals, non metals, oil, natural gas, geothermal and underground water resources.
Heavy Equipment Operator - operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, loaders, graders, dozers and excavators used in construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures as well as surface mining and quarrying activities.
Hotel Reservations Officer - obtain necessary reservations for guest and clients; they make and confirm reservations for accommodation in hotels and other lodging places.
Massage Therapist - is a licensed certified therapist who had undergone extensive training regarding anatomy, physiology, and multitude of massage techniques. They manually manipulate soft tissues and muscles to increase the health and wellness of their clients.
Medical Transcriptionist - deals with interpreting and electronic encoding of patient assessment, therapeutic procedures, medical history and treatment from hospitals and other medical institutions abroad.
Metallurgical Engineer - extract the desired metal from ores that have been dug up. They employ smelting, electrolysis, and distillation to process the ores. After extraction, ores are refined, purified and adapted for manufacture. Some metallurgical engineers concern themselves solely with processing the metals to determine such properties as strength, hardness or
Mining Engineer - are concerned with the efficient construction, equipment and operation of mines. They plan mine working, hoisting mechanisms, power supplies and systems for drainage, ventilation and lighting. They deal with the operation of extracting ores and other minerals from the earth and handling them to the point of delivery for processing.
Professional Nurse - is a health care professional engaged in the practice of nursing. Along with other health care professionals, nurses are responsible for the treatment, safety, and recovery of acutely or chronically ill/injured people; health maintenance of the healthy; and treatment of life-threatening emergencies in various health care settings. Nurses may also be involved in research and may perform non-clinical functions necessary to the delivery of health care.
Nursing Assistant - assists in the care of patients under the direct supervision of licensed health professionals. They work as members of the nursing team in hospitals, nursing homes, private homes and a variety of other settings.
Optometrist - provide public health services in vision care. They examine eyes to diagnose vision problems and ocular disease (pertaining to the eye). They prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses and recommend treatment such as exercises to correct vision problems or ocular disorders.
Pharmacist - distribute drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. They advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosages, interactions, and side effects of medications.
Commercial Airline Pilot - transport passengers and cargo, normally on fixed routes and schedules. They are in command of a multi-crew airline aircraft and have full responsibility for the safety of the aircraft's passengers and crews.
Computer Programmer- write, modify, integrate and test computer codes for microcomputer and mainframe software applications, data processing applications, opening and operating systems-level software, and communications software. Computer Programmers generally know more than one programming language. In practice, these programmers often are referred to by the language they know such as Java programmers, or by the type of function they perform or environment in which they work - for example, database programmers, mainframe programmers, or Web programmers.
Receptionist - is a person in an office/administrative support position. They receive clients/visitors, provide information and makes appointments on behalf of the office/company.
Room Attendant- performs duties in the cleaning and serving of guestrooms according to hotel/resort standards under the supervision of the Executive Housekeeper.
Retail Salesperson- sell goods to customers in retail establishments and demonstrate and explain functions and qualities of these goods.
Software Engineer- conducts research; designs; and evaluates, integrates and maintains software application, technical environments, operating systems, embedded software, information warehouses and telecommunications software.
Surveyor- are responsible for measuring and mapping the earth's surface. They provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, map-making, mining, land evaluation, construction and for other purposes such as the determination of property boundaries.
Telemarketer- promotes an organization's products and services by telephoning potential customers relying on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
Physical Therapist- work with individuals who have a permanent or temporary impairment in their physical or mental functioning. They help patients to recover and improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. Physical Therapists help patients to improve their basic motor functions and to compensate for permanent loss of function.
Tour Guide - accompany visitors on local tours and provide general guide services. They give information on history, archeology, monuments and works of art, the environment, culture, places of interest/attractions, and any matters of interest to the visitor.
Waiter/Waitress - ensures that the guest receives prompt attention and service when they enter the restaurant.