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    I recently received information about job opportunities from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). Until I received their fact sheet about this line of work, I didn’t even know that it existed. It turns out if you have a mind for math and science, are good with your hands and want a stable, well-paid job, corrosion engineering is a great field to pursue right now.

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    Name: Dr. Noorulamin Baloch
    Job Title: Senior Medical Officer
    Years of Experience: 15 years
    Where: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
    Current Employer: Government of Sindh Lyari General Hospital
    Education: Liaquet Medical College, MBBS, DA, Anesthesiolgy and Surgical Intensive Care, Family Planning.
    Other Relevant Work Experience: Rotary ward duties in surgical & medical units, emergency and casualty department, medical care in sugar industry, etc.
    Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for median physician salaries in the U.S. and Pakistan.

    Medical Jobs in Pakistan - Senior Medical Officer

    Dr. Noorulamin Baloch is a senior medical officer and anesthesiologist working in Pakistan. As discussed in the following Salary Story, medical jobs in Pakistan can involve numerous challenges, including lack of equipment or supplies. However, Dr. Baloch is passionate about anesthesiology and has helped thousands of patients over the course of a career. Keep reading to find out how this physician got started, what it's like to work in Pakistan and what to expect from an anesthesiologist career.

    PayScale: What is your physician job description?

    Well I am an anesthetist and it is my job to provide anesthesia - general, spinal, regional - in operation theatres of different surgical faculties like G surgery, eye, ENT, urology, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, gynecology & obstetrics, radiolgy, cancer dept., etc. I have spent lot of time in intensive care units both specialized and general.
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    Name: D.Vega
    Job Title:
    Years of Experience:
    Tacoma, WA
    College Student
    Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for the median salary for medical receptionist jobs.

    Receptionist Careers – Medical Receptionist Job Description

    D. Vega is a receptionist for a medical facility. As a college student, the job has turned out to be especially valuable for gaining professional skills. In this interview, you'll read about the job description for medical receptionist, including what the duties of a receptionist are and what it's like to work in a rehabilitation center. You'll also find some great advice and stories that would be valuable to anyone working as a receptionist. What are lead medical receptionist job duties? The steps required to be promoted are explored. Learn why a positive attitude and love of learning are essential to this job.

    PayScale: What is the job description of medical receptionist?

    As a receptionist of a rehabilitation center I am the gate keeper to the company. The facility I work at provides short-term rehabilitation and long-term care services. My first priority is insuring the safety of residents by knowing their comings and goings. Each day when I arrive I check for new residents and created a file for them, which includes their medical status, contacts, special requests and coding. Once the file is complete it is locked in a secure file cabinet, which can only be accessed by authorized personnel. Then I check to see if there are enough supplies in the office and submit a request for more at month’s end. Next I will create administrative packets, so they are ready for distribution. There are two types of administrative packets, Human Resources and Residential. I also answer the phones and direct calls to the appropriate parties. It’s important to respond to every call and not let it go to voice mail. Periodically, there are requests for a tour of the facility. When leaving the reception area I will secure the front by locking up, forward calls to the nurses station and proceed to show prospective families around. Since the facility is open and designed like a home, I am able to interact with residents throughout the evening. Coffee and hot chocolate is always available and taking time to sit and share with families is one of the best parts of my job.

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    March Madness has arrived, and with it all of the number crunching, predicting and name calling that college basketball fans can muster. And, the school comparisons go beyond the court. While everyone knows that Duke is the number one seed for the tournament, did you know its graduates are also ranked number one for earning a hefty paycheck after graduation?

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    Here at PayScale, it's all about the Benjamins. So when we made our predictions for the 2010 NCAA Men's College Basketball tournament, we ranked the schools based on the earning power of each school's alumni.

    With Stanford (and the whole PAC 10) having a bad basketball year, who will wear the Salary Madness crown this year?

    Before settling in for basketball overload, take 10 minutes to find out if you are earning what you are worth with the PayScale Salary Calculator. Who knows – next year you could be earning enough to afford Final Four tickets.

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    Their information is based on a survey of 17,000 technology professionals conducted by technology training and certification company, Dice Learning. Dice Learning listed the certifications in order of how much you would earn for your tuition dollar, starting with the most cost-effective at the top.

  • Jobs in New Zealand - IT & Communications Manager
    Name: Graham Philip
    Job Title: IT and Communications Manager
    Years of Experience: 5
    Employer: Parts And Services Ltd.
    Where: Taupo, New Zealand
    Education: Bachelor of Electronics, Aukland Technical Institute; Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching, Waiariki Technical Institute; Bachelor of Computing Systems, Waiariki Technical Institute
    Relevant Work Experience: TV & Electronics servicing, Sound Processing Systems Engineering at Dolby Labs in London
    Salary: Use the PayScale Research Center to find median salaries for IT jobs in New Zealand.

    Jobs in New Zealand - IT & Communications Manager

    With its stunning landscape, warm weather and livable cities, there's no question that New Zealand is an appealing place to both live and work. It's not surprising, then, that many people are researching job vacancies in New Zealand. If you're looking for IT jobs, or just want to know more about jobs in New Zealand, check out the following interview with Graham Philip, an IT and communications manager in Taupo, New Zealand. He explains his IT manager job description, describes some career challenges and rewards, and shares advice for those pursuing IT jobs. Get an insider's look at IT jobs in New Zealand.

  • Computer Systems Security: A Secure Field with Potential

    Where are your bank account numbers, home address, social security number, birth date, bank balances and other top secret information stored? Maybe in your desk drawer. But, these days, they are likely also somewhere out in cyber space being sought after by hungry hackers. Fortunately, a whole army of tech savvy computer security specialists are working to keep your information safe. And, they are getting paid well to do so. Would you like to join their ranks?

  • Paralegal Careers - Corporate Paralegal Job Description
    Name: Michelle Hampton
    Job Title: Contract Specialist / Corporate Paralegal
    Years of Experience: 5
    Employer: Self-employed; previously employed as VP Contracts Specialist at IT company
    Where: Columbus, OH
    Education: AA-AS Degree in Legal Safety & Justice from CSCC (ABA approved)
    Other Relevant Experience: Over 10 years of paralegal/business experience
    Salary: Use the PayScale Research Center to find median paralegal salaries.

    Paralegal Careers - Corporate Paralegal Job Description

    The corporate legal field is an well-compensated industry and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,  legal assistant and paralegal jobs are expected to grow quickly over the next several years. In this interview, Michelle Hampton describes her contract specialist/paralegal job description. She explains how she leveraged her legal skills from an entry-level worker all the way to VP of an IT company, and then went freelance. Her certifications and legal job experiences are explained, and she gives tips for avoiding some of the pitfalls in this high-stakes industry. Find out why her career choice is so rewarding, and find the answer to that all important question: how much money does a paralegal make?

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    On Dec. 26, 2009, I wondered whether the fourth Monday in January 2010 would be anything like the “Bloody Monday” we saw on January 26, 2009, when 65,400 job cuts were announced. Looking at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data on employment for last month, it’s clear that no such repeat day occurred. But, what did happen with unemployment filing in January 2010?

  • Marketing Assistant / Administrative Assistant Description
    Name: Lars Carlson
    Job Title: Marketing Assistant / Administrative Assistant
    Years of Experience: ½ year
    Other Relevant Work Experience: 5 years of basic administrative, clerical & computer skills in US Army and inventory manager at office furniture installation firm.
    Employer: Northwest Territorial Mint
    Where Do You Currently Do This Work? Auburn, WA
    Education: B.A. Marketing from UW; Specialty classes at School of Visual Concepts
    Salary: Use PayScale to research compensation for marketing jobs.

    Marketing Assistant / Administrative Assistant Description

    Marketing and administrative assistant is a growing career field and common first job for recent college graduates. In this interview, Lars Carlson provides detailed information on the role of administrative assistants at a manufacturing and precious metals sales company. Lars gives an overall marketing job description and explains what to expect from entry-level positions. He goes over all aspects of his experience and offers marketing and administrative assistant tips that are helpful to others looking to enter the field. The skills learned in performing the duties of a marketer or administrative assistant are relevant to any other office work, even in an unrelated field such a finance or legal. In addition, a job in the marketing department of a firm is good preparation for eventually working at an advertising agency, the ultimate goal of many in this field. Find out why marketing has proven to be a rewarding career choice.

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    The search for work continues. Besides rubbing more polish on your resume, what can a work-hungry American do to get a job? If you know which career interests you, you could consider volunteering in your chosen field. From networking and skill building to resume improvement, the benefits of volunteering seem endless.

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    Job Title: Assistant Branch Manager
    Where: Montreal, Canada
    Years of Experience: 2 years
    Education: Bachelor of Commerce
    Related Experience: Financial Service Manager for 3 years; Customer Service Manager for 2 years.
    Salary: Use the PayScale Research Center to find median salaries for banking and finance jobs, including an assistant branch manager salary.

    Banking and Finance Jobs - Assistant Branch Manager

    With the banking industry still in recovery mode, many recent graduates are wondering if a career in finance is the best choice. For those interested in banking jobs, there's good news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics - although banking and finance jobs are expected to grow more slowly than jobs in other industries, the number of local branches is expected to increase along with demand for more branch managers and tellers.

    In this Salary Story, we get to hear first-hand from an assistant branch manager about what banking jobs are really like. If you're interested in a career in finance, this interview provides a banking job description and describes some of the challenges and rewards of working in a banking career.

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