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What It's Like Being a Casualty Actuary

Like doctors and lawyers, actuaries must pass a series of exams to gain status, standing and, ahem, salary in the workplace. Uniquely,... Read More

What It's Like Being a Psychologist

Ildiko Tabori spent five grueling years of life earning a Ph.D. in psychology, and she didn't enjoy it. But she knew it was just the... Read More

What's It Like Being an NCAA Basketball Coach?

"Most people, they think it’s a really cool job. I have friends say, 'I’d love to be able to do that,'" O'Hanlon, the head men's basketball... Read More

What's It Like Being a Chiropractor?

The definition of a chiropractic -- at least the Greek one -- tells you all you need to know about the highly-educated medical professional... Read More

How to Advance as an Automotive Technician

Diploma in hand, job interview aced, experience under the belt... but now what? For automotive technicians, the next stop along the career... Read More

What's It Like Being an Electrician?

In this article, we explain and lay out what the life and work of an electrician can look like. If you're interested in learning more about... Read More

Best Cities for Bus Drivers

School buses keep an estimated 17.3 million cars off of the road each morning, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. And that... Read More

What's It Like Being a Banknote Designer?

With several layers of security just to get to his desk, the U.S. Department of the Treasury let Thompson (and historian Dr. Frank Noll,... Read More

What's It Like Being a NCAA Basketball Referee?

The technology that allows for instant replay at sporting events also allows for immediate rehashing on social media. The former can aid... Read More