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COMPUTER SCIENTIST

WHO IS A COMPUTER SCIENTIST?
THE FIRST electronic computer weighed more than 27 tons and took up 1,800 square feet of space. Today, computers are a very important and integral part of our everyday lives and communication. The power and capabilities of computers have increased even as they have become more compact in size and style.

Computer science is the study of theoretical foundations of information and computation and their applications. A computer scientist invents and designs new approaches to computing... read more

Who ls a mechanic?

A mechanic is a trained, skilled tradesperson who usestools to build or repair machinery. The most common types of mechanics work on cars, motorcycles, tractors and airplanes. From the Greek root word 'mekhanikos', the oldest meaning of this word is simply 'labourer'. The current sense of the word 'mechanic' came into use along with the popularity of the automobile. Automobile mechanics may specialise in different areas, for instance the electrical aspects of vehicles, while others specialise in the mechanical, automatic or manual transmission of vehicles. Mechanics are trained to use... read more

WHO IS A FOOTBALLER?

The Euphoric high of witnessing a perfect goal, the crushing low of an unexpected defeat – our favourite footballers have repeatedly taken us through countless emotions with every match we see of them, leaving us inspired and even unified as a result. Now, let’s look at what it’s like to actually be the ones on the field.

WHAT THE WORK INVOLVES

As a footballer, besides playing matches, you also spend hours in your weekdays, weekends and holidays:
• Training with your teammates to improve as an individual player and as a team, with the help of your coach... read more

WHO IS A LIFEGUARD?

Relaxing by a pool or the sea observing people nearby frolicking in water while, of course, heroically jumping into action to save someone from drowning every now and then; while being a lifeguard is an enjoyable, rewarding, and sometimes exciting and usually outdoor job, ensuring the safety of swimmers is not as easy or glamorous as people might think. It’s not exactly ‘the life of Riley’.

WHAT THE WORK INVOLVES

Lifeguards find work at beaches, holiday resorts, hotels, schools, water parks, community centres, indoor pools, entertainment complexes and other... read more

WHO IS A POLITICIAN?

Making laws, shaping policies and running campaigns, a politician’s work can look pretty complicated at first glance, and these are only some of the aspects of being a politician. At the core, however, a politician is just a person who chooses to represent the people in society. These may be people within a city, township, or even a whole country.

WHAT DOES THE WORK INVOLVE?

Duties are varied and often time-consuming. Some of the general, day-to-day tasks include:

• Listening to people in your area, via in-person visits and community meetings, reading... read more

Who is a Travel Photographer

In a world dominated by smartphones, many of us often travel to places, snap a beautiful picture, add a cool filter and then post it for all to see. Indeed, travel photography can seem pretty easy nowadays. However, how many of us truly understand what goes into travelling for a living in order to visually tell the stories of different places, people and cultures?

WHAT THE WORK INVOLVES

Although it's the most prominent part of the job, there's a lot more to travel photography than taking the actual photos. You have to:

• Research places prior to... read more

Who is an Orthodontist?

Many people use the term 'dentist' loosely to describe someone who cares for teeth. However, there is an area of specialisation in dentistry called orthodontics, and while the two professions certainly have similarities, orthodontics is a specific type of dental care. An orthodontist specialises in a section of dentistry dealing mostly with the straightening of teeth, diagnosing and fixing overbites, occlusions, misalignment, jaws and overcrowded mouths. After they have diagnosed the problem, they try to solve the issue with the method best suited to the problem.

When most people... read more

WHO IS A LECTURER?

A lecturer is an academic expert who teaches on a full-time or part-time basis in a particular area of expertise, usually at a university, college or other tertiary-level institution and usually to adult students. Lecturers are characterised by professional competence and high levels of qualifications in the fields of their specialisation and research areas. A lecturer is also expected to show the skills, willingness and desire to pursue constant self education through research, reading and publications, and also to contribute to the personal development of students.

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Who is a primary-school teacher?

A Primary-School teacher is responsible for the social, intellectual, physical and moral development of pupils in his or her class. This teacher works with one single class for the entire academic year and, thus, teaches a wide range of subjects on the national curriculum.

As a primary-school teacher, you will facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with pupils and creating a positive learning environment in the classroom. Primary-school teachers help students to build on the fundamentals they have learnt in basic or preschool to prepare them for the more difficult... read more

WHO IS A PRESCHOOL TEACHER?

A preschool teacher is an early-childhood educator who instructs children from about one to six years of age, which are the earliest – and some believe the most important – years in the formal education process. They provide early-childhood care and education through a variety of teaching strategies.

The best teachers teach from the heart, not books, and this is what preschool teachers are expected to do. With lots of love, care, compassion, patience and understanding, they play an important role in building a child’s success in their first years and provide structure in helping him... read more

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