Jobs & Careers

  • Archeologists - Joy Beasley and Kate Birmingham, Archeologists from the National Park Service, talk about the tools they use and what they uncovered at the Best Farm.
  • Architect - Tony Alonso, Regional Chief Architect of the General Services Administration, talks about green buildings and saving energy.
  • Army Dentist - Captain Ryan Romero talks about being a dentist and how to take care of your teeth.
  • Biologist and Chemist - Meet Lauren Curtis, Analytical Chemist and Elizabeth Tall, Biologist. They talk about what it's like to be scientists and how they protect human and animal health.
  • Book Conservator - Yasmeen Khan, Rare Book Conservator at the Library of Congress, is working on the digitization of the library's collections.
  • Career Videos - CareerOneStop - Find videos about jobs in different industries.
  • Dog Trainer - Bridget is a canine handler with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She trains dogs to search and find illegal drugs.
  • Earth Science Careers: Not Just Rocks - Learn how employees from the U.S.Geological Survey became interested in their earth science field and how they apply their education and background to their work.
  • Marine Biologist - Meet Chris Meyer, a scientist from the National Museum of Natural History. He talks about the ocean and his favorite animal, the cowrie snail.
  • Marine Pilot - In this video, Captain Pete Benning talks about what it's like to be a pilot and how he prepares for a mission.
  • Nutritionist - Sasha, a registered dietitian nutritionist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture talks about how her job helps people eat healthy foods and teaches families how to keep track of what they're eating.
  • Oceanographer - Pablo Clemente-Colón is the chief scientist and oceanographer at the National Ice Center. He looks at data from satellites to determine what is happening to earth's ice.
  • Outdoor Careers - Conservation Connect - Video series that connects you with the great outdoors, wildlife species, and careers in protecting the environment.
  • Peace Corps - Celebrating 50 Years - Patricia Wand, Laura Kutner and Elizabeth Spellman are former Peace Corps Volunteers. They talk about the history of the Peace Corps' and the projects they worked on as volunteers.
  • Peace Corps Volunteers - Meet Laura and Rob. Learn about their experience in Zambia.
  • Physical Therapists - Janet, Mike, and Barri are physical therapists that work at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Watch how they help patients. 
  • Program Analyst - Allison works for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She uses technology to create interactive maps, so citizens can understand what EPA activities are happening in their neighborhoods.
  • Prosthetist - David works with patients with amputated limbs. He talks about what he likes about his job and how a prosthetic arm and leg are created.
  • Scientists and Engineers - Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them.
  • Scientists @ the Smithsonian - Watch and read about these scientists at the Smithsonian. What kind of scientist would you like to be?
  • Treasurer of the United States - Meet Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the U.S. Her signature is actually on dollar bills!
  • Veterinarian - Megan talks about her job with working dogs and why your dog's teeth need to stay healthy.
  • Videos - World Wise Schools - Watch these Peace Corps videos of daily life in countries like Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, the Dominican Republic, and Paraguay.
  • White House Chef - How cool would it be to cook for the President of the United States? Cris Comerford, Executive Chef at the White House, talks about his job.
  • Wildlife Biologist - Wildlife biologists study animals to learn how they interact with their environment. Learn about what it takes to be a wildlife biologist and how to protect wildlife animals.
  • Working at the National Aquarium - Jay and CJ work at the National Aquarium in Washington DC. They talk about their jobs and Oleaner, an albino alligator.
  • Youth Engagement Through Science (YES) Program - Meet student interns from the YES Program, part of the Smithsonian Institution. These students get hands-on experience working with scientists, educators and researchers at national museums.
  • Zoo Keepers - Kristen and Juan are zoo keepers at the National Zoo. They talk about creating natural habitats, how they train the animals and what you can do to get started in a career working for a zoo.
Page last updated: Apr 22nd, 2016