Nature of the work: Develop concepts for an event, create plans/documentation for the event, work out a budget for the event, book the venue and event equipment, promote and market the event to media and relevant groups, oversee the running of the event, organize funding, sponsorship and ticketing for the event.
Working conditions: Usually work regular office hours, but may also work weekends or evenings. Usually work in offices and wherever events are held – this can include all types of indoor and outdoor venues and facilities. May travel throughout the world.
Training and other qualifications: Knowledge of the venues, contractors and suppliers used by the events industry, risk management skills and knowledge of relevant health and safety requirements, knowledge of the entertainment and hospitality industries, skill in managing finances, budgets and large groups of people and background computer knowledge.
Job outlook: According to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment estimates, the number of people in this role grew from about 3,062 in 2010 to 3,380 in 2012. Your chances of securing a job are best if you: have a mix of events management, public relations and marketing skills, have knowledge of events logistics and sponsorship, as there is a shortage of people in this area or have specific events management qualifications.
Earnings: Pay for event managers varies depending on experience. New event managers can expect to earn $30,000 to $45,000 a year, or more. Event managers with three or more years of experience might earn $46,000 to $55,000, or more.
Career Area/Job Title: Radiologists
Nature of the work: Advise doctors on the best radiographic examination to perform on a patient, explain examination procedures to patients and discuss the results with them, supervise medical radiation technologists when they perform radiographic examinations, interpret images from radiographic examinations.
Working conditions: Usually work 40 to 60 hours a week, which may include on-call work during evenings, nights and weekends, work in hospitals, clinics and private practices, using x-rays,