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Day in the Life

Discover the best profession for your skills and interests with in-depth profession overviews. Gain insight on the main duties of each profession, the work environment, training requirements, advancement prospects and more.

Genetic Counselor

Take an insider look into the complex issues a genetic counselor gets to ponder on a day-to-day basis.

Teach For America Third Grade Literacy Teacher

Wondering what it's like to work as a teacher for Teach for America? Take an inside look with Vault's Day in the Life.

Teacher, Teach First

Rhys Parry graduated from Manchester University in 2006 with a BA in Modern Languages. After some careful soul-searching he applied for and was accepted to the first Manchester-based Teach First Programme. Following six weeks of initial training in the summer institute, he was placed as a French and Spanish teacher at a school for children from one of the most socio-economically deprived boroughs in the country, Wythenshawe.

Trainee Solicitor, DLA Piper

Rowan Aspinwall works in the corporate department as a trainee solicitor. He is entering the second year of a two-year training contract and starting his secondment to Carillion in Singapore.

Manager, Technical Skills and Process Optimization (Training and Organizational Development), American Electric Power

Position responsibilities:  Technical, leadership and business training for 3,000+ power generation employees. Process improvement projects Member of Power Generation senior leadership team Participation in enterprise wide projects involving safety, information technology, human resources Manage, supervise, lead group of 20+ learning and organizational development professionals distributed geographically.  Here is what I do on a daily basis.

Michelle Hui, English Teacher and Coordinator of Student Activities

Michelle Hui is a 10th year English teacher and 3rd year Coordinator of Student Activities at Bayside High School in Queens, New York.