AURELIJUS RUTENIS ANTANAS MOCKUS ŠIVICKAS:(Bogotá, 25 de marzo de 1952) es un político,filósofo y matemático colombiano, de ascendencialituana.Magíster en Filosofía (Universidad Nacional deColombia), Licenciado en Matemáticas y Filosofíade la Universidad de Dijon, doctor Honoris Causade la Universidad de París XIII, y de la UniversidadNacional de Colombia.Fue alcalde de Bogotá en dos ocasiones,candidato a la Vicepresidencia (1998) y laPresidencia de la República (2006 y 2010). Fuemiembro del Partido Verde hasta el 9 de junio de
MARÍA ISABEL URRUTIA OCORÓ:Es una deportista, halterófila y política colombiana.Nacida en el municipio de Candelaria, Valle delCauca el 25 de marzo de 1965. Luego se radicóen la capital de dicho departamento, Cali con sufamilia de origen humilde.Es Licenciada en Educación Física y Deporte conénfasis en Pedagogía de la Universidad Adventistade Medellín, es también especialista en DerechosHumanos y de la Mujer de la Escuela de Génerode la Corte Penal Internacional y en Derechoshumanos y de Género en la Escuela de Género dela Corte Interamericana de Washington.
ANDRÉS LÓPEZ:Empezó presentado su talento como cuentero enel año 1990 en la Universidad de los Andes dondeestudió Ingeniería de Sistemas y Antropología.Se gradúa finalmente en el Delta Synergy Group ofExperiential Education en Toronto, Canadá.En 1992 la Universidad de Los Andes le asignó unsalón de clases para dictar Talleres de NarraciónOral, también allí creó el periódico universitario “ElMercurio” donde estudiantes escribían cuentos,poemas y daban a conocer su arte por medio defotos y pinturas.
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BIOLOGISTAverage Pay: $50,000-$88,000 per yearEducation: Master’s degree; more job opportunities andhigher pay with a doctorateJob Description: Study living organisms and their relationship totheir environment. They research problems dealing with lifeprocesses and living organisms. Most specialize in some area suchas zoology (the study of animals) or microbiology (the study ofmicroscopic organisms).Skills: Ability to work independently or as part of a team and beable to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing. They alsomust have patience and self-discipline to conduct long and detailedresearch projects.Life on the Job: Usually work regular hours in offices or laboratoriesand generally are not exposed to unsafe or unhealthy conditions.Those who work with dangerous organisms or toxic substances inthe laboratory must follow strict safety procedures to avoidcontamination.
GRAPHIC DESIGNERAverage Pay: $29,000-$69,000 per yearEducation: Bachelor’s degreeJob Description: Decide the most effective way of getting a messageacross in print, electronic, and/or film media using a variety ofmethods such as color, type, illustration, photography, animation,and various print and layout techniques. Develop the overall layoutand design of magazines, newspapers, journals, corporate reports,and other publications. Produce promotional displays, packaging,and marketing brochures for products and services. Designdistinctive logos for products and businesses. Also develop materialfor Internet Web pages, interactive media, and multimedia projects.Also may produce the credits that appear before and after televisionprograms and movies.
Skills: Need to be familiar with computer design software. Alsomust be creative and able to communicate ideas in writing, visually,and verbally. Because consumer tastes can change quickly, theyneed to read well, be open to new ideas and influences, andquickly react to changing trends. Problem-solving skills, payingattention to detail and the ability to work independently and underpressure also are important traits. People in this field need selfdiscipline to start projects on their own, to budget their time, and tomeet deadlines and production schedules. Good business senseand sales ability also are important, especially for those whofreelance or run their own business.Life on the Job: Employed by advertising, publishing, or designfirms, they generally work regular hours in comfortable settings.Those who freelance often work from home and generally are hiredon a job-by-job basis. They frequently adjust their workday to suittheir clients’ schedules and deadlines.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTAverage Pay: $45,000-$67,000 per yearEducation: Master’s degreePay: $45,000-$67,00degreeJob Description: Help people improve their ability to perform tasks intheir daily living and working environments. Work with individuals whohave conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, oremotionally disabling. Help them to develop, recover, or maintain dailyliving and work skills. Their goal is to help clients have independent,productive, and satisfying lives.Skills: Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Itis essential to be able to listen carefully and critically analyze.Life on the Job: This occupation works in hospitals and other healthcare and community settings. Workers usually work a 40-hour week.In large rehabilitation centers, they may work in spacious roomsequipped with machines, tools, and other devices generating noise.The work can be tiring, because they are on their feet much of thetime.
JOURNALISTAverage Pay: $31,000-$100,000 per yearEducation: Bachelor’s degree minimumJob Description: Gather information, prepare stories, and makebroadcasts that inform people about local, State, national, andinternational events; present points of view on current issues; andreport on the actions of public officials, corporate executives,interest groups, and others who exercise power.Skills: Must have excellent written and verbal communicationskills. It is essential that they are able to listen carefully andcritically analyze what they hear.Life on the Job: Should be dedicated to providing accurate andimpartial news. Accuracy is important, both to serve the public andbecause untrue statements can lead to lawsuits. A nose for news,persistence, initiative, poise, resourcefulness, a good memory, andphysical stamina are important, as is the emotional stability to dealwith pressing deadlines, irregular hours, and dangerousassignments. Broadcast reporters and news analysts must becomfortable on camera.
JUDGEAverage Pay: $93,000-$141,000 per yearEducation: Bachelor’s degreedJob Description: Apply the law and supervise the legal process incourts according to local, State, and Federal statutes.Skills: Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Itis essential that they are able to listen carefully and critically analyzewhat they hear.Life on the Job: Preside over court cases concerning every aspect ofsociety, from traffic offenses to disputes over the management ofprofessional sports to issues concerning the rights of hugecorporations. They must ensure that trials and hearings areconducted fairly and that the court safeguards the legal rights of allparties involved. They do most of their work in offices, law libraries,and courtrooms. Work in these occupations presents few hazards.Most wear robes when they are in a courtroom. They typically work astandard 40-hour week, but many work more than 50 hours perweek.
ENGINEERAverage Pay: $45,000-$100,000 per yearEducation: Bachelor’s degree; higher pay with a master’s ordoctorateJob Description: Apply the principles of science and mathematics tosolve technical problems. Employment opportunities can be found inall aspects of industry ranging from manufacturing to construction.Specialties include aerospace, agricultural, biomedical, chemical, civil,electrical, environmental, mechanical and nuclear.Skills: Should be creative, analytical, and detail-oriented. Workers inthis field should have the ability to work as part of a team and tocommunicate well, both orally and in writing. Communication abilitiesare important because these workers often interact with specialists ina wide range of fields.Life on the Job: Most work in office buildings, laboratories, orindustrial plants. Others may spend time outdoors at constructionsites and oil and gas exploration and production sites, where theymonitor or direct operations or solve on-site problems. Some travelextensively to plants or worksites. Most work a standard 40-hourweek. At times, deadlines or design standards may bring extrapressure to a job, requiring them to work longer hours.
ARCHITECTAverage Pay: $57,000-$100,000 per yearEducation: Bachelor’s degree , master’s degree, andprofessional license.Job Description: Design the look of buildings and ensure they aresafe to live in and use.Skills: Must be able to communicate their ideas visually to theirclients. Artistic and drawing ability is helpful, but not essential. Goodcommunication skills, the ability to work independently or as part of ateam, and creativity are important qualities. Computer skills also arerequired for writing specifications, for two- and three-dimensionaldrafting, and for financial management.Life on the Job: This occupation usually works in a comfortableenvironment. Most of their time is spent in offices talking with clients,developing reports and drawings and working. However, they oftenvisit construction sites to review the progress of projects. Althoughmost work approximately 40 hours per week, they sometimes have towork nights and weekends to meet deadlines.
NUTRITIONISTAverage Pay: $63,760 per yearEducation: Bachelor of science degreeJob Description: Plan food and nutrition programs and supervisethe preparation and serving of meals. They help to prevent andtreat illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits andrecommending dietary changes, such as the use of less salt forthose with high blood pressure or the reduction of fat and sugarintake for those who are overweight.Skills: Good communication skills are necessary in order tocommunicate with clients. Interested high school students shouldtake courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, health, andcommunications.Life on the Job: Most work full-time and work a regular 40-hourweek, although some work weekends. About1 in 4 worked part-time in 2004. They usually work in clean, well-lighted, and well-ventilated areas. However, some work in warm,congested kitchens. Many are on their feet for much of theworkday.
COMPUTER SOFTWARE DESIGNERAverage Pay: $59,130 per yearEducation: Bachelor of science degreeJob Description: Design, develop and test the software andsystems that enable computers to perform their many applicationsusing the principles and techniques of computer science,engineering, and mathematics.Skills: Must have strong problem-solving and analytical skills. Theyalso must be able to communicate effectively with team members,other staff, and the customers they meet. Because they often dealwith a number of tasks simultaneously, they must be able toconcentrate and pay close attention to detail.
Life on the Job: These workers normally work in well-lightedand comfortable offices or laboratories in which computerequipment is located. Most work at least 40 hours a week;however, they also may have to work evenings or weekends tofinish projects or solve unexpected technical problems. As theytry to improve computers for users, they interact withcustomers and co-workers as networks expand, these workersuse modems, laptops, e-mail, and the Internet to provide moretechnical support and other services from their main office,connecting to a customer’s computer remotely to identify andcorrect developing problems.
SOCIAL WORKERAverage Pay: $57,860 per yearEducation: Bachelor’s degreeJob Description: A profession for those with a strong desire tohelp improve people’s lives. These workers help people functionthe best way they can in their environment, deal with theirrelationships, and solve personal and family problems. Theyoften see clients who face a life-threatening disease or a socialproblem, such as inadequate housing, unemployment, a seriousillness, a disability, or substance abuse. They also assist familiesthat have serious domestic conflicts, sometimes involving child orspousal abuse.Skills: Must be emotionally mature, objective, and sensitive topeople and their problems. They must be able to handleresponsibility, work independently, and maintain good workingrelationships with clients and coworkers.
Life on the Job: Usually work a standard 40-hour week;however, some occasionally work evenings and weekends tomeet with clients, attend community meetings, and handleemergencies. Some, particularly in voluntary nonprofitagencies, work part-time.They usually spend most of their time in an office orresidential facility, but also may travel locally to visit clients,meet with service providers, or attend meetings. To tend topatient care or client needs, many hospitals and long-termcare facilities are employing these workers on teams with abroad mix of occupations, including clinical specialists,registered nurses, and health aides.