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SENIOR SPECIALIST: Planning And Running Educational Sessions For The American College Of Cardiology

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Kara, who earned a graduate degree in Psychology, describes her fun and fulfilling job organizing educational sessions for the American College of Cardiology.

Degree: Research and Experimental Psychology
Job Title: Senior Specialist
Employer: American College of Cardiology

Job Summary: Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Job Description

Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of professional meetings and events. They choose meeting locations, arrange transportation, and coordinate other details. Whether it is a wedding, educational conference, or business convention, meetings and events bring people together for a common purpose. Meeting, convention, and event planners work to ensure that this purpose is achieved seamlessly.

They coordinate every detail of events, from beginning to end. Before a meeting, for example, planners will meet with clients to estimate attendance and determine the meeting’s purpose. During the meeting, they handle meeting logistics such as registering guests and setting up audio/visual equipment for speakers. After the meeting, they survey attendees to find out what topics interested them the most.

Meeting, convention, and event planners also search for potential meeting sites, such as hotels and convention centers. They consider the lodging and services that the facility can provide, how easy it will be for people to get there, and the attractions that the surrounding area has to offer. More recently, planners also consider whether an online meeting can achieve the same objectives as a face-to-face meeting.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Convention Industry Council.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$30,000 - $75,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
40 to 50 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Problem solving skills, Technical skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Organizational skills, Patience

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='23000'>talking</span> <span m='23400'>about.</span> </p><p><span m='23900'>So</span> <span m='24100'>I</span> <span m='24200'>interact</span> <span m='24580'>with</span> <span m='24710'>doctors</span> <span m='25410'>a</span> <span m='25520'>lot.</span> <span m='25910'>And</span> <span m='26150'>doctors</span> <span m='26490'>are</span> <span m='26600'>really</span> <span m='26800'>great</span> <span m='27080'>to</span> <span m='27200'>work</span> <span m='27450'>with.</span> <span m='28540'>And</span> <span m='29030'>on</span> <span m='29210'>site</span> <span m='29600'>here</span> <span m='29980'>at</span> <span m='30080'>the</span> <span m='30180'>annual</span> <span m='30490'>meeting,</span> <span m='30840'>I</span> <span m='31050'>actually</span> <span m='31640'>run</span> <span m='31880'>the</span> <span m='31980'>sessions.</span> <span m='32500'>So</span> <span m='33240'>I'm</span> <span m='33400'>the</span> <span m='33500'>education</span> <span m='33880'>room</span> <span 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