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How to be a cosmetic scientist

Feb 15, 2019
Beauty and science aren't mutually exclusive.
Balanda Atis serves as the director of face innovation and multicultural beauty at L'Oréal USA.
Courtesy of L'Oréal USA

How to be a game show producer

Feb 5, 2019
The executive producer of "The Price Is Right" and "Let's Make a Deal" on what it takes to make a great game.
"Our show rides the waves of the economy," says Mike Richards, executive producer of "The Price Is Right."
Steven Byeon/Marketplace

How to be a park ranger

Jan 21, 2019
You don't have to major in environmental sciences.
Andrew LaValle switched careers to spend more time outdoors.
Andrew LaValle

How to be an emergency room doctor

Jan 1, 2019
Amid the chaos, you need to form an instant connection with patients.
Zahir Basrai is an emergency room physician in Los Angeles. 
Zahir Basrai

How to be a dog photographer

Dec 27, 2018
We go behind the lens with a photographer of four-legged subjects.
Ellen Shershow tries to capture the unique personality of each pet she photographs.
Courtesy of Ellen Shershow

How to be a music supervisor

Dec 26, 2018
There's someone choosing the music for your favorite TV and movie scenes. Morgan Rhodes explains how she does her job — and how she got to where she is now.
A still from the 2014 film "Selma."
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How to be an animator

Nov 22, 2018
Shannon O'Connor talks about her career working in animation, from "Space Jam" to "The Simpsons" and beyond.
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How to be a blimp pilot

Nov 21, 2018
The people behind the controls of the Goodyear airship fly low, go slow and enjoy "the ultimate all-terrain vehicle."
Taylor Deen is a senior pilot with Goodyear Airship Operations.
Ben Hethcoat/Marketplace

How to be a chef

Nov 20, 2018
Dominique Crenn of the Michelin-starred Atelier Crenn in San Francisco discusses her career.
Dominique Crenn is the first female chef to receive two Michelin stars in the United States.
Matt Edge

How to be a jewelry designer

Nov 19, 2018
Polly Wales talks about how she made a career out of her art.
Polly Wales, center, at her studio in Los Angeles.
Courtesy of Polly Wales Fine Jewelry