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A to Z of specialisms

A to Z of specialisms

Prospect probably represents the most diverse range of members of any union in the UK.

The following A-Z illustrates the specialist areas in which our members work. It is by no means comprehensive but gives some idea of the breadth of our membership:

Actuaries, administrators, advisory head teachers, agricultural officers, agronomists, air accident investigators, air traffic controllers, algologists, alternative energy specialists, animal health officers, arboriculturalists, archaeologists, architects, archivists, art directors, auditors

Bacteriologists, biochemists, biologists, biotechnologists, botanists, broadcast assistants, building surveyors

Call centre managers, cartographers, catering managers, chemists, civil engineers, clothing technologists, computer scientists, conservation architects, conservation officers, construction engineers, costume designers, curators

Deer liaison officers, dentists, design engineers, digital imaging technicians, doctors, draughtspersons

Early years professionals, ecologists, economists, electrical engineers, energy advisers and consultants, entomologists, environmental scientists, estate surveyors

Farm managers, field engineers, film archivists, fingerprint officers, fire officers, fishery officers, food safety researchers, football referees, forensic scientists, foresters

Gas examiners, geneticists, geochemists, geologists, geophysicists, glaciologists, graphic designers

Health and safety inspectors, horticulturalists, hydrologists

ICT professionals, identification officers, illustrators, industrial chemists, information officers, information technologists, insolvency examiners, instrument designers


Landscape architects, lecturers, legal officers, librarians, lithographers

Magistrates clerks, marine biologists, marine engineers, marine geologists, marine surveyors, medical officers, meteorologists, Metropolitan Police civil staff, microbiologists, mineralogists, museum curators, mycologists

Network support specialists, nuclear inspectors, nuclear physicists, nuclear power station advisers, nurses

Occupational health officers, Ofsted inspectors, operational researchers

Palaeontologists, parliamentary reporters, patent officers, pharmacists, photographers, planners, planning engineers, planning inspectors, power industry troubleshooters, power station engineers and managers, press officers, prison chaplains, project managers, protozologists, psychologists, public health engineers

Quantity surveyors

Railway inspectors, research officers, restorers, radio technicians, riggers, road engineers

Safety engineers, sales professionals and account managers, scenes of crime officers, scientists, ship designers, social scientists, social survey interviewers, social work services inspectors, software engineers, solicitors, statisticians, stores officers, structural engineers, surveyors

Teachers, technical authors, technical support staff, telecommunication officers, textile technologists, toxicologists, transmission engineers

Valuation officers, vehicle examiners, veterinarians, virologists, video technicians, visual effects artists

Waste-to-energy engineers, welfare officers

X-ray crystallographers

Youth treatment workers