Uniforms tend to make workers look more professional, streamlined and yes, sexy too! If you simply love the look of people in uniform, how may jobs do you think you can identify by the uniform they wear? Take a crack at our quiz and find out!
Some countries have restricted the use of the term “officer” to either certain ranks within the police force or to members of the military only. The terms “policeman” and “policewoman” are all frequently used alternatives.
Lifeguards receive training and certification in a wide variety of lifesaving techniques. They are also taught how to identify the different levels of distress that swimmers in need of rescue may be experiencing.
Most fast food restaurants specify that workers wear a branded top and regular (usually black) pants while at work. Some establishments will simply provide a branded tie to be worn with a plain shirt in a predetermined color.
The early history of nursing is often traced back to ancient times when male attendants provided specialized care to the sick. Throughout history, nuns, monks and other religious orders have also provided nurse-like care to those in need.
The suit worn by race car drivers is made of a specially tested material (Nomex) to ensure that it is fire resistant under certain conditions. The zips and thread used to sew the material are also tested. The suit must be made with handles in the shoulder so that the driver can be pulled from the car in case of an accident.
Most airlines use pilot uniforms that very closely resemble military uniforms, in particular, air force and naval officer clothing. The ranks of the pilots onboard an aircraft are differentiated by the stripes on their blazers and their qualification badges.
Wait staff in an eating establishment rarely simply take orders and serve food. They are often responsible for cleaning tables and chairs; putting out fresh table linen and cutlery; and clearing tables once the meal is done.
The bearskin hat of the Coldstream Guard is perhaps the most easily recognizable part of their uniform. The hat is, however, also a popular part of the ceremonial dress of military personnel in various countries.
According to the NFL, there are seven categories of officials on the field in a football game. They all wear the distinctive striped shirts that football officials are known for. The officials are: referee, umpire, down judge, line judge, field judge, side judge and back judge.
While a physician is a medical doctor, the title of “Doctor” may be gained by attaining a PhD or doctorate. Within the medical field, nurses become nurse practitioners (NP) when they have a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is well-known for its distinctive uniform complete with its wide, flat-brimmed hat. This is actually their dress uniform, while their everyday uniform is gray and looks more like a regular police uniform.
The iconic brown uniform of the UPS drivers and delivery personnel was first used in 1925. Drivers who go 25 years or more without an avoidable accident are entered into the company’s Circle of Honor and are given a brown bomber jacket as an addition to their uniform.
Just for laughs: Ronald McDonald, the clown mascot of the McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain is based on Bozo the Clown. Bozo was a television character who enjoyed widespread popularity in the 1960s and 1970s.
The terms “close protection officers” and “close protection team” are also used to refer to bodyguards. Apart from keeping clients safe out in public, bodyguards may also have the responsibility of doing background checks on persons their client will come in contact with.
A bellhop (also called a bellboy, bellman or hotel porter) is hired in hotels to help carry guests’s luggage, but may be assigned other tasks as well. Just like other hotel workers who interact with guests, bellhops are required to have great social skills.
Professional caddies do more than carry a player’s golf bag. They are familiar enough with the course to offer advice on golf club choice and playing strategy. In many major tournaments, caddies can be seen wearing a bib (front and back) with some form of sponsor advertising on it.
Despite their name, firefighters do more than fight (extinguish) fires. They are also involved in rescue (even in cases where there is no fire) and in educating the public on fire safety and prevention.
Traditionally, there are different categories of maids within a household’s servant staff. These include a lady’s maid, kitchen maid and nursery maid. Scullery maids are a type of kitchen maid who are given the jobs of dishwashing and floor scrubbing.
The clothing (or vestments) worn by some priests come in three parts. These are the alb - a long white robe; the stole - a long rectangular band worn around the shoulders; and a chasuble - a colored robe which goes over both the alb and stole.
Prison guards are also known as corrections (or correctional) officers, prison officers and detention officers. Historically, they were most often called jailers which could also be spelled as “jailor” or “gaoler” with the same pronunciation.
Cheerleading began in the United States as a male-only activity. Notably, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower and George W. Bush were all cheerleaders. Nowadays, the most prominent cheerleaders are female.
Other names for beekeepers include honey farmers, apiarists and apiculturists. Honey bees are not aggressive but may sting if disturbed. The beekeepers suit protects against stings while the smoke helps to calm the bees.
Aircraft marshallers work on aircraft runways and as such their uniform is mostly protective in nature. They wear earmuffs to protect against loud engine noises and reflective jackets so they are easily seen. Aircraft marshallers use hand beacons to give specific signals to an aircraft’s flight crew.