People in this career need to:
- Express ideas clearly when speaking.
- Listen to others, understand, and ask questions.
- Read and understand work-related materials.
- Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
- Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
- Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.
- Develop rules or follow guidelines for arranging items.
- Think of new ideas or original and creative ways to solve problems.
- Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
- Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task.
- Judge the costs and benefits of a possible action.
- Identify problems and review information. Develop, review, and apply solutions.
- Manage the time of self and others.
- Check how well one is learning or doing something.
- Be aware of others' reactions and change behavior in relation to them.
- Operate and control equipment.
- Test and inspect products, services, or processes. Evaluate quality or performance.
- Watch gauges, dials, and output to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Imagine how something will look if it is moved around or its parts are rearranged.
- Identify a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in distracting material.
Reason and Problem Solve
Manage Oneself, People, Time and Things
Work with People
Work with Things
Perceive and Visualize
People in this career need knowledge in the following areas:
- Communications and Media: Knowledge of producing, sharing, and delivering information or entertainment. This may be through written, spoken, or visual media.
- Computers and Electronics: Knowledge of computer hardware and software.
- English Language: Knowledge of the meaning, spelling, and use of the English language.
- Telecommunications: Knowledge of the equipment that is used to send messages as electronic impulses. Examples include radio, television, telegraph, and cable.
- Engineering and Technology: Knowledge of how to build machines, buildings, and other things. Also includes knowledge of how to use computers, machines, and tools to do work more usefully.
People in this career are people who tend to:
- Consider support from their employer important. They like to be treated fairly and have supervisors who will back them up. They prefer jobs where they are trained well.
- Consider relationships important. They like to work in a friendly, non-competitive environment. They like to do things for other people. They prefer jobs where they are not pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
- Consider independence important. They like to make decisions and try out ideas on their own. They prefer jobs where they can plan their work with little supervision.
- Consider good working conditions important. They like jobs offering steady employment and good pay. They want employment that fits their individual work style. They may prefer doing a variety of tasks, working alone, or being busy all the time.
- Consider recognition important. They like to work in jobs which have opportunities for them to advance, be recognized for their work, and direct and instruct others. They usually prefer jobs in which they are looked up to by others.
- Have realistic interests. They like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like to work with plants, animals, and physical materials such as wood, tools, and machinery. They often prefer to work outside.
- Have artistic interests. They like work activities that deal with artistic forms, designs, and patterns. They prefer work which allows for self expression.
Source: Minnesota Department of Education.