People in this career need to:
- Express ideas clearly when speaking or writing.
- Listen to others, understand, and ask questions.
- Read and understand written information.
- Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
- Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
- Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.
- Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
- Identify problems and review information. Develop, review, and apply solutions.
- Judge the costs and benefits of a possible action.
- Develop rules or follow guidelines for arranging items.
- Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task.
- Understand new information or materials by studying and working with them.
- Determine how a system should work. Study how changes in conditions affect outcomes.
- Identify ways to measure and improve system performance.
- Manage the time of self and others.
- Check how well one is learning or doing something.
- Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work.
- Be aware of others' reactions and change behavior in relation to them.
- Look for ways to help people.
- Persuade others to approach things differently.
- Use several methods to learn or teach others how to do something.
- Determine the tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Imagine how something will look if it is moved around or its parts are rearranged.
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:
- Medicine and Dentistry: Knowledge of injuries, illnesses, and defects. Also includes the knowledge of setting up a plan for treatment.
- Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of providing special services to customers based on their needs.
- Biology: Knowledge of plants, animals, and living organisms and how they function.
- English Language: Knowledge of the meaning, spelling, and use of the English language.
- Therapy and Counseling: Knowledge of the effect of diseases and injuries. Knowledge of how to give advice on social or personal problems. Also includes the knowledge of setting up a plan for treatment.
- Administration and Management: Knowledge of managing the operations of a business, company, or group.
- Psychology: Knowledge of people, their actions, and mental processes. This may include knowledge of how to treat emotional and behavioral problems.
- Personnel and Human Resources: Knowledge of the department that is in charge of the relationship between a company and its employees. In particular, includes knowledge of the activities performed by the department.
- Education and Training: Knowledge of teaching and the methods involved in learning and instruction.
- Clerical: Knowledge of general office work such as filing and recording information.
- Law, Government, and Jurisprudence: Knowledge of laws, rules, court procedures, and the political process.
- Economics and Accounting: Knowledge of producing, supplying, and using goods and services. Also includes knowledge of the methods for keeping business records.
- Sales and Marketing: Knowledge of advertising and selling products and services.
- Public Safety and Security: Knowledge of protecting people, data, and property.
- Chemistry: Knowledge of the properties of substances and the changes that occur when they interact.
People in this career are people who tend to:
- 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 achievement important. They like to see the results of their work and to use their strongest abilities. They like to get a feeling of accomplishment from their work.
- 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 social interests. They like work activities that assist others and promote learning and personal development. They like to communicate with others: to teach, give advice, help, or otherwise be of service to 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 investigative interests. They like work activities that have to do with ideas and thinking. They like to search for facts and figure out solutions to problems mentally.
Source: Minnesota Department of Education.