People in this career need to:
- Read and understand work-related materials.
- Listen to others, understand, and ask questions.
- Express ideas clearly when speaking or writing.
- Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
- Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
- Identify problems and review information. Develop, review, and apply solutions.
- Understand new information or materials by studying and working with them.
- Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
- Judge the costs and benefits of a possible action.
- Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.
- Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task.
- Develop rules or follow guidelines for arranging items.
- Identify ways to measure and improve system performance.
- Determine how a system should work. Study how changes in conditions affect outcomes.
- Think of new ideas about a topic.
- Use math and science skills to solve problems.
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide quickly and correctly.
- Check how well one is learning or doing something.
- Manage the time of self and others.
- Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work.
- Decide how to spend money to get the work done and keep track of how the money was used.
- Obtain needed equipment, facilities, and materials and oversee their use.
- Be aware of others' reactions and change behavior in relation to them.
- Look for ways to help people.
- Use several methods to teach others how to do something.
- Persuade others to approach things differently.
- Solve problems by bringing others together to discuss differences.
- Watch gauges, dials, and output to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Operate and control equipment.
- Determine the tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Determine the causes of technical problems and find solutions for them.
- Maintain equipment on a routine basis. Determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Test and inspect products, services, or processes. Evaluate quality or performance.
- Design equipment and technology to meet user needs.
- Analyze needs and requirements when designing products.
- Identify a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in distracting material.
- Quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns.
Reason and Problem Solve
Use Math and Science
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.
- 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.
- Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of providing special services to customers based on their needs.
- Chemistry: Knowledge of the properties of substances and the changes that occur when they interact.
- Psychology: Knowledge of people, their actions, and mental processes. This may include knowledge of how to treat emotional and behavioral problems.
- Mathematics: Knowledge of the rules and uses of numbers. Areas of knowledge include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics.
- Economics and Accounting: Knowledge of producing, supplying, and using goods and services. Also includes knowledge of the methods for keeping business records.
- Physics: Knowledge of the features and rules of matter and energy. Areas of knowledge include air, water, light, heat, weather, and other natural events.
- Administration and Management: Knowledge of managing the operations of a business, company, or group.
People in this career are people who tend to:
- 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 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
Source: Minnesota Department of Education.