People in this career need to:
- Listen to others, understand, and ask questions.
- Express ideas clearly when speaking or writing.
- Read and understand written information.
- Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
- Make sense of information by studying it.
- Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task.
- Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.
- Develop rules or follow guidelines for arranging items.
- Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
- Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide quickly and correctly.
- Use math skills to solve problems.
- Manage the time of self and others.
- Check how well one is learning or doing something.
- Look for ways to help people.
- Be aware of others' reactions and change behavior in relation to them.
- Persuade others to approach things differently.
- Solve problems by bringing others together to discuss differences.
- Quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns.
- Identify a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in distracting material.
Reason and Problem Solve
Use Math and Science
Manage Oneself, People, Time and Things
Work with People
Perceive and Visualize
People in this career need knowledge in the following areas:
- Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of providing special services to customers based on their needs.
- Sales and Marketing: Knowledge of advertising and selling products and services.
- Clerical: Knowledge of general office work such as filing and recording information.
- Mathematics: Knowledge of the rules and uses of numbers. Areas of knowledge include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics.
- Administration and Management: Knowledge of managing the operations of a business, company, or group.
- Production and Processing: Knowledge of how products are made and supplied.
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.
- Have conventional interests. They like work activities that follow set procedures, routines, and standards. They like to work with data and detail. They prefer working where there is a clear line of authority to follow.
- Have enterprising interests. They like work activities that involve starting up and carrying out projects, especially in business. They like to lead and persuade others, make decisions, and take risks for profit.
Source: Minnesota Department of Education.