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.
- Judge the costs and benefits of a possible action.
- Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
- Understand animals by studying and working with them.
- Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
- Identify problems and review information. Develop, review, and apply solutions.
- Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
- 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.
- Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task.
- Use math skills to solve problems.
- Check how well the animal or the animal handler is learning or doing something.
- Manage the time of self and others.
- Decide how to spend money to get the work done and keep track of how the money was used.
- Use several methods to teach others how to do something.
- Be aware of others' reactions and change behavior in relation to them.
- Persuade others to approach things differently.
- Look for ways to help people.
- Solve problems by bringing others together to discuss differences.
- Determine the causes of technical problems and find solutions for them.
- Determine the tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Reason and Problem Solve
Use Math and Science
Manage Oneself, People, Time and Things
Work with People
Work with Things
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.
- English Language: Knowledge of the meaning, spelling, and use of the English language.
People in this career are people who tend to:
- 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 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 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.
- 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.
Source: Minnesota Department of Education.