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Biologist, Microbiologist
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information
Skills, Abilities & Interests

Interest Area
InvestigativeInvolves working with ideas and requires an extensive amount of thinking.

Work Values
CreativityTry out your own ideas.
IndependenceWork alone.
Ability UtilizationMake use of individual abilities.
Working ConditionsGood working conditions.
AutonomyPlan work with little supervision.
ResponsibilityMake decisions on your own.

MonitoringAssess how well someone is doing when learning or doing something.
Critical ThinkingUse logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
Active ListeningListen to what other people are saying and ask questions as appropriate.
WritingCommunicate effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience.
Equipment SelectionDetermine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Time ManagementManage one's own time and the time of others.
TroubleshootingDetermine what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it.
MathematicsUse math to solve problems.
Equipment MaintenancePerform routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Active LearningWork with new material or information to grasp its implications.
Complex Problem SolvingSolving novel, ill-defined problems in complex, real-world settings.
Judgment and Decision MakingBe able to weigh the relative costs and benefits of a potential action.
Operation MonitoringWatch gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Operations AnalysisAnalyze needs and product requirements to create a design.
CoordinationAdjust actions in relation to others' actions.
Reading ComprehensionUnderstand written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
ScienceUse scientific methods to solve problems.

Category FlexibilityGenerate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Problem SensitivityAble to tell when something is wrong or likely to go wrong. This doesn't involve solving the problem, just recognizing that there is a problem.
Written ComprehensionAble to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Near VisionAble to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Information OrderingAble to correctly follow rules for arranging things or actions in a certain order, including numbers, words, pictures, procedures, and logical operations.
Inductive ReasoningAble to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions. This includes coming up with a logical explanation for why seemingly unrelated events occur together.