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Biomedical Engineer
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
Social StatusLooked up to by others in their company and their community.
AchievementGet a feeling of accomplishment.
CreativityTry out your own ideas.
SecurityHave steady employment.
Ability UtilizationMake use of individual abilities.
Working ConditionsGood working conditions.
ActivityBusy all the time.
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.
Equipment SelectionDetermine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
MathematicsUse math to solve problems.
Active LearningWork with new material or information to grasp its implications.
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.
SpeakingTalk to others to effectively convey information.
Technology DesignGenerate or adapt equipment and technology to serve user needs.
ScienceUse scientific methods to solve problems.
Quality Control AnalysisConduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Complex Problem SolvingSolving novel, ill-defined problems in complex, real-world settings.

Oral ExpressionAble to convey information and ideas through speech in ways that others will understand.
Number FacilityAble to add, subtract, multiply, and divide quickly and correctly.
VisualizationAble to imagine how something will look after it's moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Deductive ReasoningAble to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers, including deciding whether an answer makes sense.
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).
Speech ClarityAble to speak clearly so listeners understand.
Mathematical ReasoningAble to understand and organize mathematical problems and to know which mathematical methods or formulas to use to solve them.
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.
Written ExpressionAble to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Oral ComprehensionAble to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Fluency of IdeasCome up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Category FlexibilityGenerate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
OriginalityCome up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.