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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.
VarietyDo something different every day.
CreativityTry out your own ideas.
SecurityHave steady employment.
Ability UtilizationMake use of individual abilities.
ActivityBusy all the time.
AutonomyPlan work with little supervision.
RecognitionReceive recognition for the work you do.
AuthorityGive directions and instructions to others.
CompensationGet paid well in comparison with other workers.
ResponsibilityMake decisions on your own.

Skills
Learning StrategiesUse multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things.
MonitoringAssess how well someone is doing when learning or doing something.
Management of Financial ResourcesDetermine how money will be spent to get the work done and account for these expenditures.
Critical ThinkingUse logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
InstructingTeach others how to do something.
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.
Service OrientationActively look for ways to help people.
Equipment SelectionDetermine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Time ManagementManage one's own time and the time of others.
MathematicsUse math to solve problems.
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.
CoordinationAdjust actions in relation to others' actions.
Reading ComprehensionUnderstand written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
SpeakingTalk to others to effectively convey information.
ScienceUse scientific methods to solve problems.

Abilities
Oral ExpressionAble to convey information and ideas through speech in ways that others will understand.
Speech RecognitionIdentify and understand the speech of another person
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.
Speech ClarityAble to speak clearly so listeners understand.
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.
Oral ComprehensionAble to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.