Career Assignment

Andrew Braden

Interest Number One: Enterprising

Enterprising: ready to undertake projects of importance or difficulty, or untried schemes; energetic in carryingout any undertaking.

I personally like projects and i would love to have weekly work projects. I am very hard working and i am very studious.

Job Examples: Lawyers, Program Directors, Retail Salesperson

Interest Number Two: Investigative

Investigative: to examine, study, or inquire into systematically; search or examine into the particulars of;examine in detail.

Examining something or just investigating is so fun to me. I love to search for things and I love to watch like CSI or other investigating shows.

Job Examples:

Biochemists, Astronomers, and Zoologists.

Lawyer

Lawyer is a bright outlook career.


Tasks:

1. Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

2. Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal

3. Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.

4. Represent clients in court or before government agencies.

5. Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses

Tools and Technology:

1. Laptop computers

2. Liquid crystal display LCD projectors

3. Computer data input scanners

4. Personal digital assistants PDA

5. Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software;

Knowledge:

1. Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

2. English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

3. Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

4. Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

5. Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Skills:

1. Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

2. Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

3. Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

4. Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

5. Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Abilities:

1. Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

2. Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

3. Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

4. Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

5. Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Education Degree:

To be a lawyer you need to have your Doctoral or professional degree.

Experience:

Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

Work Styles:

1. Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.

2. Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

3. Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

4. Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

5. Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Nationally:

Majority

Retail Salesperson

Bright Outlook Career

Tasks:

1. Greet customers and ascertain what each customer wants or needs.

2. Describe merchandise and explain use, operation, and care of merchandise to customers.

3. Recommend, select, and help locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.

4. Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise.

5. Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices.

Tools and Technology:

1. Tools used in this occupation:

2. Barcode scanners

3. Computerized cash registers

4. Telecheck processing terminals

5. CyberMatrix software

Knowledge:

1.Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

2. Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

3. English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

4. Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Skills:

1. Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

2. Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

3. Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

4. Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.

5. Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Abilities:

1. Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

2. Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

3. Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

4. Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

5. Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Education Degree:

For this job you need to have a High school diploma or equivalent

Experience:

Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public

Work Styles:

1. Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

2. Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

3. Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

4. Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

5. Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Nationally:

Every state

Astronomers

Tasks:

1. Develop theories based on personal observations or on observations and theories of other astronomers.

2. Develop and modify astronomy-related programs for public presentation.

3. Analyze research data to determine its significance, using computers.

4. Collaborate with other astronomers to carry out research projects.

5. Study celestial phenomena, using a variety of ground-based and space-borne telescopes and scientific instruments.

Tools and Technology:

1. Tilting filter photometers

2. High resolution spectrographs; Low resolution imaging spectrographs; Multi-object spectrographs MOS

3. Automated telescopes; Optical telescopes; Very large array VLA telescopes; Very long baseline array VLBA telescopes

4. Ebert-Fastie spectrometers; Near-infrared imagers and spectrometers NIRI; Pulsar processors; Wideband pulsar

5. Microsoft Excel

Knowledge:

1. Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
2. Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
3. Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
4. English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
5. Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Skills:
1. Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
2. Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
3. Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
4. Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
5. Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Abilities:
1. Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
2. Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
3. Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
4. Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
5. Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Education Degree:
This job requires a Doctoral or professional degree
Experience:
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
Work Styles:
1. Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
2. Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
3. Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
4. Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
5. Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Nationally:

  • Massachusetts
  • Arizona
  • Hawaii
  • California
  • District of Columbia