Career Assingment

Lauren Sullivan

Interest Number One: Conventional

Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Tis occupation fits me because I love math and chemistry. I got told that I should look into the pharmacy field and research jobs through that career path.

Conventional Job: Pharmacy Aides

Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.

Tasks:

1. Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.

2. Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.

3. Accept prescription for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.

4. Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.

5. Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.

Tools & Technology:

1. Cash registers

2. Label making machines

3. Table counters

4. Database user interface and query software

5. Spreadsheet software

Skills:

1. Active listening

2. Speaking

3. Coordination

3. Reading comprehension

4. Critical thinking

5. Service orientation

Abilities:

1. Speech clarity

2. Near vision

3. Information ordering

4. Problem sensitivity

5. Finger dexterity

Knowledge:

Customer and personal service, english language, computers and electronics, clerical, and mathematics.

Work Values:

1. Relationships

2. Support

3. Independence

Work Styles:

1. Attention to detail

2. Concern for others

3. Stress tolerance

Salary:

$10.51 an hour, $ $21,860 annual

Salary in Texas:

$10.47 an hour, $21,800 yearly

Projected Growth:

(2010-2020): 29% or higher

Conventional Job: Pharmacy Technicians

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts of dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Tasks:

1. Establish or maintain patient profiles.

2. Answer telephones, responding to questions or requests.

3. Mix pharmaceutical preparations, according to written prescriptions.

4. Price and file prescriptions that have been filled.

5. Pre-pack bulk medicines, fill bottles with prescribed medications, and type and affix labels.

Tools & Technology:

1. Filling or sealing auger dose machines

2. Laboratory balances

3. Accounting software

4. Data base user interface and query software

5. Label making software

Skills:

1. Active Listening

2. Speaking

3. Mathematics

3. Coordination

4. Service Orientation

5. Critical Thinking

Abilities:

1. Near Vision

2. Oral Comprehension

3. Speech Recognition

4. Category Flexibility

5. Speech Clarity

Knowledge:

Customer and personal service, mathematics, english language, computers and electronics, clerical, and medicine and dentistry.

Work Values:

1. Relationships

2. Support

3. Achievement

Work Styles:

1. Attention to detail

2. Integrity

3. Self control

Starting Salary:

$14.40 an hour, $29,320 annual

Salary in Texas:

$14.66 an hour, $30,500 annual

Projected Growth:

(2010-2020): 29% or higher

Interest Number Two: Social

Social occupations frequently involve working with. communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

This occupation fits me in a way but not a whole lot. Im not a very out spoken type of person and I don't really like teaching kids. But I love going on mission trips and helping out people that are less fortunate. My church goes on a mission trip every summer and its always a blast and a great way to glorify God.

Social Job: Interior Design

Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conductive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

Tasks:

1. Advise client on interior design factors such as space planning, layouts and utilization of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination.

2. Review and detail shop drawings for construction plans.

3. Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval.

4. Select or design, and purchase furnishings, art works, and accessories.

5. Render design ideal in form of paste-ups or drawings.

Tools & Technology:

1. Scales

2. Tape measures

3. Computer aided design CAD software

4. Graphics or photo imaging software

5. Spreadsheet software

Skills:

1. Social Perceptiveness

2. Speaking

3. Critical thinking

3. Writing

4. Complex problem solving

5. Coordination

Abilities:

1. Originality

2. Oral expression

3. Visualization

4. Fluency of ideas

5. Deductive reasoning

Knowledge:

Design, customer and personal service, building and construction, english language, administration and management, sales and marketing, public safety and security, psychology, fine arts, and clerical.

Work Values:

1. Achievement

2. Independence

3. Relationships

Work Styles:

1. Innovation

2. Dependability

3. Self Control

Salary:

$22.89 an hour, $47,600 annual

Salary in Texas:

$21.74 an hour, $45,200 yearly

Projected Growth:

(2010-2020): 10% to 19%