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29-1061.00 - Anesthesiologists

Physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures.

Sample of reported job titles: Anesthesia Associate, Anesthesia Director, Anesthesia Resident, Anesthesiologist, Attending Anesthesiologist, Medical Doctor (MD), Obstetrical Anesthesiologist, Physician Anesthesiologist, Staff Anesthesiologist, Staff Anesthetist

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Tasks

  • Monitor patient before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide and maintain life support and airway management and help prepare patients for emergency surgery. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine patient, obtain medical history, and use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Position patient on operating table to maximize patient comfort and surgical accessibility. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Decide when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following outpatient surgery. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with other medical professionals to determine type and method of anesthetic or sedation to render patient insensible to pain. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Order laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inform students and staff of types and methods of anesthesia administration, signs of complications, and emergency methods to counteract reactions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide medical care and consultation in many settings, prescribing medication and treatment and referring patients for surgery. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Manage anesthesiological services, coordinating them with other medical activities and formulating plans and procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Diagnose illnesses, using examinations, tests, and reports. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate and direct work of nurses, medical technicians, and other health care providers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Instruct individuals and groups on ways to preserve health and prevent disease. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Schedule and maintain use of surgical suite, including operating, wash-up, waiting rooms, and anesthetic and sterilizing equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct medical research to aid in controlling and curing disease, to investigate new medications, and to develop and test new medical techniques. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Anesthesia inhalers or inhaler units or accessories — Calibrated vaporizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Arterial line catheters — Intra-arterial catheters; Swan Ganz artery catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles — Automated external defibrillators AED See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blood collection syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Body plethysmographs — Plethysmography machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bronchoscopes or accessories — Fiberoptic bronchoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories — Heart rate monitors; Invasive hemodynamic pressure monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrocardiography EKG units — Electrocardiography EKG machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic blood pressure units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic stethoscopes or accessories — Precordial stethoscopes; Pretracheal stethoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services tracheal tube or cricothyrotomy kits — Cricothyrotomy equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • End tidal carbon dioxide monitors or supplies See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Endotracheal or tracheotomy sets — Tracheostomy sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Endotracheal tubes — Endotracheal ET tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Epidural anesthesia kit or tray — Epidural catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Esophageal tubes — Esophageal tracheal airway devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas anesthesia apparatus — Anesthesia gas concentration monitors; Anesthesia monitors; Digital anesthesia machines; Gas anesthesia administration machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits — Intravenous IV equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intubator components or accessories — Intubation equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical oxygen masks or parts — Oxygen masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks — Medical masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical suction or vacuum appliances — Suction machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical syringe without needle — Injection syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nasogastric tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient carbon dioxide detectors — Capnographs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient controlled analgesia infusion pumps — Patient controlled analgesia PCA pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pharyngeal airways or airways kits — Laryngeal mask airways LMA See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pulse oximeter units — Pulse oximeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Resuscitation masks or accessories — Valve mask resuscitators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies — Spirometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical nerve stimulators or accessories — Peripheral nerve stimulators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tourniquets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers — Evacuated blood collection tubes See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Accounting software — Healthpac Computer Systems H2000 Anesthesia Billing Software; Nightingale Northern Health Enterprise Billing Software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Calendar and scheduling software — AtStaff Physician Scheduler See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Medical software — AetherPalm InfusiCalc; Electronic medical record EMR software; Medical calculator software; Skyscape 5-Minute Clinical Consult (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Record patient medical histories. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Diagnose medical conditions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prescribe medications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prescribe treatments or therapies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Implement advanced life support techniques. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare patients physically for medical procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train medical providers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct healthcare delivery programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise patient care personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Schedule medical facility use. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 95% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 94% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 95% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 87% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 83% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 75% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 83% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 83% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 79% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 67% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections — 68% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 72% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 79% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 64% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 54% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 76% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 58% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — 39% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 52% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Radiation — 50% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 39% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 44% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 49% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 39% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 44% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 37% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 32% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 44% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 45% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 26% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 41% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Related 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.
Job Training Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include librarians, lawyers, sports medicine physicians, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, surgeons, treasurers, and controllers.
SVP Range (8.0 and above)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
69   Post-doctoral training
25   Doctoral degree
5   Professional degree Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: IRS

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $90.00+ hourly, $187,200+ annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 34,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 16,700
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