Ambassador Work Locations

 

The Youth Ambassador Program began in 2001 to provide job experience to high school students through participation at special events held by non-profit and for-profit organizations in the City of Pasadena. The Program provides opportunities for each Ambassador to gain valuable work experience as docents, attendants, event planners, and as spokespersons for the program. A recent poll asked Ambassadors what they liked about the program. These are a few of their responses:

“I have learned how to work with others”
“Exposure to new opportunities”
“Helping the community”
“Meeting new people”
“Networking with other youth groups and organizations“

 

BROCHURE

YOUTH AMBASSADOR BROCHURE

The City of Pasadena Northwest Programs Division has a great program to provide high school students with on the job experience at special events throughout the year with the City and other non-profit agencies. To qualify for the program, the student must attend a Pasadena High School, obtain parental permission, and complete the registration process.

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Click below to access our Teen Web Guide where you can find all sorts of information such as jobs/careers,  youth leadership, mental health, homework help, and many other useful information!

Teen Web Guide

 


 

Have questions? Any questions? Just call the LA County Resource Line at 626-300-1326 or visit www.211LA.org

 


 

Are you a first generation college applicant/ student? Do you have questions? If so, visit https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/first-generation-college-students/ for all the information you need. 

 


 

Join La Pintoresca Teen Education Center Today!

Membership Fee of $25.00 per school year allows Teens access to enrichment classes throughout the year, including:

Alive & Free, Appetizers & Small Plates, Graphic Design, Stay Turn’t, Team Building, Teen Cinema Fridays, and more!

  • Monday, 12:00 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Friday,  2:00 p.m.- 6:00PM
  • LPTEC, 1415 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103
  • (626) 345-0706
  • Ages 11-18

Register at www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve


Proud supporters of the City of Pasadena Youth Ambassador Program:

 

•Villa Parke Community Center •N.A.T.H.A •Flintridge Center
•Pasadena Heritage •Ability First •Day One
•Ideal Youth Inc. •Jackie Robinson Community Center •Robinson Park
•Walt Jackson’s Hot Meals •First Quadrant •Victory Park
•Pasadena Unified School District •La Pintoresca Library •La Pintoresca Teen Center
•Wells Fargo •Cultural Affairs Division •Public Health Department
•MUSE/IQUE •Pro-Musica •Running Roses
•Delta Sigma Theta Sorority •Tournament of Roses •STEAM Coders
•College Access Plan (CAP) •Pasadena Museum of Art •Adelante
•African American Young Women/Men  •Pasadena Running Company •WOW Jam
•collaborate PASadena •Youth Leadership Network

• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Clazzical Notes  Repair Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALUMNI

Youth Ambassadors Alumni of the Month

Alumni of the Month – Chantrese Wright

Since high school, Chantrese has pursued her jewelry business “Cr8tive Genes” which is on instagram. She does pop up shops and get’s lots of hands on experience! Chantrese says “It’s been an interesting journey, being your own boss isn’t a walk in the park. It’s more like walking through a maze and creating a new […]

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Alumni of the Month – Raymond Price

Alumni of the Month – Raymond Price  Since Raymond was at Pasadena High School he knew he wanted to become a fire fighter. Upon graduating he immediately enrolled into EMT school to become an EMT/ First Responder in order to begin his journey of becoming a fire fighter. Currently, Raymond works with the City of […]

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Alumni of the Month – Omar De la Torre

Alumni of the Month Omar De la Torre Since Omar graduated from high school and the Ambassador program, he has obtained his Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. After graduating, Omar has been able to hold positions in retail, back office, front office and even security as he works […]

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Alumni of the Month – Ron Ben

Alumni of the Month – Ron Ben  Being in the Ambassadors program really expanded Ron’s knowledge of the City of Pasadena. The program was challenging in a way that allowed him to get ready for the real world. Since he left the program he has graduated from the ArtCenter College of Design and went on to […]

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Alumni of the Month – Logan Patton

Alumni of the Month – Logan Patton  Logan Patton is a 3rd year, English and African American Studies double major at the University of California, Los Angeles. Throughout her time at UCLA she has gone on to write with the Daily Bruin, co-host a sports radio show with UCLA Radio, and even work as an […]

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WAIT LIST REQUEST

WAIT LIST REQUEST

Are you interested in the Youth Ambassador Program? If you can respond “Yes” to the following questions, please fill out the form below.

Do you attend a school in Pasadena?
Are you in the 9th to 12th grade?
Do you have a 2.5 GPA?

The Youth Ambassador program generally hires youth in late May/early June, based on the number of graduating seniors the program has. If you would like to explore other possibilities while you get a call please check out the City of Pasadena R.O.S.E. program (applications out in February), Youth Council,  or the Youth Network that meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Pasadena Central Library- 4th floor. 

Please provide the following information to be added to the wait list for the Youth Ambassador Program:

For more information about the Youth Ambassador Program, please send email to youthambassador@cityofpasadena.net.

HIRE AN AMBASSADOR

HIRE A YOUTH AMBASSADOR

 

If you need youth ambassadors at your next event, meeting, festival, or exhibition, complete the information below at least two weeks in advance. The youth are between the ages of 14 and 18.

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

January

FIRST Scholarship:

https://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships/blog/wpi2018

NFIB Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship:

https://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/

Grants for Women:

http://www.grantsforwomen.org/

RMHC U.S. Scholarships:

https://usascholarships.com/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/

Wells Fargo Scholarship:

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/employer/wells-fargo/apiasf-wells-fargo-scholarship

Johnson and Wales University Scholarship:

https://www.jwu.edu/admissions/paying-for-college/scholarships-and-grants.html

LEAP Scholarship:

http://leapfoundation.com/enroll/scholarshipapplication/

Masons of California:

https://www.freemason.org/contribute/scholarships.htm

February

DePauw University Holton Memorial Scholarship:

https://www.depauw.edu/offices/financialaid/types/scholarships-grants/merit-awards/holton/

FIRST Scholarship:

https://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships/blog/community-resource

Optimist International Essay Contest

http://www.optimist.org/member/scholarships3.cfm

 

March

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship:

https://actfnd.academicworks.com/opportunities/126

Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarship:

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/deadline/deadline-in-march/rosa-l-parks-scholarship

Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship:

http://www.naswfoundation.org/lyons_guidelines.asp

FIRST Scholarship:

https://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships/blog/make-school-2018

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx 

FIRST Scholarship:

https://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships/blog/horizons-2018

April

COPA Scholarship Application:

http://www.copapasadena.org/assets/2015-scholarship-application.pdf

Hispanic Scholarship Fund:

https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

Davis- Putter Scholarship fund:

http://www.davisputter.org/apply-for-scholarships/

PFLAG National Scholarship Program:

https://www.pflag.org/scholarship

Hispanic Scholarship Fund:

https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

FIRST Scholarship:

https://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships/blog/Rice-2018 

NOBLE Scholarships:

http://noblenational.org/noble-programs/national-scholarship-application/

Red Thread Foundation for Women:

https://redthreadwomen.org/about/fellowship-program/

Pasadena W&P Educational Scholarship:

https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/water-and-power/awards/

Georgia Holloway Community Service Scholarship:

http://noblesgv.homestead.com/Georgia_A_HOLLOWAY.pdf

Joe Francomano Scholarship:

https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-ok/scholarships

Maurice Morse Scholarship:

http://naacppasadena.org/scholarship/

AKA Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarship:

https://akaeaf.org/scholarships

EMPOWER Scholarship award:

https://www.allinahealth.org/Courage-Kenny-Rehabilitation-Institute/Programs-and-services/Volunteer-opportunities/EMPOWER-Scholarships/

Jack and Jill of America, Julia Scotton Award:

 https://www.pusd.us/cms/lib/CA01901115/Centricity/Domain/326/Jack%20and%20Jill%20Scholarship%20Application%202018.docx.

San Gabriel Valley NOBLES award:

http://noblesgv.homestead.com/files/scholarships/SGV_Scholarship.pdf

Pasadena Community Awards:

http://pasadenajournal.com/scholarship-opportunities/

ESA Foundation Scholarship:

http://www.esafoundation.org/scholarship.asp

Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship:

https://www.shawncartersf.com/scholarship-fund/

May

Pasadena POA Scholarship:

https://pasadenapoa.com/resources/education/scholarships

Reed Tech Scholarship:

https://scholarships.asu.edu/scholarship/41516

Nordstrom Scholarship:

https://how2winscholarships.com/nordstrom-college-scholarship-for-high-school-juniors/

Taste of Soul Scholarship:

http://tasteofsoul.org/scholarships

MassMutual Scholarship Award:

https://greaterhudson.massmutual.com/news-and-events/scholarship

National Black Police Association Alphonso Deal Scholarship:

http://www.blackpolice.org/scholarships.html

Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship:

https://www.southlandelectrical.com/scholarship.asp

Tylenol Scholarship:

https://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship

FIRST SpaceX Scholarship:

https://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships/blog/spaceX-2018

Spirit of American Youth Scholarship:

https://americanaatbrand.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Spirit_Application_Form2018_v1.pdf

B Davis Scholarship:

http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Brandon Jackson Memorial Scholarship:

https://www.bjscholarship.org/scholarship-application.html

Minority Affairs Committee’s Scholarship:

https://www.aiche.org/community/awards/minority-affairs-committees-minority-scholarship-awards-college-students

Chegg Monthly Scholarship:

https://www.chegg.com/scholarships/chegg-1000-monthly-scholarship-may-2018-13717/apply

June

Omega Phi Beta “Reach for Gold” Scholarship:

http://www.omegaphibeta.org/alumnae-association-releases-2018-reach-for-the-gold-book-scholarship-application/

Bonnie Baha Memorial Scholarship:

https://pasadenacf.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Baha-Scholarship-Info-Sheet.pdf

Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship:

https://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/scholarships/joel-garcia-memorial-scholarship

Abbott & Fenner Scholarships:

http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

TGMF Walmart First Generation Scholars Program:

https://www.tmcf.org/our-scholarships/current-scholarships/tmcf-walmart-foundation-first-generation-scholars-mentorship-program/14359

California Black Chamber Foundation:

http://www.calbcc.org/scholarship-apply-online

Mom Scholarships:

http://scholarships4moms.net/scholarship-application-for-moms

Center for Advancing Opportunity Undergraduate Scholarship:

https://www.tmcf.org/our-scholarships/current-scholarships/the-center-advancing-opportunity-undergraduate-research-scholarship/11687

TGMF McDonald’s True to HBCU Scholarship:

https://www.tmcf.org/our-scholarships/current-scholarships/tmcf-mcdonalds-true-to-the-hbcu-scholarship/13909

TGMF McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Scholarship:

https://www.tmcf.org/our-scholarships/current-scholarships/tmcf-mcdonalds-inspiration-celebration-scholarship/13907

The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship:

https://www.chairish.com/pages/scholarship-application-design-your-future

Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship:

https://www.akmscholarship.com/

Courage to Grow Scholarship:

https://couragetogrowscholarship.com/

July

Scholarship America Dream Award:

https://scholarshipamerica.org/dreamaward/

Los Angeles Scholarship:

http://www.wtsinternational.org/losangeles//scholarships/

The Lincoln Forum Scholarship:

http://www.thelincolnforum.org/scholarship-essay-contest

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program:

https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship-program.html

August

Metro TCAP:

https://www.metro.net/about/tcap/program-overview/

Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes:

http://ebm.collegesteps.wellsfargoemail.com/r/regf2?a=0&aid=2092274041&n=1

“Make Me Laugh” Unigo Scholarship:

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship/application

September

ARTBA’S Student Video Contest:

https://www.artba.org/foundation/student-video-contest/

COMT Scholarships:

https://www.comto.org/page/scholarshipreq?

Bill Gates Scholarship:

https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

Edison’s STEM Scholarship:

https://www.edison.com/home/community/edison-scholars.html

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship:

https://www.ischolarshipgrants.com/scholarship-by-country/usa-scholarships/xerox-technical-minority-scholarship-20160916/

College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship:

https://pasadenacf.org/funds/college-womens-club-of-pasadena-scholarship-foundation/

Northwood University Scholarships & Grants:

https://www.northwood.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants/undergraduate

QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship:

https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match/scholarship-details

 October          

AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship:

http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

GE-Reagan Foundation:

https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

Pasadena Latino Coalition:

https://www.collaboratepasadena.org/single-post/2018/03/13/Pasadena-Latino-Coalition-2018-Scholarship-Application

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship:

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/la-unidad-latina-foundation-scholarship/

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards:

http://hhfyouthawards.com/2018/forms/welcome.php

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation:

http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

November

Ron Brown Scholarship:

https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/application-timeline

ACES Education Fund:

https://aceseditors.org/awards/scholarships/scholarship-application

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholars Program:

http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/

 

December

Frederick Douglass Scholarship:

https://www.american.edu/learning-communities/douglassscholars/apply.cfm

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes:

https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/

AXA Achievements Scholarship:

https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship:

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/community-service-scholarships/stephen-j-brady-stop-hunger-scholarships/

Burger King Scholars Program:

https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/application-information/

Alliance/Merck Ciencia Hispanic Scholars Program:

http://www.alliancescholars.org/scholarships.html

Crosslites Scholarship Contest:

http://crosslites.org/rules-and-regulations/

Miscellaneous

200 Free Scholarships for Minorities

http://www.blackexcel.org/200-Scholarships.html

Schools: College Insider

https://www.schools.com/

https://www.schools.com/ebook/the-college-insider.pdf

John Muir Scholarship & College Programs

https://www.pusd.us/Page/6500

Top 100 Scholarship Tips

http://www.scholarshipsonline.org/p/top-100-scholarship-tips.html#.W0-BpdVKjIU

AFSA High School Scholarship Contest

https://www.afsascholarship.org/

College Access Plan Programs

https://collegeaccessplan.org/what-we-do/college-access/

Chegg Scholarship List

https://www.chegg.com/scholarships

College Scholarships

http://www.collegescholarships.org/financial-aid/

COMTO Scholarship Program

https://www.comto.org/general/custom.asp?page=scholarships

ECMC Student Resources

https://www.ecmc.org/students/student-resources.html

PrepScholar Community Service Scholarships

https://blog.prepscholar.com/community-service-scholarships-complete-list

College Board CSS Profile (Financial Aid)

https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

FASTWEB Business Scholarships & Internships

https://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships/articles/business-related-scholarships-and-internships

Honeybee Robotics

https://www.honeybeerobotics.com/about-us/santoro-scholarship/

FORBES Best Value Colleges 2017

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinehoward/2017/04/26/best-value-colleges-2017-300-schools-worth-the-investment/#673515bec11d

FIRST Alumni Internships

https://www.firstinspires.org/alumni

Wells Fargo FIVE step Financial Aid

https://www.wellsfargo.com/student/five-steps-financial-aid/

FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

PCC EOP&S Application

https://pasadena.edu/academics/support/eops-foster-youth/eops/index.php

PCC Fee Waiver Application

https://pasadena.edu/admissions-and-aid/financial-aid/available-aid/bogfw.php

PCC Intersegmental GE Transfer Curriculum

https://pasadena.edu/academics/degrees-and-certificates/docs/IGETC.pdf

Career Search

https://www.myskillsmyfuture.org/Target.aspx

AEG Career Opportunities

https://www.aegworldwide.com/careers

Scholarship Search

http://scholarships4students.com/

Helping Hands Book Scholarship Program

https://www.pdffiller.com/5593155-fillable-helping-hands-book-scholarship-program-form-antelopeunion

KAOEF Scholarship Program

https://www.kaoef.org/support/scholarships/

Communications and Public Relations Scholarships

http://www.topdegreesonline.org/scholarships/for-communications-and-public-relations/

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

http://gmsp.org/

COPA Pasadena

http://www.copapasadena.org/

Jackie Robinson Foundation

https://www.jackierobinson.org/

Earl Woods Scholars Program

http://tgrfoundation.org/programs/earl-woods-scholar-program/

Google For Education

https://edu.google.com/intl/no/scholarships/the-generation-google-scholarship/

National Honor Society

https://www.nhs.us/students/the-nhs-scholarship/

PCC Scholarship Assistance

https://pasadena.edu/foundation/applying-for-a-scholarship.php

Biggest & Best Scholarships of the year

http://time.com/money/4838938/college-scholarships/

Scholarship Directories

https://www.fastweb.com/directory/scholarships-for-african-american-students

https://www.petersons.com/

Youth Service America- Grants & Awards

https://ysa.org/resources/briefing/

Student Resources-Tips & Timelines

https://www.scholarships.com/student-resources/

Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Center

https://roybal-allard.house.gov/students/

U.S. Department of Education

https://www2.ed.gov/finaid/landing.jhtml

California Student Aid Commission

https://www.csac.ca.gov/

Financial Aid

http://www.finaid.org/

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

https://eca.state.gov/

College is Possible

http://www.collegepossible.org/

https://www.howtogetin.com/

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

https://chci.org/programs/chci-scholar-intern-programs/

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/

TELACU Education Foundation

https://telacu.com/

NAFEO Nation

http://www.nafeonation.org/

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

https://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/

HACU

https://www.hacu.net/hacu/default.asp

African American Success Foundation

https://blacksuccessfoundation.org/grant-rules/

LACC Foundation

http://www.laccfoundation.org/

Ambassadors Scholarship List

https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/northwest/youth-ambassadors/

What Kids Can Do

http://whatkidscando.org/index.html

College Board

https://www.collegeboard.org/

Mendez Scholars

http://mendezscholars.org/

RMHC©/HACER© Scholarships

https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html

Sallie Mae Funding

https://www.salliemae.com

https://www.upromise.com/

Saving For College

https://www.savingforcollege.com/college-savings-101

Simple Tuition

https://www.simpletuition.com

College Data

https://www.collegedata.com

Common Application

https://www.commonapp.org/

Fair Test

https://www.fairtest.org/

My Plan

https://www.myplan.com/

National Center for Education Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/

Pearson Education

https://www.pearson.com/us/

Do Something Grants

https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/do-something-awards

City of Hope Academy

https://www.cityofhope.org/education/students-and-youth/summer-student-academy

 

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Clinical Psychology

About The Job

Clinical psychology is a broad branch of psychology that focuses on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Some of the more common disorders that might be treated include learning disabilities, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Through observation, interview, and psychological test to formulate and administer programs of treatment

 

It is Also Called

  • Treatment Coordinator
  • Team Psychologist
  • Staff Psychologist PTSD Clinical Team Coordinator
  • Staff Psychologist
  • Sex Offender Treatment Professional
  • Psychologist, Private Practice
  • Psychologist
  • Pediatric Psychologist
  • Out-Patient Therapist
  • Mental Health Unit Lead Psychologist
  • Licensed Psychologist Manager
  • Licensed Psychologist Director
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Experimental Psychologist
  • Eating Disorder Specialist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Criminal Psychologist
  • Criminal Profiler
  • Clinical Therapist
  • Clinical Psychologist-Licensed
  • Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical Director
  • Child Psychologist
  • Child and Adolescent Therapist
  • Chief, Psychology
  • Chief Psychologist/Director of Counseling and Self-Development
  • Chief Psychologist
  • Behavioral Therapist
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Behavioral Psychologist
  • Behavioral Analyst
  • Behavior Therapist
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Behavior Analyst

Preparation required

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).

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in California was $90,210 with most people making between $45,590 and $126,790. (2.14% annual average growth)

Outlook

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 27,100 people in California. It is projected that there will be 32,900 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 580 openings due to growth and about 580 replacement openings for approximately 1,160 total annual openings.

 

Industries that employ this occupation

  • Elementary/Secondary Schools
  • Offices of other health Practitioners
  • Individual and Family Services
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Colleges/Universities and Professional Schools

 

Similar Occupations

Counseling Psychologists

 Assess and evaluate individuals’ problems through the use of case history, interview, and observation and provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ISA.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Investigative interests, but also prefer Social and Artistic environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.
  • Therapy and Counseling – Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
  • Law and Government – Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

 

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.
  • Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Education & Training

Clinical Psychology

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of clinical psychology, involving the analysis, diagnosis, and clinical treatment of psychological disorders and behavioral pathologies. Includes instruction in clinical assessment and diagnosis, personality appraisal, psychopathology, clinical psychopharmacology, behavior modification, therapeutic intervention skills, patient interviewing, personalized and group therapy, child and adolescent therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy, supervised clinical practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

Clinical Child Psychology

A program that focuses on the developmental processes of children and associated disorders and that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of clinical child psychology. Includes instruction in developmental neuropsychology, child psychopathology, testing of children and adolescents, pediatric psychology, psychosocial variables in child development, clinical skills, family therapy, behavioral assessment and intervention, clinical skills, consultation, professional standards and ethics, and applications to topics such as infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

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Counseling Psychologists

About The Job

Assess and evaluate individuals’ problems through the use of case history, interview, and observation and provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.

It is also Called

  • University Counselor
  • Therapist
  • Staff Psychologist at University Counseling Center
  • Staff Psychologist and Assessment Coordinator
  • Staff Psychologist
  • Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
  • Sexual Assault Counselor
  • Senior Staff Psychologist, Counseling Service
  • Senior Staff Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist-Counselor
  • Psychotherapist
  • Psychologist/Psychoanalyst Private Practice
  • Psychologist
  • Program Counselor/Recovery Management Co-Coordinator
  • Personal Counselor
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Business Owner and Counselor)
  • Healthcare Science Specialist
  • Group Counselor
  • Family Psychologist
  • Elder Counselor
  • Counselor
  • Counseling Specialist
  • Counseling Services Director
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • College Counselor
  • Clinical Counselor
  • Child Psychologist
  • Child Custody Evaluator
  • Chemical Dependency Therapist
  • Behavioral Therapist
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Behavioral Analyst
  • Behavior Therapist
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Applied Behavior Science Specialist (ABSS)

 

Preparation Required

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).

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $94,910 with most people making between $48,420 and $130,110

Outlook

2.14% avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 27,100 people in California. It is projected that there will be 32,900 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 580 openings due to growth and about 580 replacement openings for approximately 1,160 total annual openings.

 

Industries that Employ this Occupation

  • Elementary/ Secondary schools
  • Offices of other health practitioners
  • Individual and family services
  • Outpatient care centers
  • General medical and surgical hospitals
  • Colleges/universities and professional schools

 

Similar Occupations

Clinical psychologist

 Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.

Education teachers postsecondary

 Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SIA.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Investigative and Artistic environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Working Conditions in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  • English Language
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

 

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Social Perceptiveness
    • Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • 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.
  • Service Orientation
  • Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Speaking
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Learning
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Education & Training

 

Health/Medical Psychology

 A program that focuses on the psychological study of health and illness, and recovery, from the perspective that these phenomena arise from a combination of physical, behavioral, and social conditions. Includes instruction in abnormal and social psychology, psychophysiology, psychopharmacology, learning processes, clinical and behavioral therapies, biopsychosocial modeling, clinical procedures and assessment, preventive education, psychotherapy, rehabilitation processes, and research methods.

Applied Behavior Analysis

A program that focuses on the application of principles of learning and behavior to enhance the development, abilities, and choices of children and adults; and that prepares individuals to address the behavioral needs of individuals, especially those with developmental disabilities and autism. Includes instruction in behavior analysis and learning, behavioral and functional assessment, developmental psychology, applied behavioral analysis in developmental disabilities and autism, applied behavioral analysis in mental health and aging, research methods, evaluation of interventions, and professional and ethical issues.

Geropsychology

A program that focuses on the psychology of aging and of elderly individuals and populations, with reference to growth and decline across the life span. Includes instruction in gerontology, developmental and adult psychology, age-related development and decline of cognitive processes, age-related psychological and neurological disorders, social and personality development in aging populations and individuals, and applications to the clinical treatment and care of older adults.

School Psychology

A program that prepares individuals to apply clinical and counseling psychology principles to the diagnosis and treatment of student behavioral problems. Includes instruction in child and/or adolescent development; learning theory; testing, observation and other procedures for assessing educational, personality, intelligence and motor skill development; therapeutic intervention strategies for students and families; identification and classification of disabilities and disorders affecting learning; school psychological services planning; supervised counseling practice; ethical standards; and applicable regulations

Psychology, General

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Counseling Psychology

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of psychological counseling, involving the rendering of therapeutic services to individuals and groups experiencing psychological problems and exhibiting distress symptoms. Includes instruction in counseling theory, therapeutic intervention strategies, patient/counselor relationships, testing and assessment methods and procedures, group therapy, marital and family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, supervised counseling practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

A program that prepares individuals to practice the provision of psychoanalytic counseling to individuals and groups based on the psychodynamic principles evolved from authorities such as Freud, Adler, and Jung. Includes instruction in self-analysis, personality theory, dream analysis, free association and transference theory and techniques, psychodynamic theory, developmental processes, applications to specific clinical conditions, practice management, and professional standards and ethics.

 

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School Psychologist

About the Job

Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.

It is also Called

  • School Social Worker
  • School Psychometrist
  • School Psychology Specialist
  • School Psychologist Assistant
  • School Psychologist
  • School Psychological Examiner
  • School Counselor
  • Psychometrist
  • Psychologist
  • Preliminary School Psychologist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Educational Diagnostician
  • Early Intervention School Psychologist
  • Consulting Psychologist
  • Child Study Team Director
  • Child Psychometrist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Bilingual School Psychologist
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Behavioral Analyst
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Associate School Psychologist
  • Assessment Specialist

 

Preparation Required

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).

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $94,910 with most people making between $48,420 and $130,110

Outlook

2.14% avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 27,100people in California. It is projected that there will be 32,900 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 580 openings due to growth and about 580 replacement openings for approximately 1,160 total annual openings.

 

Industries that Employ this Occupation

  • Elementary/Secondary schools
  • Offices of other health practitioners
  • Individual and family services
  • Outpatients care centers
  • General medical and surgical hospitals
  • Colleges/universities and professional schools

 

Similar Occupations

Clinical psychologist

Clinical psychology is a broad branch of psychology that focuses on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Some of the more common disorders that might be treated include learning disabilities, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Through observation, interview, and psychological test to formulate and administer programs of treatment

 

Counseling psychologist

Assess and evaluate individuals’ problems through the use of case history, interview, and observation and provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment

 

 

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: IS.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Investigative interests, but also prefer Social environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • English Language
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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.

Sociology and Anthropology

Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

 

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Education & Training

Applied Behavior Analysis

A program that focuses on the application of principles of learning and behavior to enhance the development, abilities, and choices of children and adults; and that prepares individuals to address the behavioral needs of individuals, especially those with developmental disabilities and autism. Includes instruction in behavior analysis and learning, behavioral and functional assessment, developmental psychology, applied behavioral analysis in developmental disabilities and autism, applied behavioral analysis in mental health and aging, research methods, evaluation of interventions, and professional and ethical issues.

Psychology, General

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Clinical Child Psychology

A program that focuses on the developmental processes of children and associated disorders and that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of clinical child psychology. Includes instruction in developmental neuropsychology, child psychopathology, testing of children and adolescents, pediatric psychology, psychosocial variables in child development, clinical skills, family therapy, behavioral assessment and intervention, clinical skills, consultation, professional standards and ethics, and applications to topics such as infancy, childhood, and adolescence

Developmental and Child Psychology

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the psychological growth and development of individuals from infancy through adulthood. Includes instruction in cognitive and perceptual development, emotional development, personality development, and the effects of biological maturation on behavior, theories of cognitive growth and related research methods, testing and assessment methods for different age levels, research on child and adolescent behavior therapy, and the psychology of aging.

School Psychology

A program that prepares individuals to apply clinical and counseling psychology principles to the diagnosis and treatment of student behavioral problems. Includes instruction in child and/or adolescent development; learning theory; testing, observation and other procedures for assessing educational, personality, intelligence and motor skill development; therapeutic intervention strategies for students and families; identification and classification of disabilities and disorders affecting learning; school psychological services planning; supervised counseling practice; ethical standards; and applicable regulations.

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Police Patrol Officers

About the Job

Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.

It is also Called

  • Uniform Patrol Police Officer
  • Trooper
  • Town Marshal
  • SWAT Team Member (Special Weapons and Tactics Team Member)
  • State Trooper
  • State Patrol Officer
  • State Highway Police Officer
  • Security Police
  • Safety Patrol Officer
  • Safety Instruction Police Officer
  • Public Safety Police
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Protective Service Specialist
  • Protective Officer
  • Policewoman
  • Policeman
  • Police Worker
  • Police Patrol Officer
  • Police or Patrol Park Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Police Inspector
  • Police Cadet
  • Police Booking Officer
  • Peace Officer
  • Patrol Officer
  • Patrol Driver
  • Officer
  • Mounted Police
  • Motorcycle Police
  • Marshal
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • K-9 Police Officer
  • Immigration Guard
  • Highway Patrol Pilot
  • Harbor Patrol Police
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • Desk Officer
  • Customs Patrol Officer
  • Crime Prevention Police Officer
  • Cop
  • Constable
  • Complaint Evaluation Officer
  • Community Service Patrol Officer
  • City Marshal
  • City Constable
  • Campus Police Officer
  • Cadet
  • Border Police
  • Border Patrol Officer
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Border Guard
  • Animal Cop
  • Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent (ALE Agent)
  • Accident Prevention Squad Police Officer

What They Do

  • Examine incoming or outgoing mail to ensure conformance with regulations.
  • Review offender information to identify issues that require special attention.
  • Convey correctional officers’ or inmates’ complaints to superiors.
  • Transfer or transport offenders on foot or by driving vehicles, such as trailers, vans, or buses.
  • Rate behavior of inmates, promoting acceptable attitudes and behaviors to those with low ratings.
  • Supervise or provide security for offenders performing tasks, such as construction, maintenance, laundry, food service, or other industrial or agricultural operations.
  • Conduct roll calls of correctional officers.
  • Develop work or security procedures.
  • Set up employee work schedules.
  • Supervise activities such as searches, shakedowns, riot control, or institutional tours.

Preparation Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate’s degree.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $100,090 with most people making between $62,810 and $134,430

Outlook

0.73% avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 68,700 people in California. It is projected that there will be 73,700 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 500 openings due to growth and about 2,270 replacement openings for approximately 2,770 total annual openings.

Interests

 Realistic

 Enterprising

 Conventional

Work Values

Achievement

 Relationships

Support

Things They Need to Know

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

  • Law and Government

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

  • English Language

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • 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.

  • Critical Thinking

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

  • Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

  • Monitoring

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

  • Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • Persuasion

Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

 

Similar Occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.

 Education & Training

Corrections

A program that prepares individuals to study the theories and principles, of correctional science and to function as professional corrections officers and other workers in public and/or private incarceration facilities.

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

A program that focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes, and its legal and public policy contexts. Includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues.

Corrections Administration

A program that prepares individuals to plan and manage institutional facilities and programs for housing and rehabilitating prisoners in the public and/or private sectors. Includes instruction in the principles and practice of correction, facilities planning and management, safety and security, social and health services, staff and inmate management, budgeting, communication skills, correctional psychology, and applications to specific types of correctional facilities approaches.

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Intelligence Analysts

 About the Job

Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.

It is also Called

  • Supervisor Intelligence Analyst
  • Supervising Law Enforcement Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Program Research Specialist
  • Investigative Research Specialist
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Intelligence Research Specialist
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Intelligence Group Supervisor
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Intelligence Agent
  • Intel Analyst
  • Director of Intelligence
  • Director Intelligence Analysis Programs
  • Detective and Intelligence Analyst
  • Criminal Research Specialist
  • Criminal Intelligence Specialist
  • Criminal Intelligence Analyst Supervisor
  • Criminal Intelligence Analyst
  • Crime Analyst
  • Counterintelligence Analyst
  • Counter Intelligence Agent
  • CIA Agent (Central Intelligence Agency Agent)
  • Chief Investigator

Preparation Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $103,810 with most people making between $73,370 and$145,050

Outlook

0.39% avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 12,700 people in California. It is projected that there will be 13,200 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 50 openings due to growth and about 300 replacement openings for approximately 350 total annual openings.

What They Do

  • Operate cameras, radios, or other surveillance equipment to intercept communications or document activities.
  • Prepare plans to intercept foreign communications transmissions.
  • Develop defense plans or tactics, using intelligence and other information.
  • Study communication code languages or foreign languages to translate intelligence.
  • Interview, interrogate, or interact with witnesses or crime suspects to collect
  • human intelligence.
  • Gather and evaluate information, using tools such as aerial photographs, radar equipment, or sensitive radio equipment.
  • Establish criminal profiles to aid in connecting criminal organizations with their members.
  • Predict future gang, organized crime, or terrorist activity, using analyses of intelligence data.
  • Design, use, or maintain databases and software applications, such as geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and artificial intelligence tools.
  • Study the assets of criminal suspects to determine the flow of money from or to targeted groups.

Interests

  • Investigative
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional

 Work Values

  • Achievement
  • Working Conditions
  • Recognition

 Things They Need to Know

  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Law and Government – Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Public Safety and Security – Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Communications and Media – Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Computers and Electronics – Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

 

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • 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.

  • Critical Thinking

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

  • Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • Writing

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

  • Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

  • Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Education & Training

Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation

A program focusing on the principles and techniques of conducting investigations into financial crime, terrorist activity, and the analysis and use of accounting data as evidence. Includes instruction in the principles of accounting, investigative auditing, computer investigations, accounting system documents and software, business corruption, criminal and terrorist financial networks, international money markets and movement, net worth analysis, financial fraud, exposing concealed assets, records seizure, fraud and money laundering statutes, fraud case initiation, case management, and case presentation.

Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis

A program focusing on the preparation of law enforcement personnel to perform intelligence and surveillance operations and to analyze and use data collected via such operations. Includes instruction in the intelligence cycle, information sources, data retrieval, digital investigation, financial investigations, document analysis, external sources, geographic information systems, link analysis, operation planning and security, case management, applicable law and regulations, and case preparation.

Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism

A program focusing on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media and to conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity. Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, web-based investigation methods, cyberterrorism, and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

Suspension and Debarment Investigation

A program focusing on the principles and techniques for investigating criminal behavior among government contractors and grantees at different levels. Includes instruction in financial fraud and money-laundering, auditing, computer investigations, legal concepts and applications, procurement law, non-procurement debarment, jurisdiction and lead agency, analytical methods, suspension, parallel proceedings, evidence protection, equitable considerations, investigative techniques, administrative and global solutions, case management and preparation.

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Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs

About the Job

Enforce law and order in rural or unincorporated districts or serve legal processes of courts. May patrol courthouse, guard court or grand jury, or escort defendants.

It is also Called

  • Under Sheriff
  • Supervising Deputy
  • Special Deputy Sheriff
  • Sheriffs Officer
  • Sheriff’s Detective
  • Sheriff’s Sergeant
  • Sheriff’s Officer
  • Sheriff’s Detective
  • Sheriff Officer
  • Sheriff Deputy

What They Do

  • Manage jail operations and tend to jail inmates.
  • Place people in protective custody.
  • Supervise law enforcement staff, such as jail staff, officers, and deputy sheriffs.
  • Locate and confiscate real or personal property, as directed by court order.
  • Transport or escort prisoners and defendants on route to courtrooms, prisons or jails, attorneys’ offices, or medical facilities.
  • Patrol and guard courthouses, grand jury rooms, or assigned areas to provide security, enforce laws, maintain order, and arrest violators.
  • Question individuals entering secured areas to determine their business, directing and rerouting individuals as necessary.
  • Serve statements of claims, subpoenas, summonses, jury summonses, orders to pay alimony, and other court orders.
  • Notify patrol units to take violators into custody or to provide needed assistance or medical aid.
  • Execute arrest warrants, locating and taking persons into custody.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Relationships and Support in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Public Safety and Security – Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Law and Government – Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • 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.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Negotiation – Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Preparation Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate’s degree.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $100,090 with most people making between $62,810 and $134,430

Outlook

0.73% avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 68,700 people in California. It is projected that there will be 73,700 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 500 openings due to growth and about 2,270 replacement openings for approximately 2,770 total annual openings.

Education & Training

Criminal Justice/Police Science

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

Protective Services Operations

A program focusing on the principles and techniques of providing physical security protection to clients in various environments and situations. Includes instruction in security intelligence and information resources, operations planning and surveying, operations security, weapons and explosives, defense and offense techniques, security and surveillance systems, communications systems, perimeter and access control, weapons of mass destruction, contingency planning, crowd control, cover and evacuation, combat and vehicle techniques, and applicable legal and administrative responsibilities.

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Additional Resources:

California Occupational Guide- A detailed guide to this occupation provided by the California Employment Development Department (EDD). http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/occguides/


Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

About the job

Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment at emergency response centers. Receive reports from the public of crimes, disturbances, fires, and medical or police emergencies. Relay information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel. May maintain contact with caller until responders arrive.

It is also Called

  • 911 Dispatcher
  • 911 Emergency Dispatcher
  • 911 Emergency Services Dispatcher
  • 911 Operator (Nine One One Operator)
  • 911 Telecommunicator
  • Alarm Operator
  • Ambulance Dispatcher
  • Call Person
  • Communications Officer
  • Communications Operator
  • Communications Specialist
  • Communications Supervisor
  • Dispatcher
  • Dispatch Manager
  • Emergency Communications Dispatcher
  • Emergency Communications Officer (ECO)
  • Emergency Communications Operator (ECO)
  • Emergency Dispatcher
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher
  • Emergency Operator
  • Emergency Telecommunications Dispatcher (ETD)
  • Emergency Vehicle Dispatcher
  • Fire Dispatcher
  • Fire Fighters Dispatchers
  • Forest Fire Fighters Dispatcher
  • Police and Fire Dispatcher
  • Police Communications Dispatcher
  • Police Communications Operator
  • Police Dispatcher
  • Police Radio Dispatcher
  • Protective Signal Operator
  • Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Public Safety Telecommunicator
  • Telecommunications Officer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Telecommunicator

Wages

The average annual wage in California as of May 2017 was $39,640 with the lowest 10 percent earning less than $25,920 and the highest 10 percent earning more than $62,680.

Outlook

During 2012, this occupation employed approximately 6,800 people in California. It is projected that there will be an 8 percent growth from 2016 to 2026. The stressful nature of the job results in many workers leaving this occupation.

This occupation will have about 70 openings due to growth and about 190 replacement openings for approximately 260 total annual openings.

Similar Occupations

  • Air Traffic Controllers – Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of aircraft to maintain safe distances between them.
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Interests

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Enterprising – Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

 

Work Values

  • 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 to co-workers, moral values, and social service.
  • Support – Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
  • 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.

What they do

  • Test and adjust communication and alarm systems, and report malfunctions to maintenance units.
  • Monitor alarm systems to detect emergencies such as fires and illegal entry into establishments.
  • Operate and maintain mobile dispatch vehicles and equipment.
  • Provide emergency medical instructions to callers.
  • Answer routine inquiries, and refer calls not requiring dispatches to appropriate departments and agencies.
  • Learn materials and pass required tests for certification
  • Maintain files of information relating to emergency calls such as personnel rosters, and emergency call-out and pager files.
  • Read and effectively interpret small-care maps and information from a computer screen to determine locations and provide directions.
  • Monitor various radio frequencies such as those used by public workers departments, school security, and civil defense to keep apprised of developing situations.
  • Maintain access to, and security of, highly sensitive materials.

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skills & abilities

Ability to multitask – Dispatchers must remain calm in order to simultaneously answer calls, collect vital information, coordinate responders, use mapping software and camera feeds, and assist callers.

Communication skills – Dispatchers work with law enforcement, emergency response teams, and civilians. They must be able to communicate the nature of an emergency effectively and coordinate the appropriate response.

Decision-making skills – When people call for help, dispatchers must be able to quickly determine the response dictated by procedures.

Empathy – Dispatchers must be willing and able to help callers who have a wide range of needs. They must be calm, polite, and sympathetic, while also collecting relevant information quickly.

Listening skills – Dispatchers must listen carefully to collect relevant details, even though some callers might have trouble speaking because of anxiety or stress.

Typing skills – Dispatchers type the details of calls into computers, and speed and accuracy is of the essence when responding to emergencies.

 

Training requirements vary by state. Training covers a wide variety of topics, such as local geography, agency protocols, and standard procedures. Dispatchers are also taught how to use specialized equipment, such as two-way radios and computer-aided dispatch software. Computer systems that dispatchers use consist of several monitors that display call information, maps and relevant criminal history and video, depending on the location of the incident. Dispatchers often receive specialized training to prepare for high-risk incidents, such as child abductions and suicidal callers.

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Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary

About the job

Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

It is also called

  • Adjunct instructor
  • Assistant professor
  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Professor
  • Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Sociology Professor
  • Criminal Justice Department Chair
  • Penology Professor
  • Justice Professor

Wages

In 2017, the annual average wage in California was $77,750 with the highest earners making around $176,290 and the lowest earners bringing in about $42,830.

Outlook

During 2016, this occupation employed approximately 17,300 people throughout the United States. It is projected that there will be 1,300 employed in California by 2024 which is an 18 percent increase from 2014. Overall, there will be 19,400 people employed in the United
States by 2026.

Work Values

Independence – Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Achievements – 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.

Working Conditions – Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety, and Working Conditions.

 

What they do

  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework, assignments, and handouts.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as criminal law, defensive policing, and investigation techniques.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Updating and using relevant knowledge
  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, peers, subordinates
  • Identify educational needs of others, developing, formal educational or training programs, or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

Education & Training

Law and Government

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

English Language

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Sociology and Anthropology

Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.

 

Skills & Abilities

Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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

Active learning – Understanding the implications of the new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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.

Instructing – Teaching others how to do something.

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

Oral expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

 

Common College Majors

  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Security and Loss Prevention Services
  • Juvenile Corrections
  • Criminalistics and Criminal Science
  • Corrections Administration
  • Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing
  • Law Enforcement Record-Keeping and Evidence Management
  • Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis
  • Critical Incident Response/ Special police Operations
  • Protective Services Operations
  • Suspension and Debarment Investigation
  • Maritime Law Enforcement

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Veterinarians

About the Job

Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.

it is Also called

  • Associate Veterinarian
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • Emergency Veterinarian
  • Equine Veterinarian
  • Mixed animal Vet
  • Small animal Vet
  • Staff Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Wages

In 2017, the average annual salary for a Veterinarian in California was $107,580 with the highest earner making $188,510 and the lowest earner making $65,400.

Outlook

By 2016 approximately 79,600 people were employed as Veterinarians in the United Sates and of those 7,500 were employed in California alone. The projected growth for this occupation by 2024 in California shows 8,900 people employed and by 2026 the United States projects a 19 percent growth of up to 94,600 Veterinarians.

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.

Independence – Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are: creativity, responsibility, and autonomy. Recognition – Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are achievement, authority, recognition, and social status.

Integrity – Job requires being honest and ethical.

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

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

Stress Tolerance – Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

Concern for Others – Job requires being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

What they do

  • Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of disease or injuries.
  • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
  • Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
  • Inoculate animals against various diseases, such as rabies or distemper.
  • Counsel clients about the deaths of their pets or about euthanasia decisions for their pets.

Education & training

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 preventative health-care measures.

Biology

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services is required. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

English Language

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

Mathematics

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

Skills & Abilities

  • Science – using scientific rules and methods to solve problems
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (include finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Near Vision – The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

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Common Majors

  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Veterinary Physiology
  • Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology
  • Veterinary Pathology and Pathiobiology
  • Veterinary Toxicology and Pharmacology
  • Large Animal/Food Animal and Equine Surgery and Medicine
  • Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine
  • Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Veterinary Anesthesiology Residency Program

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Landscape Architects

About the job

Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities such as airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.

it is Also Called

  • Environmental Designer
  • Director of Landscape Architecture and Planning
  • Golf Course Architect
  • Land Planner
  • Landscape Architect and Planner
  • Project Landscape Architect
  • Senior Landscape Architect
  • Sustainable Landscape Architects

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $83,830 with the highest earner making $121,470 and the lowest earner bringing in $51,140.

Outlook

In 2014, this occupation employed approximately 4,200 in California alone but by 2016 it had grown to 24,700 employees in the United States. Employment is projected to grow by a 5% to 9% factoring out to 4,500 employees in California by 2024 and 26,300 employees by 2026 in the United States.

Work Values

Independence – Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are creativity, responsibility, and autonomy.

Working Conditions – Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are activity, compensation, independence, security, variety, and working conditions.

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.

Attention to detail – Job requires being careful about detail thorough in completing work tasks.

Integrity – Job requires being honest and ethical.

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

Initiative – Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Innovation – Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

What they do

  • Confer with clients, engineering personnel, or architects on landscape projects.
  • Prepare site plans, specifications, or cost estimates for land development.
  • Analyze data on conditions such as site location, drainage, or structure location for environmental reports or landscaping plans.
  • Develop marketing materials, proposals, or presentation to generate new work opportunities.
  • Inspect landscape work to ensure compliance with specifications, evaluate quality of materials or work, or advise clients or construction personnel.
  • Discuss designs with clients
  • Create maps
  • Analyze physical, survey, or geographic data.
  • Perform marketing activities
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.

education & training

Design

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Building and Construction

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

English Language

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

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.

Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Skill & Abilities

  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Visualization – The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Written Comprehension – The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Category flexibility – The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

 

Common College Majors

  • Architecture
  • Environmental Design
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General

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Lawyers

About the job

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

it is Also Called

  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Assistant Counsel
  • General Counsel
  • Legal Arbitrator
  • Litigation Associate
  • Staff Attorney
  • Assistant Federal Public Defender
  • Partner
  • Barrister
  • Brief Writer
  • Bar Examiner
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Immigration Specialist
  • Legal Department Manager

Wages

In 2017, the average annual salary in California was $149,670 with the highest earner making $208,000 and the lowest making $73,380.

Outlook

During 2014, this occupation employed 91,900 in California alone and by 2016 employment had gone up to 792,500 people in the United States. It is projected to grow by 8 to 12 percent over the next years. By 2024 this occupation will employ 102,700 people in California and by 2026 approximately 857,500 people will be employed throughout the United States by this occupation.

Work Values

Recognition – Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are advancement, authority, recognition, and social status.

Achievement – Occupations that satisfy this work value are result oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are ability utilization and achievement.

Independence – Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are creativity, responsibility, and autonomy.

What they do

  • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting of defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.
  • Represent the interest of clients in legal proceedings

education and training

Law and Government

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

English Language

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

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. 

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. 

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 & Abilities

  • 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.
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

 

Common College Majors

  • Law
  • Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
  • Programs for Foreign Lawyers
  • American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
  • Canadian Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
  • Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law
  • Health Law
  • International Law and Legal Studies
  • International Business, Trade, and Tax Law
  • Tax Law/Taxation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

 

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Aerospace Engineers

About the Job

Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

Also Called

  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Aerodynamicist
  • Avionics Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Flight Control Engineer
  • Structural Analysis Engineer
  • Aircraft Designer
  • Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)
  • Flight Dynamicist
  • Supersonic Engineer
  • Pipe Stress Engineer
  • Thermodynamicist
  • Rocket Scientist
  • Propulsion Engineer

 

Wages

In 2017, average annual wage in California was $119,930 with the lowest earner making

$72,350 and the highest earner making $162,110.

 

Outlook

During 2014, this occupation employed 13,400 people in California and by 2016 the Unites States employed 69,600 people. This occupation is projected to grow by 6 to 7 percent. By 2024, approximately 14,300 people will be employed in California and by 2026 there will be 73,800 employed throughout the United States.

 

Work Values

Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. 

Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. 

Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

What they do

  • Formulate mathematical models or other methods of computer analysis to develop, evaluate, or modify design, according to customer engineering requirements.
  • Plan or conduct experimental, environmental, operational, or stress tests on models or prototypes of aircraft or aerospace systems or equipment. Green Task Statement
  • Formulate conceptual design of aeronautical or aerospace products or systems to meet customer requirements or conform to environmental regulations. Green Task Statement
  • Plan or coordinate activities concerned with investigating and resolving customers’ reports of technical problems with aircraft or aerospace vehicles.
  • Write technical reports or other documentation, such as handbooks or bulletins, for use by engineering staff, management, or customers.

 

education & training

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. 

Mathematics

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

Design

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. 

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. 

Computers and Electronics

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

Skills & Abilities

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • 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).
  • 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.

 

Common College Majors

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering:
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Software Developers, Systems Software

About the Job

Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

it is Also Called

  • Developer
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Publishing Systems Analyst
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Software Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Coordinator
  • Systems Engineer

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $124,190 with most people making between $75,860 and $186,920.

Outlook

During 2014, this occupation employed 82,500 people in California and by 2016 in the United States 425,500 were employed. It is projected that there will be 103,600 employed in California by 2024 which is a 26 percent growth in California alone and by 2026 the United States will have 472,100 people employed in this occupation.

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. 

Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. 

Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

 

What they do

  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware, or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance.
  • Develop or direct software system testing or validation procedures.
  • Direct software programming and development of documentation.
  • Consult with customers or other departments on project status, proposals, or technical issues, such as software system design or maintenance.
  • Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan installation of a new system or modification of an existing system.

education & training

Computers and Electronics

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

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. 

Mathematics

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

Telecommunications

Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. 

Design

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Skills & Abilities

  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Common College Majors

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Technology
  • Informatics
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer Software Technology/Technician

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Dentist, General

About the Job

Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.

It Is Also Called

  • Associate Dentist
  • Dental Surgery Doctor (DDS)
  • Dentist
  • Dentist/Owner
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Family Dentist
  • General Dentist
  • General Dentist/Owner
  • Pediatric Dentist

 

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $135,490 with most people making between $59,920 and $208,000.

Outlook

During 2014, this occupation employed 16,600 people in California and by 2016 approximately 132,800 people were employed in the United States. It is projected that there will be 19,100 employed by 2024 in California and by 2026 it will go up to 158,500 people in the United States. That is a projected growth of 15 to 19 percent.

Work Values

Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. 

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. 

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.

 

What they do

  • Use masks, gloves, and safety glasses to protect patients and self from infectious diseases.
  • Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, or other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments.
  • Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.
  • Use dental air turbines, hand instruments, dental appliances, or surgical implements.
  • Formulate plan of treatment for patient’s teeth and mouth tissue.

 

education & training

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. 

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. 

English Language

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

Biology

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. 

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.

Skills & Abilities

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

 

Common College Majors

  • Dentistry
  • Advanced General Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry/ Pedodontics
  • Dental Public Health Residency Program

https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1021.00


Sports Medicine Physician

About the Job

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.

it is Also Called

  • Athletic Team Physician
  • Director of Athletic Medicine
  • Head Team Physician
  • Director of Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine/Sports Medicine Specialist/Team Physician
  • Head Orthopedic Team Physician
  • Nonsurgical Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Physician Sports Medicine Physician
  • Team Physician

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $208,000 with most people making between $60,570 and $208,000+.

Outlook

During 2014, this occupation employed 23,800 in California and by 2016 throughout the United States there were 372,400 employed. The projected growth shows 28,600 people employed in California by 2024 and by 2026 there will be approximately 414,700 in this occupation all across the United States.

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. 

Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status. 

Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

What they do

  • Diagnose or treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Order and interpret the results of laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging procedures.
  • Advise against injured athletes returning to games or competition if resuming activity could lead to further injury.
  • Record athletes’ medical care information and maintain medical records.
  • Record athletes’ medical histories and perform physical examinations.

education & training

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. 

Biology

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. 

English Language

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

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. 

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.

Skills & Abilities

  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1069.11


Anesthesiologist

About the Job

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

it is Also Called

  • Anesthesia Associate
  • Anesthesia Director
  • Anesthesia Resident
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Attending Anesthesiologist
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Obstetrical Anesthesiologist
  • Physician Anesthesiologist
  • Staff Anesthesiologist
  • Staff Anesthetist

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $208,000 with most people making between $190,990 and $208,000+.

Outlook

During 2014, this occupation had employed 2,700 in California and by 2016 it had progressed to 33,000 employed throughout the United States. It is projected to grow by 26 percent with 3,400 employed in California by 2024 and 38,100 employed in the United States by 2026.

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. 

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. 

Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

What they Do

  • Monitor patient before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications.
  • Record type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure.
  • Provide and maintain life support and airway management and help prepare patients for emergency surgery.
  • Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods.
  • Examine patient, obtain medical history, and use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures.

education & training

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. 

Biology

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. 

English Language

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

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. 

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.

Skills & Abilities

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1061.00


Pharmacists

About the Job

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $143,190 with most people making between $103,180 and $159,410.

Outlook

During 2014, this occupation employed 29,100 in California and by 2016 the United States had reached 312,500 employees. It is projected to grow to 31,300 employees by 2024 in California and 329,900 employees throughout the United States by 2026. That is an 8 percent growth.

Work Values

Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status. 

Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. 

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.

What they do

  • Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.
  • Provide information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and proper medication storage.
  • Maintain records, such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories, control records for radioactive nuclei, or registries of poisons, narcotics, or controlled drugs.
  • Plan, implement, or maintain procedures for mixing, packaging, or labeling pharmaceuticals, according to policy and legal requirements, to ensure quality, security, and proper disposal.
  • Assess the identity, strength, or purity of medications.

education & training

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. 

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. 

Mathematics

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

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. 

Biology

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

 

Skills & Abilities

  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • 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.

Singers

About the Job

Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.

it is Also Called

  • Choir Member
  • Entertainer
  • Gospel Singer
  • Opera Singer
  • Singer Songwriter
  • Singing Messenger
  • Singing Telegram Performer
  • Tenor
  • Vocalist

Wages

In 2017, the average hourly wage was $30.73 with people making between $11.81 and $72.82.

Outlook

During 2014, this occupation employed 16,300 in California and by 2016 throughout the United States there were 172,400 employed. It is projected to have 17,100 people employed in California by 2024 and 182,800 by 2026 all around the United States.

Work Values

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. 

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. 

Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

What they Do

  • Memorize musical selections and routines, or sing following printed text, musical notation, or customer instructions.
  • Sing as a soloist or as a member of a vocal group.
  • Perform before live audiences, or in television, radio, or movie productions.
  • Interpret or modify music, applying knowledge of harmony, melody, rhythm, and voice production to individualize presentations and maintain audience interest.
  • Practice singing exercises and study with vocal coaches to develop voice and skills and to rehearse for upcoming roles.

education & training

English Language

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

Fine Arts

Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture. 

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. 

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.

Skills & Abilities

  • 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-2042.01

 


Computer and Information Research Scientist

About the Job

Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

it is Also Called

  • Computer Scientist
  • Control System Computer Scientist
  • Scientific Programmer Analyst

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $123,130 with most people making between $64,910 and $194,720.

Outlook

During 2014, this occupation employed 5,400 people in California and 27,900 people throughout the United States. It is projected to grow to 6,700 people by 2024 in California and 33,200 people in the United States by 2026. That is a growth of 19 to 24 percent.

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.
  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

 

What they Do

  • Analyze problems to develop solutions involving computer hardware and software.
  • Assign or schedule tasks to meet work priorities and goals.
  • Evaluate project plans and proposals to assess feasibility issues.
  • Apply theoretical expertise and innovation to create or apply new technology, such as adapting principles for applying computers to new uses.
  • Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to determine computing needs and system requirements.

education & Training

Computers and Electronics

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

Mathematics

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

English Language

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

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. 

Telecommunications

Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

 

 

Skills & Abilities

  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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