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Job Requirements 


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



Education:
Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree). 



Training:
Employees may need some onthejob training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, workrelated experience, and/or training. 





Top 5 Skills 

Top 5 Abilities 


Mathematics —
Using mathematics to solve problems. 

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. 

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. 

Active Learning —
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problemsolving and decisionmaking. 








Mathematical Reasoning —
The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. 

Number Facility —
The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. 

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

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

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). 







Knowledge 



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



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



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

























Interesting Fact 



The average work commute in the U.S. is 25.5 minutes each way. 








