Salary LevelMuch Above Average
|Title||Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed|
|Experience||A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.|
|Education||Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.|
|Examples||Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and special agents.|
|SVP Range||(7.0 to 8.0)|
- Majority (52.38) percent of respondents had : Bachelor's Degree
- Some (38.1) percent of respondents had :Master's Degree
- Some (4.76) percent of respondents had :Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
Interest Code : IRA
- Investigative-Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
- 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.
- Artistic-Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
- 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).
- Oral Comprehension-The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Written Expression-The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
- Analytical Thinking-Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
- Attention to Detail-Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
- Dependability-Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- Integrity-Job requires being honest and ethical.
- Innovation-Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
- Achievement/Effort-Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
Top 3 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Writing-Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- 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.
- Mathematics-Using mathematics to solve problems.
- 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.
- 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.
- Design-Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- English Language-Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Analyze system performance or operational requirements.
- Develop optical or imaging systems, such as optical imaging products, optical components, image processes, signal process technologies, or optical systems.
- Develop or test photonic prototypes or models.
- Design, integrate, or test photonics systems or components.
- Assist in the transition of photonic prototypes to production.
- Read current literature, talk with colleagues, continue education, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in the field.
- Write reports or proposals related to photonics research or development projects.
- Conduct testing to determine functionality or optimization or to establish limits of photonics systems or components.
- Determine applications of photonics appropriate to meet product objectives or features.
- Conduct research on new photonics technologies.
- Interacting With Computers-Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems-Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
- Getting Information-Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
- Analyzing Data or Information-Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
- Processing Information-Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
- Thinking Creatively-Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
- Electronic Mail-Mostly you use electronic mail in this job
- Indoors, Environmentally Controlled-Mostly this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions
- Face-to-Face Discussions-Mostly you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
- Telephone-Mostly you have telephone conversations in this job
- Structured versus Unstructured Work-Job is structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals
- Freedom to Make Decisions-The job offers decision making freedom without supervision
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate-Required to be very exact or highly accurate in performing this job
- Work With Work Group or Team-Important to work with others in a group or team in this job
- Analytical or scientific software e.g. Adept Scientific GRAMS
- Computer aided design CAD software e.g. Apollo Photonics APSS
- Analytical or scientific software e.g. BPM_CAD
- Development environment software e.g. C
- Object or component oriented development software e.g. C#
- Computer aided design CAD software e.g. Dassault Systemes CATIA
- Analytical or scientific software e.g. Mathsoft Mathcad
- Development environment software e.g. Microsoft .NET Framework
- Spreadsheet software e.g. Microsoft Excel
- Office suite software e.g. Microsoft Office
- Lasers e.g.Argon-ion lasers
- Scanning probe microscopes e.g.Atomic force microscopes AFM
- Interferometers e.g.Autocorrelators
- Bench refractometers or polarimeters e.g.Bench refractometers
- HEPA filtered enclosures e.g.Biosafety cabinets
- Fume hoods or cupboards e.g.Chemical hoods
- Tumblers or polishers e.g.Chemical mechanical polishing CMP systems
- Scanning light or spinning disk or laser scanning microscopes e.g.Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering CARS microscopes
- Fluorescent microscopes e.g.Confocal fluorescence microscopes
- Semiconductor process systems e.g.Contact lithography systems