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Natural Sciences Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Hire, supervise, or evaluate engineers, technicians, researchers, or other staff.
    • Design or coordinate successive phases of problem analysis, solution proposals, or testing.
    • Plan or direct research, development, or production activities.
    • Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, or operational reports.
    • Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, or others to plan or review projects or to provide technical assistance.
    • Develop client relationships and communicate with clients to explain proposals, present research findings, establish specifications, or discuss project status.
    • Determine scientific or technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management and make detailed plans to accomplish these goals.
    • Prepare project proposals.
    • Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for the architectural, scientific, or technical work performed to ensure regulatory compliance or operations enhancement.
    • Recruit personnel or oversee the development or maintenance of staff competence.
    • Prepare and administer budgets, approve and review expenditures, and prepare financial reports.
    • Develop innovative technology or train staff for its implementation.
    • Make presentations at professional meetings to further knowledge in the field.
    • Advise or assist in obtaining patents or meeting other legal requirements.

    Skills

    • 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.

    • Critical Thinking

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

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    6
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • 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).

    Knowledge

    • 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.

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 120120/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 57.75/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,010
    • Yearly Projected Openings 100

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Persistence
    • Cooperation
    • Initiative

    Tools

    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Liquid crystal display projector
    • High capacity removable media drives
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Spreadsheet software
    • Project management software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Analytical or scientific software

    Tags

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    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.

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