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Natural Sciences Managers

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

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Plan or direct research, development, or production activities.
    • Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, or operational reports.
    • Determine scientific or technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management and make detailed plans to accomplish these goals.
    • Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for the architectural, scientific, or technical work performed to ensure regulatory compliance or operations enhancement.
    • Design or coordinate successive phases of problem analysis, solution proposals, or testing.
    • Hire, supervise, or evaluate engineers, technicians, researchers, or other staff.
    • Recruit personnel or oversee the development or maintenance of staff competence.
    • Prepare project proposals.
    • Provide for stewardship of plant or animal resources or habitats, studying land use, monitoring animal populations, or providing shelter, resources, or medical treatment for animals.
    • Conduct own research in field of expertise.
    • Prepare and administer budgets, approve and review expenditures, and prepare financial reports.
    • Make presentations at professional meetings to further knowledge in the field.
    • Develop innovative technology or train staff for its implementation.
    • Advise or assist in obtaining patents or meeting other legal requirements.
    Skills
    • Writing

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

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    6
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • 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).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge
    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • 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.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $120,720/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $58.04/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 1,140
    • Yearly Projected Openings 110
    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
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Independence
    • Initiative
    Tools
    • Plotter printers
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • 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
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.