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Whyareworkskillsimportanttome?
YourWorkSkillsInventoryPersonalReportincludesadditionalinformation.Whileitincludesallofthe
resultsyouhaveseenbefore,italsoincludesvaluableinformationtohelpyouuseyourresults.
Youprobablyknowthattheworldofworkcontainshundredsofoccupations.Butperhapsyoudidn't
knowthateachoccupationrequirescertainskills.Theseworkskillsarespecificabilitiesthatworkers
needtodotheirjobs.
Someworkskillsareuniquetospecificoccupations.Forexample,medicaldoctorsneedtoknow
detailedinformationabouthowthebodyworks.Theyalsoneedtoknowhowtousespecialmedical
equipmenttotreattheirpatients,forexample,adoctormustknowhowtouseastethoscope.
Otherworkskillsareusedinmanyoccupations.Forexample,workersinmostoccupationsneedtobe
abletoreadandwrite,useacomputer,andworkwellwithotherpeople.However,occupationsdifferin
theleveloftheskillrequired.Forexample,amedicaldoctorneedstouseacomputertoenterpatient
dataandtotypeinnotesonpatients'visitsincontrast,acomputerprogrammermustknowvarious
programminglanguagestocausethecomputertoperformcomplextasks.
Itisimportantforyoutoidentifyyourworkskillsfortworeasons.First,whenyouidentifyyourwork
skills,youcanmatchthemtotheskillsneededinawiderangeofoccupations.Second,scientistswho
studycareerdevelopmenthavelearnedthatpeoplearehappiestatworkwhenboththeyandtheir
supervisorsvaluetheirskills.
Forexample,let'ssaythatyouenjoyandareveryskilledingraphicdesign.Youhaveajobinwhichyou
useyourskillstodesignadvertisements.Becauseyouenjoygraphicdesignandaregoodatdoingit,
youaremorelikelytoenjoyyourwork.Furthermore,yoursupervisorismorelikelytobehappywith
you.
Nowlet'sincreaseyourjobresponsibilities.Inadditiontodesigningadvertisements,yoursupervisorhas
askedyoutosellproducts.Thisisaproblemforyou,becauseyoudonotfeelskilledatsales.Ifyou
continuetoexcelatgraphicdesignbutdonotsellanything,yoursupervisorprobablywillbeless
satisfiedwithyourwork.
Atthispoint,youcoulddecidetofindanewjobthatusesonlyyourskillsingraphicdesign.Theother
optionwouldbetostayatyourcurrentjobandimproveyoursalesskills.

Whyareselfmanagementskillsimportant?
Yourselfmanagementskillswerenotusedtocompareyourskilllevelstotheskillsrequiredby
occupations.Alloccupationsrequiregoodselfmanagementskills.Ifyourconfidenceinyourself
managementskills,showninthegraphbelow,islowerthanyourconfidenceinmostotherskillareas,
youmaywishtotalkaboutyourconfidenceintheseskillswithatrustedfriendormentor.Attheendof
thisreport,youcanlookatyourresponsestoeachoftheitemsthatmakeupthisscale.Theitemsyou
werenotconfidentaboutcanleadyoutosomeinsightsthatmaybehelpful.

Howweremyresultscreated?
IntheWorkSkillsInventory,youidentifiedhowconfidentyoufeltinyourabilitytoperform44different
workskills.TocreateyourWorkSkillsReport,the44workskillshavebeengroupedintosixskillareas.

WorkSkillArea

Description

Interpersonal

worktogethertoreachcommongoals
introducenewideasandinformationandstateyour
opinionsonthem
respondeffectivelytotheneedsofothers

Leadershipand
Communication

stateyouropinionswithconfidence
describethingsinwaysthatotherscanunderstand
persuadeothers

InformationandData
Management

searchtheInternet
manageinformationandbusinessrecords
combinedatafromseveralsourcesintoacompletereport

Mechanical

fitpartstogethertoformacompleteproduct
repairandreplacepartstogetequipmentoradevice
workingagain
operatemachinery

MathematicalandFinancial

solveproblemsusingmathematics

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keeptrackofmoneyandfinancialrecords

ProductDevelopment

developanideaintoaproduct
engageingraphicdesigntocreateartandnewobjects

SelfManagement

takeresponsibilityforyouractionsandlearning
workhardtocompleteyourtasksefficientlyandontime
havestaminatocompletetasksthataredifficultforyou

MyWorkSkillsProfile
68

Interpersonal

40

Leadership/
Communication

26

Information/Data
Management

55

Mechanical

34

Mathematical/
Finance

19

Product
Development

53

SelfManagement

Not
Confident

Extremely
Confident

KeytoUnderstandingtheGraph:
Yourlevelsofconfidenceintheseareas

ExploreOccupationalClusters
Careerclustersaregroupsofoccupationswithinthesameindustrythatshareknowledge,skills,and
workenvironments.Theyhelpyoumaintainabroadviewontheworldofwork.
Thesecareerclustersarethosewiththehighestpercentageofyouroccupationsthatrelatetoyour
skills.Thus,theseclustersandthematchingoccupationsarelikelytobeofgreatestinteresttoyou.

BestMatchingCareerClustersandPathways:
The3CareerClustersandPathwaysshownbelowhavethehighestpercentageofoccupations
thatmatchyourskills.

HealthScience
ThisHealthScienceCareerClusterorientsstudentstocareersthatpromotehealth,wellness,and
diagnosisaswellastreatinjuriesanddiseases.Someofthecareersinvolveworkingdirectlywith
people,whileothersinvolveresearchintodiseasesorcollectingandformattingdataandinformation.
Worklocationsarevariedandmaybeinhospitals,medicalordentalofficesorlaboratories,cruise
ships,medivacunits,sportsarenas,spacecenters,orwithinthecommunity.

TherapeuticServicesPathway
CareersintheTherapeuticServicespathwayarefocusedprimarilyonchangingthehealth
statusofthepatientovertime.Healthprofessionalsinthispathwayworkdirectlywithpatients
theymayprovidecare,treatment,counselingandhealtheducationinformation.
EmergencyMedicalTechnicians
Hemotherapists
Optometrists

DiagnosticServicesPathway
CareersintheDiagnosticServicespathwayusetestsandevaluationsthataidinthedetection,
diagnosisandtreatmentofdiseases,injuriesorotherphysicalconditions.
Cytotechnologists
Histotechnologists

Transportation,DistributionandLogistics
TheTransportation,DistributionandLogisticsCareerClusterexposesstudentstocareersand
businessesinvolvedintheplanning,management,andmovementofpeople,materials,andproductsby
road,air,railandwater.Italsoincludesrelatedprofessionalandtechnicalsupportservicessuchas
infrastructureplanningandmanagement,logisticservices,andthemaintenanceofmobileequipment
andfacilities.

TransportationOperationsPathway
CareersintheTransportationOperationspathwayarereallyonthemove!Thesearethepeople
thatdriveorpilotthevehiclesthattransportpeopleandfreight.Equallyimportanttothis
pathwayarethesupportpeoplewhoensurethatanycargotransportissafe,secure,andon
time.
BridgeandLockTenders

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BusDrivers

FacilityandMobileEquipmentMaintenancePathway
CareersintheFacilityandMobileEquipmentMaintenancepathwayincludethemaintenance,
repair,andservicingofvehiclesandtransportationfacilities,aswellastherefuelingofmobile
equipment.Alltransportationreliesonequipmentwhichmustfunctionasdesigned,whenever
needed.Thepeopleinthispathwaykeeptheequipmentandmachineryrunningwhilelooking
formoreefficient,safe,andcosteffectivewaystodoso.
ServiceStationAttendants

TransportationSystems/InfrastructurePlanning,ManagementandRegulationPathway
CareersintheTransportationSystems/InfrastructurePlanning,ManagementandRegulation
pathwaydealwithallaspectsofthedesignandoperationofourpublictransportationsystems
road,air,seaandrail.Thesefunctionsareprimarilytheresponsibilityofpeoplewhoare
employedbyfederal,stateandlocaltransportationagencies.Manybusinessesworktoassist
theseagenciesintheirefforts.
SwitchTenders

Law,PublicSafety,CorrectionsandSecurity
TheLaw,PublicSafety,CorrectionsandSecurityCareerClusterhelpspreparestudentsforcareersin
planning,managing,andprovidinglegal,publicsafety,protectiveservicesandhomelandsecurity,
includingprofessionalandtechnicalsupportservices.

CorrectionServicesPathway
WorkersintheCorrectionServicespathwayareresponsibleforoverseeingindividualswhohave
beenarrestedandareawaitingtrialorwhohavebeenconvictedofacrimeandsentencedto
servetimeinajail,reformatory,orpenitentiary.Whiletheprimarymissionofcorrectionsis
protectionofthepublic,manyinthisfieldareinvolvedwiththetreatment,educationand
reintegrationofoffenders.
CorrectionalOfficers

EmergencyandFireManagementServicesPathway
Everyyear,firesandotheremergenciestakethousandsoflivesanddestroypropertyworth
billionsofdollars.Firefightersandemergencyservicesworkershelpprotectthepublicagainst
thesedangersbyrapidlyrespondingtoavarietyofemergencies.Theyarefrequentlythefirst
emergencypersonnelatthesceneofatrafficaccidentormedicalemergencyandmaybe
calledupontoputoutafire,treatinjuriesorperformothervitalfunctions.
EmergencyMedicalTechnicians

LawEnforcementServicesPathway
Peopledependonpoliceofficersanddetectivestoprotecttheirlivesandproperty.Law
enforcementofficershavedutiesthatrangefromcontrollingtraffictopreventingandinvestigating
crimes.Theymaintainorderenforcelawsandordinancesissuetrafficsummonsesinvestigate
accidentspresentevidenceincourtservelegaldocumentsforthecourtsystemand
apprehend,arrestandprocessprisoners.
StatePatrolOfficers

SoWhatDoIDoNow?
ThepurposeoftheWorkSkillsInventoryistoprovideyouwithanotherwaytoexploreyourcareer
options.Careerexplorationmeansthatyouidentifyyourinterestsandskills,andthenlearnaboutthe
rangeofoccupationsthatmayfityourinterestsandskills.
Rememberthatinschool,athome,andthroughyourextracurricularactivities,youarealways
developingyourskills.
Scientistswhostudycareerdevelopmenthavefoundthatwhenapersonfeelsconfidentinusingasetof
skills,heorsheismorelikelytopursuecareersthatusethoseskills.Thisisimportantbecausepeople
learnconfidencewhentheysuccessfullypracticetheskills.Thentheywatchothersperformtheskills
andareencouragedtolearntheskills.Thismakesiteasytomanageanystresswhenperformingthe
skills.So,continuetochooselearningopportunitiesthatwillhelpyoutodevelopyourskillswhileinthe
careofteacherswhowillchallenge,support,andguideyouinyourjourneyintotheworldofwork.
HereareyourresponsestotheWorkSkillsInventory,groupedbyScale:

ScalesandItems

Response

InterpersonalSkills
Solveproblemsthroughagreementsthatwillbenefiteveryoneinvolved.
Respondtotheneedsofothers.

Confident
Veryconfident

"Introducepeopletonewideas,information,orwaysofdoingthings."

Confident

Worktogethertoreachacommongoal.

Veryconfident

Careforpeoplewithinjuriesorillnesses.

Veryconfident

Makesuggestionstohelpotherssolvetheirproblems.

Veryconfident

Stateone'sopinionsandideaswithconfidence.

Veryconfident

Leadership/CommunicationSkills
Introduceandpromotenewideas.

Notconfident

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Convinceothersofthebenefitsofyourideas.

Confident

Composeclearandmeaningfulsentences.

Somewhatconfident

Describesomethingsothatpeoplecanunderstandit.

Somewhatconfident

Understandandrespondtoinformationthatispresented.

Confident

Presentinformationtoagroupofpeople.

Extremelyconfident

"Act,sing,dance,orplayamusicalinstrumentbeforeagroupof

people."

Somewhatconfident

Information/DataManagementSkills
Searchforinformationontheinternetorinthelibrary.

Notconfident

Manageinformationtomaintainbusinessrecordsordocuments.
Combinedatafromseveralsourcestocreateamorecompletereport.

Confident
Somewhatconfident

MechanicalSkills
Putpartstogethertomakeacompleteproduct.

Confident

Repairaproductbyadjustingand/orreplacingparts.

Confident

"Keepequipment,devices,orsystemsinproperworkingorder."

Veryconfident

Operatemachinesorotherdevices.

Confident

Participateinanactivitythatrequiresliftingand/orcarryingheavy
objects.

Confident

Mathematical/FinancialSkills
"Solveproblemsbyuseofarithmetic(adding,dividing,etc.)."

Notconfident

Usemathreasoningtosolveproblems.

Confident

Usingadditionandsubtractioncheckfinancialrecordsforerrors.

Confident

ProductDevelopmentSkills
Developanideaintoauniqueproductorartisticpresentation.

Somewhatconfident

Createproductsusingthenewestvisualtechnologies.

Notconfident

Seetheneedforanewproductbyobservingpeopleandevents.

Somewhatconfident

Planhowtomakeanewproduct.

Somewhatconfident

SelfManagementSkills
Takeresponsibilityforone'sactionsandtheireffectonothers.
Dowhatyouneedtodoanddoitontime.

Confident
Somewhatconfident

Performtaskswithoutwastingtimeorenergy.

Notconfident

Performavarietyoftasksthatrequireseveraldifferentskills.

Somewhatconfident

Workhardertocompletedifficulttasks.

Extremelyconfident

Participateinactivitiesthatareexcitingoradventurous.

Extremelyconfident

Usephysicalormentaleffortuntilataskiscompleted.

Veryconfident

Takeresponsibilityforone'sownlearning.

Confident

"Balanceschoolwork,friendships,andfamilyresponsibilities."

Confident

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