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.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include real estate brokers, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.
Salary at 10th Percentile: $70K
Salary at 25th Percentile: $95K
Median Salary: $134K
Salary at 75th Percentile: $186K
Salary at 90th Percentile: $208K
Examine, evaluate, or process loan applications.
Approve, reject, or coordinate the approval or rejection of lines of credit or commercial, real estate, or personal loans.
Establish and maintain relationships with individual or business customers or provide assistance with problems these customers may encounter.
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of workers in branches, offices, or departments of establishments, such as branch banks, brokerage firms, risk and insurance departments, or credit departments.
Oversee the flow of cash or financial instruments.
Prepare financial or regulatory reports required by laws, regulations, or boards of directors.
Develop or analyze information to assess the current or future financial status of firms.
Communicate with stockholders or other investors to provide information or to raise capital.
Recruit staff members.
Evaluate financial reporting systems, accounting or collection procedures, or investment activities and make recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, or other financial control functions.
Prepare operational or risk reports for management analysis.
Analyze and classify risks and investments to determine their potential impacts on companies.
Network within communities to find and attract new business.
Review collection reports to determine the status of collections and the amounts of outstanding balances.
Evaluate data pertaining to costs to plan budgets.
Oversee training programs.
Establish procedures for custody or control of assets, records, loan collateral, or securities to ensure safekeeping.
Plan, direct, and coordinate risk and insurance programs of establishments to control risks and losses.
Direct insurance negotiations, select insurance brokers or carriers, and place insurance.
Review reports of securities transactions or price lists to analyze market conditions.
Submit delinquent accounts to attorneys or outside agencies for collection.
Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
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.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
Establish interpersonal business relationships to facilitate work activities.
Direct financial operations.
Prepare operational progress or status reports.
Analyze financial records to improve budgeting or planning.
Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
Monitor flow of cash or other resources.
Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
Prepare reports related to compliance matters.
Maintain regulatory or compliance documentation.
Analyze forecasting data to improve business decisions.
Communicate organizational information to customers or other stakeholders.
Analyze financial records to improve efficiency.
Recommend organizational process or policy changes.
Analyze risks to minimize losses or damages.
Analyze financial records or reports to determine state of operations.
Determine pricing or monetary policies.
Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services.
Coordinate operational activities with external stakeholders.
Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
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 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 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.
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
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.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.