Sample 1 - State of California

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Natural Sciences Managers
(SOC Code : 11-9121)
in California

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields. Exclude "Engineering Managers" (11-9041) and "Computer and Information Systems Managers" (11-3021).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Work experience, plus bachelor's or higher degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$79.11$53.26$71.32$0.00

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20208,80010,3001,50017.0680

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,17041.5%
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 3729.7%
Colleges and Universities 2,3177.9%
Architectural and Engineering Services 22,8767.0%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 30,0546.7%
Other Professional & Technical Services 24,3043.3%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,0941.8%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Acoustics
Algebra and Number Theory
Analytical Chemistry
Anatomy
Animal Genetics

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.
Design or coordinate successive phases of problem analysis, solution proposals, or testing.
Prepare project proposals.
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.
Hire, supervise, or evaluate engineers, technicians, researchers, or other staff.
Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for the architectural, scientific, or technical work performed to ensure regulatory compliance or operations enhancement.
Develop innovative technology or train staff for its implementation.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - 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.
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.

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Alternate Titles
Agricultural Research Directors; Biology Project Managers; Environmental Managers; Laboratory Managers; Natural Resources Managers; Research and Development Directors; Research Science Managers; and Resource Agency Managers
 
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