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Career Outlook Interview

The Career Outlook Project is an online collection of online interviews with professionals in a variety of career fields. The interview asks you about your career field, the education and training you had to get started in the field, and skills needed for success. This online questionnaire that can be completed in about 5-10 minutes. Anyone is welcome to contribute a profile.

Job Title / Job Description
Job Title:

Brief Job Description. What do you do? What do you like best about this work?

What are some related career opportunities or job titles in your career area that people who are interested in this type of work should know about?

What new technology do you think will be important in this industry in the next 10 or 20 years?

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?


Skills Profile
What skills are most important for this type of job? Which skills are least important? Rate the following list of skills on a scale of 5 (most important) to 1 (not important).
Skill Area
Not Important (1) Less Important (2) Somewhat Important (3) Very Important (4) Most Important (5) Comments
Artistic 1 2 3 4 5
Athletic/Physical 1 2 3 4 5
Bilingual 1 2 3 4 5
Computer Technology 1 2 3 4 5
Coordination/Using hands, tools, equipment 1 2 3 4 5
Creative Thinking 1 2 3 4 5
Interpersonal 1 2 3 4 5
Investigative/Fact finding 1 2 3 4 5
Leadership and Supervising 1 2 3 4 5
Logical Thinking 1 2 3 4 5
Math 1 2 3 4 5
Mechanical Understanding 1 2 3 4 5
Sales and Negotiation 1 2 3 4 5
Scientific and Experimental 1 2 3 4 5
Social service/Helping skills 1 2 3 4 5
Teaching/Instructing 1 2 3 4 5
Verbal Communication 1 2 3 4 5
Understanding nature, plants, animals 1 2 3 4 5
Understanding yourself 1 2 3 4 5
Writing 1 2 3 4 5
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