Natural Sciences Managers


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Also called: Environmental Program Manager, Natural Science Manager, Senior Investigator, Water Team Leader

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • management
  • customer service
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • biology
    Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: 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

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Visio
    Spreadsheet software
  • IBM Lotus 1-2-3
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    doctoral degree
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