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Careers in Science - Science Learning Community- Spring 2006

The following are reports on a variety of careers submitted by members of the 2005-06 Science Learning Community.

 

 

Name 

Victoria Cunningham

Career Being Investigated 

Chemist

Typical Starting Salary 

30,000

Average Salary 

54,960 annual

Required Education or Credentials 

Overall Experience A minimum of two to four years 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
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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.
Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Problem Sensitivity — 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.
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

Employment (2002) 84,000 employees
Projected growth (2002-2012) Average (10-20%)
Projected need (2002-2012) 38,000 additional employees

Associations or Professional Organizations 

ACS- American Chemical Society

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Other Information of Interest 

Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or live jackets?
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — How do the decisions an employee makes impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company?

Resources Consulted 

www.bls.gov/oco/
online.onetcenter.org

 
Name 

Jasmine

Career Being Investigated 

early childhood educator

Typical Starting Salary 

31,704

Average Salary 

41,400

Required Education or Credentials 

bachelor’s degree

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

Teachers must be organized, dependable, patient, and creative. Teachers also must be able to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other teachers, support staff, parents, and members of the community.All 50 States and the District of Columbia require public school teachers to be licensed.

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

Job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years will vary from good to excellent, depending on the locality, grade level, and subject taught. Most job openings will result from the need to replace the large number of teachers who are expected to retire over the 2004-14 period.

Associations or Professional Organizations 

teachers—postsecondary; counselors; teacher assistants; education administrators; librarians; childcare workers; public relations specialists; social workers; and athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers.

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

Teachers act as facilitators or coaches, using interactive discussions and “hands-on” approaches to help students learn and apply concepts in subjects such as science, mathematics, or English. They utilize “props” or “manipulatives” to help children understand abstract concepts, solve problems, and develop critical thought processes.

Other Information of Interest 

Preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and secondary school teachers, except special education, held about 3.8 million jobs in 2004. Of the teachers in those jobs, about 1.5 million are elementary school teachers, 1.1 million are secondary school teachers, 628,000 are middle school teachers, 431,000 are preschool teachers, and 171,000 are kindergarten teachers.

Resources Consulted 

http://www.recruitingteachers.org
http://www.ncate.org

 
Name 

Kristen Duncan

Career Being Investigated 

Animal Training

Typical Starting Salary 

$10.60

Average Salary 

$22,870

Required Education or Credentials 

High school diploma or GED, Bachelor's degree is recommended, certification is not mandatory, job-related experience

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

Instructing, speaking, monitoring, active learning, persuasion, critical thinking, coordination, decision making, patience, and complex problem solving

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

Good job opportunities are expected for most positions because many workers leave this occupation each year. Employment growth of personal and group animal trainers will stem from an increased number of animal owners seeking training services for their pets, including behavior modification and feline behavior training. Job openings as shelter workers will continue to be driven by high turnover as the job is extremely demanding and stressful.

Associations or Professional Organizations 

AZA-American Zoo and Aquarium Association, IMATA-Internation Marine Animal Trainers' Association, AAZK-American Association of Zookeepers

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact; and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.

Other Information of Interest 

some of the work may be unpleasant, physically and emotionally demanding, and sometimes dangerous. Most animal care and service workers have to clean animal cages and lift, hold, or restrain animals, risking exposure to bites or scratches. Their work often involves kneeling, crawling, repeated bending, and lifting heavy supplies like bales of hay or bags of feed. Animal caretakers must take precautions when treating animals with germicides or insecticides. The work setting can be noisy. Caretakers of show and sports animals travel to competitions.
Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

Resources Consulted 

Occupation Information Network, Occupation Outlook Handbook

 
Name 

Ashley Downey

Career Being Investigated 

Psychiatrist

Typical Starting Salary 

between 80,000 and 100,000

Average Salary 

145,600

Required Education or Credentials 

A professional degree in medicine

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

active listening, critical thinking, active learning, social perspectives, complex problem solving

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

19% increase from 2002 to now, and there is a total of 696,500 jobs taken, and 19,140 jobs available.

Associations or Professional Organizations 

Psychiatric Aides, physical therapist, and registerd nurse.

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

administer medications or treatments
analyze medical data
analyze patient activity
apply drug information to patient treatment
calculate medical dosages
collect clinical data
communicate technical information
conduct patient assessments
document medical prognosis
explain uses or effects of drugs
follow confidentiality procedures
follow dental or medical office procedures
follow institutional care procedures
follow patient care procedures
identify body response variations

Other Information of Interest 

Hot Topic:Diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind

Working Conditions: In a lab, ofice, or hospital.

Resources Consulted 

http://online.onetcenter.org

www.collegeboard.com

http://www.aacap.org/about/psych.htm

 
Name 

Kristen Prowant

Career Being Investigated 

Neo Natal Nurse Practitioner

Typical Starting Salary 

$60,000 approximately, but can vary depending on where they work at

Average Salary 

$134,700

Required Education or Credentials 

A professional Degree, generally already with a nursing degree.

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

A nurse practitioner needs the following skills Medicine and Dentistry, Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. Biology, English Language, Therapy and Counseling, and Administration and Management.

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

There is a 15% increase in job openings in the state of Ohio. In 2012, the number of nurses that will be needed are 32,910.

Associations or Professional Organizations 

Some related careers are physician assistants, registered nurses, surgeons, and veterinarians.

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

Many neo-natal nurse practitioners are on their feet all day that they work. Most of them work at hospitals, however, some of them work at a general physician's office.

Resources Consulted 

http://www.acinet.org/acinet/occ_rep.asp?Op2=yes&Op3=yes&showintro=no&soccode=291062&stfips=39&search=Go#top

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm

 
Name 

Gerald Adkins

Career Being Investigated 

Film producer/director

Typical Starting Salary 

between $25,000-40,000

Average Salary 

Median salary of $52,840

Required Education or Credentials 

film directors need to be educated well. a 4-year degree is acceptable but most sucessfull film-makers have extended educations.

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

ability to work well under pressure and limited time using ones own creativity.Producers and directors organize rehearsals and meet with writers, designers, financial backers, and production technicians. They experience stress not only from these activities, but also from budgets, union work rules, and production schedules.

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

Growth is expected to rise more than average over the next 10 years

Associations or Professional Organizations 

Film writers, set managers, camera men, editors.

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

Cut shot sequences to different angles at specific points in scenes, making each individual cut as fluid and seamless as possible.
Study scripts to become familiar with production concepts and requirements.
Edit films and videotapes to insert music, dialogue, and sound effects, to arrange films into sequences, and to correct errors, using editing equipment.
Select and combine the most effective shots of each scene in order to form a logical and smoothly running story.
Mark frames where a particular shot or piece of sound is to begin or end.
Determine the specific audio and visual effects and music necessary to complete films.
Verify key numbers and time codes on materials.
Organize and string together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts and/or the instructions of directors and producers.
Review assembled films or edited videotapes on screens or monitors in order to determine if corrections are necessary.
Program computerized graphic effects.

Other Information of Interest 

In 2004, actors, producers, and directors held about 157,000 jobs, primarily in motion picture and video, performing arts, and broadcast industries.

Resources Consulted 

http://www.bls.gov/
http://olc1.ohiolink.edu

 
Name 

Kelvin Jones

Career Being Investigated 

Secondary school Math Teacher

Typical Starting Salary 

Median annual earnings of secondary school teachers ranged from $41,400 to $45,920 in May 2005;

Average Salary 

$66,240 to $71,370

Required Education or Credentials 

Successful completion of PRAXIS I (Reading, Writing, Mathematics).
Successful completion of English Proficiency Examination(EPE).
Completion of required prerequisite courses
with a grade of C or better
bachelor’s degree

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

Speaking Skills.
Leanerdship skills.

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

Regional

Associations or Professional Organizations 

American Federation of Teachers.
International Technology Education Association.
National Science Teachers Association.
International Society for Technology in Education

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

Teaching.

Other Information of Interest 

Well you will be working with kids for the most part. So, You might have to deal with bad and didrespect kids.

Resources Consulted 

www.google.com
www.yahoo.com

 
Name 

casey owens

Career Being Investigated 

farmer

Typical Starting Salary 

$8.31

Average Salary 

$8.31

Required Education or Credentials 

Farmworkers learn through short-term on-the-job training.You don't have to have a high school diploma .In nurseries, entry-level workers must be able to follow directions and learn proper planting procedures.For graders and sorters, training requirements vary on the basis of their responsibilities.Becoming an agricultural inspector requires relevant work experience or some college course work in a field such as biology or agricultural science.The education and training requirements for animal breeders vary with the type of breeding they do.For those with experience raising animals or those who are breeding their own animals, an associate’s degree or other postsecondary training in animal breeding is recommended.

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

on-the-job-training
work well with others work well with animals some basic skills of working with animals.
Some educational backround in bio. or Agriculture.

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

employment will decline from 2004-2014 because of tech. advances there will be less farmers to be hired.

Associations or Professional Organizations 

National FFA organizaion,The National FFA Center, Attention: Career Information Requests, P.O. Box 68690, Indianapolis, IN, 46268-0960. Internet: http://www.ffa.org

Growing New Farmers Consortium, c/o New England Small Farm Institute, P.O. Box 11, Belchertown, MA 01007.
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Description of the Type of Work Performed 

the work of farmworkers and laborers on farms and ranches takes place outdoors in all kinds of weather and is physical in nature. Harvesting fruits and vegetables, for example, may require much bending, stooping, and lifting. Workers may lack adequate sanitation facilities while working in the field, and their drinking water may be limited.Animal breeders spend most of their time outdoors around animals.Work also is seasonal for farmworkers in nurseries; spring and summer are the busiest times of the year. Greenhouse workers enjoy relatively comfortable working conditions while tending to plants indoors. Federal meat inspectors may work in highly mechanized plants or with poultry or livestock in confined areas with extremely cold temperatures and slippery floors.

Resources Consulted 

occupational outlook handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos285.htm#top

National FFA Organization, The National FFA Center, Attention: Career Information Requests, P.O. Box 68690, Indianapolis, IN, 46268-0960. Internet: http://www.ffa.org

 
Name 

Michael Holmes Jr.

Career Being Investigated 

Architecture

Typical Starting Salary 

$18.36

Average Salary 

$38,180

Required Education or Credentials 

Associate or Bachelor's degree

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

writing, math, learning, programing, social skills, technology design, persuasion, negotiation, reading comprehension, judgement, installing, science.

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

regional

Associations or Professional Organizations 

alot

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

groups, work, computers,

Resources Consulted 

http://online.onetcenter.org/link/details/17-3011.01

www.bls.gov/oco/

 
Name 

Ryan Jacobson

Career Being Investigated 

fish and game warden

Typical Starting Salary 

$22,400

Average Salary 

$45,000

Required Education or Credentials 

In College.
It is practically impossible to obtain even an entry-level position without a college education. Some colleges or universities do not offer a major in wildlife or fisheries management or law enforcement. If such a major is not available at the university of your choice, a major in biology, ecology or zoology with emphasis in mammalogy (the study of mammals), ornithology (the study of birds) or ichthyology (the study of fishes) would suffice.

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

critical thinking, speaking, active listening, persuasion, judgement and decision making, reading comprehension

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

slower than average, less than 1% growth/year

Associations or Professional Organizations 

north american wildlife enforcement officers association

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.

Resources Consulted 

ohio division of wildlife website
O*NET website

 
Name 

Tionna "Chanel" Martin

Career Being Investigated 

Pediatrics Nurse

Typical Starting Salary 

$51,020

Average Salary 

$63,360

Required Education or Credentials 

In the United States, nurses must graduate from a graduate program and pass the NCLEX-RN, also known as the National Licensing Examination. To be an RN nurses must have a bachelor's of Science degree.

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

There are many skills required for nursing. Some of them included:
Active listening, Critical Thinking, Time Management, and the ability to speak to and in front of others.

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

Employement for registered nurse's is expected to grow much faster than average.Because the shortage is so large, many jobs are expected to be offered. No matter how many nurses enter the field becuase of the broad hospital base nurses with atleast a BSN are expected to have a job.

Associations or Professional Organizations 

Some associations related to nursing are: The American Nurses Association,American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the National League for Nursing.

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, perform basic duties that include treating patients, educating patients and the public about various medical conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients’ family members. RNs record patients’ medical histories and symptoms, help to perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

Other Information of Interest 

Nursing is the best field to get into...It's a PROVEN fact.

Resources Consulted 

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Information Network

 
Name 

Will

Career Being Investigated 

Nuclear Physicist

Typical Starting Salary 

$87,450

Average Salary 

$66,000-$109,000

Required Education or Credentials 

Masters to Ph.d. in physics

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

Able to work unusual or long hours. Able to work in potentialy hazardous conditions in the lab.

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

Expected to grow more slowly than average.

Associations or Professional Organizations 

NASA, Lockheed Martin

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

Lab work, applying theoretical work. Performing nuclear fission, and fusion.

Other Information of Interest 

Can be very dangerous, or deadly if mistakes occur

Resources Consulted 

www.bls.gov
varioous google searches

 
Name 

Jurdene Ingram

Career Being Investigated 

Obstetrician gynecologist

Typical Starting Salary 

$203,270 (less than 2 years)

Average Salary 

$247,348 (avg after 1 yr)

Required Education or Credentials 

4 years of undergraduated studies, 4 years of medical school, 3-8 years of internships and residency

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

Oral/written comprehension, speech clarity, inductive reasoning, arm-hand steadiness, science, active learning, critical thinking, active listeniing, career making

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

The Employment outlook is growing faster than average. From 2002-2015, there are an expected 191,000 additional employees

Associations or Professional Organizations 

The American Osteopathic Association, The American Medical Association

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

Advising patients on health and diet, treat diseases in female organs, care for and treat women during prenatal, natal and post-natal care, perform ceseraen sections, prescrove and administer therapy, monitor progress, and refering patients

Other Information of Interest 

Job is mostly done on your feet; those employed gain recognition, independence, relationships and achievements; 60+ hours a week; increase in number of physicians working in group practices

Resources Consulted 

www.bls.gov/oco
http://online.onetcenter.org
www.acog.org

 
Name 

Erin Wood

Career Being Investigated 

Neonatal Nurse

Typical Starting Salary 

$22 an hour

Average Salary 

around $60,000

Required Education or Credentials 

Entry-level requirements for neonatal nurses vary from institution to institution. Some hospitals or medical centers may require one year of adult health or medical surgical nursing, while other health care providers hire registered nurses after graduation from an accredited school or college of nursing who have passed state board of nursing (NCLEX) exams for licensure. The type and length of nursing experience also varies from one institution to another, but many require no previous experience.

To become a neonatal nurse, an individual must first earn a RN degree. From there, one can obtain a Master's Degree in the specialty Neonatal Nursing. But by far, the most common way that nurses become Neonatal Nurses is by working in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Special Care Nursery, or Level I Nursery.

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

Requirements for neonatal nurses are dictated by the particular institution(s) at which they practice. Most institutions use a practice skills list to assess the nurse's ability in giving medications, performing math calculations, starting and maintaining intravenous lines, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and any additional skills and knowledge needed for direct infant care. These additional skills could include suctioning, gavage feedings, and ventilator care, among others.

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

Because there are nearly 40,000 low birth weight babies born in this country annually, there is a growing market for the neonatal nurse. The future will continue to be strong and steady for neonatal nurses.

Associations or Professional Organizations 

National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

A neonatal staff nurse generally works in either a Level I, II, or III nursery.

A Level I nursery is traditionally a nursery for healthy newborns. These types of nurseries are all but nonexistent now, because today mothers and babies generally have very short hospital stays and often share the same room.

A Level II nursery is an intermediate care or special care nursery in which the babies may be premature or suffering from an illness. These babies may need supplemental oxygen, intravenous therapy, specialized feedings, or more time to mature before discharge.

The Level III nursery is a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which is a tertiary care center that admits all neonates (newborn infants in the first six weeks of life) who cannot be treated in either of the other two nursery levels. These babies may be small for their age, premature, or sick full-term infants who require high technology care, such as ventilators, special equipment or incubators, or surgery. Generally, Level III units are located in large general hospitals or in specialized children's hospitals. Neonatal nurses provide direct patient care to infants in these units.

Resources Consulted 

http://www.nursesource.org/neonatal.html
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NUC/is_1_24/ai_113568267

 
Name 

Jordan Young

Career Being Investigated 

CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist)

Typical Starting Salary 

$35.00 to $65.00 per hour

Average Salary 

$100,000 to $150,000

Required Education or Credentials 

The individual must first obtain a degree in Nursing and pass a state-licensed exam in order to legally practice nursing. Next, A nurse attends an accredited nurse anesthesia education program to receive an extensive education in anesthesia. Upon graduation, the nurse must pass a national certification exam to become a CRNA.

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

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.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

As anesthesia specialists, CRNAs take care of patients before, during and after surgical or obstetrical procedures. Nurse anesthetists stay with their patients for the entire procedure, constantly monitoring every important body function and individually modifying the anesthetic to ensure maximum safety and comfort.

Associations or Professional Organizations 

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists

Description of the Type of Work Performed 

A CRNA takes care of a patient’s anesthesia needs before, during and after surgery or the delivery of a baby by:

Performing a physical assessment
Participating in preoperative teaching
Preparing for anesthetic management
Administering anesthesia to keep the patient pain free
Maintaining anesthesia intraoperatively
Overseeing recovery from anesthesia
Following the patient’s postoperative course from recovery room to patient care unit.
CRNAs provide services in conjunction with other healthcare professionals such as surgeons, dentists, podiatrists, and anesthesiologists

Resources Consulted 

http://www.mayo.edu/mshs/na-career.html

http://www.aana.com/crna/careerqna.asp

http://choosenursingvermont.org/enter/careers.html#neonatal

 
Name 

Cholo

Career Being Investigated 

True Matthew..two weeks ago when I was arranging books in a shelf in front of the ref desk, I got more qseituons than when I sat behind a desk 1 metre away but we are only talking 3 years. I'd love to have floorwalkers wearing fluoro bibs so they could chat to people to help them out where they needed it. I'm not sure my colleagues would go for that. My library installed a new desk two weeks ago, so I think it will be more than three years before we can get rid of it ..dreaming on .I'm also not sure my doodle emphasises us as supplier of online resources, or of authentication like it should and ooops I forgot to include an OPAC maybe we could just somehow make the catalogue search part of our regular pages so that people don't feel like they go to a different place .

Typical Starting Salary 

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Average Salary 

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Required Education or Credentials 

True Matthew..two weeks ago when I was arranging books in a shelf in front of the ref desk, I got more qseituons than when I sat behind a desk 1 metre away but we are only talking 3 years. I'd love to have floorwalkers wearing fluoro bibs so they could chat to people to help them out where they needed it. I'm not sure my colleagues would go for that. My library installed a new desk two weeks ago, so I think it will be more than three years before we can get rid of it ..dreaming on .I'm also not sure my doodle emphasises us as supplier of online resources, or of authentication like it should and ooops I forgot to include an OPAC maybe we could just somehow make the catalogue search part of our regular pages so that people don't feel like they go to a different place .

Required Personality Traits or Skills 

True Matthew..two weeks ago when I was arranging books in a shelf in front of the ref desk, I got more qseituons than when I sat behind a desk 1 metre away but we are only talking 3 years. I'd love to have floorwalkers wearing fluoro bibs so they could chat to people to help them out where they needed it. I'm not sure my colleagues would go for that. My library installed a new desk two weeks ago, so I think it will be more than three years before we can get rid of it ..dreaming on .I'm also not sure my doodle emphasises us as supplier of online resources, or of authentication like it should and ooops I forgot to include an OPAC maybe we could just somehow make the catalogue search part of our regular pages so that people don't feel like they go to a different place .

Job Outlook, National and/or Regional 

True Matthew..two weeks ago when I was arranging books in a shelf in front of the ref desk, I got more qseituons than when I sat behind a desk 1 metre away but we are only talking 3 years. I'd love to have floorwalkers wearing fluoro bibs so they could chat to people to help them out where they needed it. I'm not sure my colleagues would go for that. My library installed a new desk two weeks ago, so I think it will be more than three years before we can get rid of it ..dreaming on .I'm also not sure my doodle emphasises us as supplier of online resources, or of authentication like it should and ooops I forgot to include an OPAC maybe we could just somehow make the catalogue search part of our regular pages so that people don't feel like they go to a different place .

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True Matthew..two weeks ago when I was arranging books in a shelf in front of the ref desk, I got more qseituons than when I sat behind a desk 1 metre away but we are only talking 3 years. I'd love to have floorwalkers wearing fluoro bibs so they could chat to people to help them out where they needed it. I'm not sure my colleagues would go for that. My library installed a new desk two weeks ago, so I think it will be more than three years before we can get rid of it ..dreaming on .I'm also not sure my doodle emphasises us as supplier of online resources, or of authentication like it should and ooops I forgot to include an OPAC maybe we could just somehow make the catalogue search part of our regular pages so that people don't feel like they go to a different place .

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True Matthew..two weeks ago when I was arranging books in a shelf in front of the ref desk, I got more qseituons than when I sat behind a desk 1 metre away but we are only talking 3 years. I'd love to have floorwalkers wearing fluoro bibs so they could chat to people to help them out where they needed it. I'm not sure my colleagues would go for that. My library installed a new desk two weeks ago, so I think it will be more than three years before we can get rid of it ..dreaming on .I'm also not sure my doodle emphasises us as supplier of online resources, or of authentication like it should and ooops I forgot to include an OPAC maybe we could just somehow make the catalogue search part of our regular pages so that people don't feel like they go to a different place .

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True Matthew..two weeks ago when I was arranging books in a shelf in front of the ref desk, I got more qseituons than when I sat behind a desk 1 metre away but we are only talking 3 years. I'd love to have floorwalkers wearing fluoro bibs so they could chat to people to help them out where they needed it. I'm not sure my colleagues would go for that. My library installed a new desk two weeks ago, so I think it will be more than three years before we can get rid of it ..dreaming on .I'm also not sure my doodle emphasises us as supplier of online resources, or of authentication like it should and ooops I forgot to include an OPAC maybe we could just somehow make the catalogue search part of our regular pages so that people don't feel like they go to a different place .

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True Matthew..two weeks ago when I was arranging books in a shelf in front of the ref desk, I got more qseituons than when I sat behind a desk 1 metre away but we are only talking 3 years. I'd love to have floorwalkers wearing fluoro bibs so they could chat to people to help them out where they needed it. I'm not sure my colleagues would go for that. My library installed a new desk two weeks ago, so I think it will be more than three years before we can get rid of it ..dreaming on .I'm also not sure my doodle emphasises us as supplier of online resources, or of authentication like it should and ooops I forgot to include an OPAC maybe we could just somehow make the catalogue search part of our regular pages so that people don't feel like they go to a different place .